20th Anniversary Year

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Monday 9 October 2023

October ride this coming Saturday

 We've got our October ride coming up next Saturday (14th).

Under Alan's leadership, we will be heading out to Ratho. The route will take us along some nice country lanes (with good views of the Pentland Hills), a couple of stretches on the canal towpath, and a short rough-ish path through some woods (which might be muddy). There will be more than a few hills especially in the morning, but no real killers. The total distance will be about 22 miles.

Our lunch stop will be at the climbing arena in Ratho. This has a café which serves hot and cold drinks and a limited selection of sandwiches and cakes. On past visits, the service there has been very slow, so you might prefer to bring a packed lunch. There are picnic tables on the terrace as well as some indoor seating (with views of the climbing wall). There are also vending machines selling hot and cold drinks.

As always, these details should be regarded as provisional. We sometimes need to vary the route and destination, depending on conditions on the day. But the meeting time and place are the same as ever: 10:30 at the north end of Middle Meadow Walk.

There's no need for you to contact us in advance. If you fancy joining us, just turn up a the meeting point.


Anonymous said...

Hello, is there any chance me and my partner can join the November ride with our kid (who's 4) on the bike seat? Wondering if we'll keep up!

Mike Lewis said...

Dear Anonymous,

In general, children, of any age, are welcome on our rides provided they are accompanied by a responsible adult. But keep in mind that our routes sometimes involve riding on rough surfaces, and occasionally hauling bikes up and down steps or over gates, all of which might be difficult with a child seat.

I suggest you wait until the details of our November ride have been announced here on the blog. Then, if you are in doubt, email us at the address in the panel on the left of this page.