29 September 2014
'DIY Ride' Training Day at Southside Ride near Inverurie - Sunday, 5th of October 2014
There are 12 - 14km of well maintained grass tracks round fields with optional x country jumps to ride on -
the going is fantastic! We will issue no maps, talk rounds or marking and there will be no timekeeper or admin on the day
but, if you like, you can do all this yourself. There will be a map you can copy, write your own 'talkround' and
then follow your map round the fields, you can take your start and finish time and practice working out your speed
- we will have the speed charts there so you can double check. We hope to have a volunteer to teach you how to take
your horse's heartrate and spot if it trots up sound. It's a great opportunity to brush up on your endurance skills!
Or you can just ride round the tracks and use them for interval or fitness training or just have a blast.
If you want to try some of the jumps please bring a body protector. As with any 'Taster ride' no mileage will be awarded.
The cost is £8 per person if there are more than 10 people, and £12 if it's less than 10 and it is to be paid on the day
before you set off on your ride. We will have Tea and Coffee on the day to warm up afterwards. Homebakes will be very welcome! Please let Carola know a.s.a.p. if you would like to come so she can book the places.
Directions to Southside, Daviot (GR 731289):
From North (A96) - At Inverurie 1st roundabout (Morrisons Supermarket) turn left
From South (A96) - Continue on the Inverurie bypass to 2nd roundabout (Morrisons), turn right
Then next roundabout turn 2nd left (1st left is supermarket)
-straight over next roundabout to B9001
-continue on the B9001 signed Rothienorman for 5 miles - venue is on the left.