We've got our monthly ride coming up this Saturday (14th). The forecast is looking good for the week ahead, so we can hope for a reasonably warm and dry day for the ride.
Verity will be leading us on what looks like a very pleasant route. In the morning we'll be taking a tour of bike paths around the Edinburgh waterfront - Granton, Silverknowes and Cramond Harbour - and then on to the Dalmeny Estate in the afternoon.
Lunch will be at one of our more popular stopping places: Craigie's Farm. The cafe there has recently been enlarged, so there will be plenty of room for us to spread out, either inside or on the terrace. They offer a good range of snacks and hot meals, not to mention some very nice cakes.
The total distance will be a little over 20 miles. There will be a couple of moderately steep hills (including one just before lunch). Most of the route will be on quiet roads or paths with good surfaces, but there might be some short rough sections.
As always, we'll leave from the north end of Middle Meadow Walk at 10.30.