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Sunday, 15 November 2009

December's ride

Our ride on December 12th will be a straightforward run out to South Queensferry, possibly returning via the Dalmeny Estate. As always, we'll meet at the north end of Middle Meadow Walk in time for a 10.30 start. Like all our rides, this one is free and open to all.

November's Ride - A pleasant 22 miles to Balerno

Today's ride was a pleasant (but occasionally damp) run out to Balerno. Fourteen of us set out from the Meadows, taking the familiar Leamington Bridge / Fountainbridge route towards Roseburn, from where we followed the Water of Leith. At Gorgie Road, we took the path by Saughton Prison, then on via Hailes Park and Baberton Mains, rejoining the Water of Leith near Juniper Green.

Lunch for most of us was at the Grey Horse in Balerno, although a few preferred the hot soup and other fare on offer from the Farmers Market. The morning had been a mixture of light drizzle and weak sunshine, but on setting out after lunch we hit a heavy downpour -- fortunately only lasting ten minutes. After that, it was dry and sunny all the way.

The return route took us by Long Dalmahoy, Riccarton North Campus, Edinburgh Park and Corstorphine. We split up at Roseburn, 22 miles from the start point.

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