Tuesday, 6 October 2015
For our ride this coming Saturday, Jim will be leading us on a tour of bike paths and quiet roads in the west of the city. We'll be taking in Dalmeny, South Queensferry, Kirkliston, Ratho Station, Gogar and Edinburgh Park. At 25 miles, the ride will be a little longer than usual, but there will be no particular difficulties: just a few hills, and some paths that might be rough in parts.
We'll take our lunch break in South Queensferry. There is no eating place there large enough to hold us all, so we'll spread out among the several cafés and pubs in the town. For those bringing their own food, there is a nice picnic spot overlooking the harbour.
We'll set out from our usual meeting place, at the top of Middle Meadow Walk, at 10.30.
Saturday, 3 October 2015
Thanks to Julia for devising a varied and interesting route to bring to a close the series of 20 Milers Extra rides for 2015. Roll on 2016. A great shame about the accident. But the fact that we were looking at nothing worse than minors cuts and bruises and a couple of shaken up riders, was a great relief.
Map trace: Jim
Saturday, 12 September 2015
Leader: Alan Orr
Map trace: David
Tuesday, 8 September 2015
We've got our September ride this coming Saturday (12th). We'll be heading into Midlothian. The route will be a straightforward one, but be warned that there will be a couple of long-ish stretches on busy main roads, as well as a few rough paths which might be muddy.
Our lunch stop will be in Roslin. There is a pub and a café there, and also a pleasant spot for a picnic.
We'll meet as usual at the top of Middle Meadow Walk, in time to leave by 10.30. There's no need to contact us in advance; if you can make it, just turn up.
Sunday, 6 September 2015
Team: Christina, Jim, Dawn, Peter, Jenny, Logan, Michael and Glenn
Photos: Michael and Glenn
Saturday, 22 August 2015
Monday, 17 August 2015
We've got the third of our Extra rides this coming Saturday (22nd August). Logan will be leading us on a foray into East Lothian. The lunch stop will be the Merryhatton Garden Centre near East Fortune. There is a spacious cafeteria there offering a good choice of snacks and light meals. As always, you can bring your own food for a picnic if you prefer.
For this ride, there will be a choice of meeting points:
- Either: 09.45, at the side entrance to Scottish Widows in Holyrood Park Road. This is across the road from the Commonwealth Pool car park. Note that other cycling groups often meet at the front of the Commonwealth Pool, so don't join the wrong group by mistake.
- Or: 10.30, in front of the Harbour Café, at Fisherrow Harbour in Musselburgh.
Logan has worked out a very pleasant route for this outing. We'll be heading out along the coast, and returning by a more inland route. There will be a few moderate hills, but nothing too demanding. But there will also be several stretches along main roads, which might be busy with traffic.
The total distance will be about 36 miles for those starting from Musselburgh, or 50 miles for the Edinbugh contingent.
Remember, our Extra rides are faster than our usual second-Saturday runs, with fewer stops. Please bear that in mind when deciding if this ride will be suitable for you.
There's no need to let anyone know if you are planning to come. Just turn up at your preferred meeting point.