Sunday 8 January 2017
January ride this coming Saturday
For our first ride of 2017 this coming Saturday (14th), we will be taking a tour of bike paths in the north of the city. Our route will include Holyrood, Lochend Park, Inverleith Park and Craigleith. The ride will be a little shorter than usual, and should end fairly early (probably between 2 pm and 3 pm - but don't hold me that). There will be one steep climb (just before lunch), and a couple of busy main roads to cross, but no other difficulties of any kind.
Our lunch stop will be at the cafe at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Belford Road. The food there is usually very good, but be warned that it can be crowded and we might not all get a seat straight away. For those who prefer to bring their own food, there are places suitable for a picnic.
We will leave from our habitual spot at the north end of Middle Meadow Walk, at 10.30.
The ride is planned to end well before dark, but it would be prudent to bring lights in case we get delayed, and also to see you home if you live some distance from the end point.
As always, please regard the above information as provisional. Depending on various factors, there is always the possibility that we might change the route at the last minute.
Remember, you don't need to tell us in advance that you will, or will not, be joining a ride. Just turn up on the day.