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Monday, 26 January 2009

February's Ride

February's ride (14th) will be a 20-mile run to South Queensferry via bike paths and quiet roads, with lunch in a cafe or pub. The ride should end around 15.00.
10.30, at the north end of Middle Meadow Walk (junction of Lauriston Place).
Cost and booking:
Free; just turn up.
Further information:
Mike Lewis (0131 343 2520) or Livia Dyckhoff (0131 554 0577), or email 20milers@gmail.com;

Saturday, 10 January 2009

January's ride to Cramond

We had 14 people on this ride - who had obviously ignored the windy weather forecast and decided to brave the cold by wrapping up warm for the day's outing.
January 2009 Ride to Cramond
Alan led us to the Cramond Brig, then along the River Almond, where we bravely tackled a large set of steps (up and then down) to get us to our lunch stop at the Cramond Mill cafe. The owner had kindly opened early for us (forewarned that a load of hungry cyclists would be coming through for lunch) and we had some excellent homemade soup and bread, and filled rolls, cakes and hot drinks.

After lunch we did a short detour to the old Roman Fort at Cramond - I never knew that it was there before: it's interesting to find out new things about Edinburgh on these bike rides! We then headed East along the Cramond foreshore to Granton and then up through the Trinity tunnel and back (*) along the excellent North Edinburgh cycle path network back to the centre.

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(*) That's "we" in a 3rd person sort of sense as I ducked out at the 5 ways intersection near Trinity and headed home to Leith through Victoria Park - home by 2.30pm which is probably a record for me on a 20milers ride! Several others did the same though so I didn't feel too bad...