Saturday, 8 November 2014
When our leader, David planned the route for the November ride he expected bad weather. As a result of this and due to the earlier arrival of darkness at this time of year, he settled for a shorter and easier route of just 18 miles. A drier and milder day than anticipated resulted in 33 riders turning up - a record turnout for 2014.
Monday, 3 November 2014
For Saturday's run (8th November), David will be leading us on an interesting tour of the northern reaches of the city, taking in Dean Village, the Kyoto Peace Garden at Lauriston Castle, and the Silverknowes Esplanade. A special attraction will be a chance for us to calibrate our bike computers against a measured kilometre. Lunch will be at the Gallery of Modern Art in Belford Road, where there is a nice café and plenty of room for picnickers.
The route looks reasonably straightforward, apart from a couple of short stretches on busy main roads. For the most part, the paths are well-surfaced, and there will be no killer hills. The total distance will be about 19 miles.
Note that we'll be covering most of the route in the morning, which means that the lunch break will be later than usual. The afternoon leg back to the Meadows will be quite short.