We've got our November ride coming up on Saturday (13th). I hope you
will be able to join us.
For this ride, Glenn has devised an interesting route through Portobello and Musselburgh. Even if you know that area fairly well, parts of Glenn's route may well be new to you. They certainly were to me when we did a recce last week.
The total distance will be just under 20 miles, mostly on good surfaces. There will be a few moderate hills, as well as one particularly steep climb near the start.
Our lunch stop will be at the Craig House Hotel in Whitecraig. Their menu includes a range of burgers and some other light snacks and also a vegetarian soup of the day. There is a spacious eating area, as well as some outside tables for those who like to brave the environment.
As always, we'll meet at the top of Middle Meadow Walk in time for a 10:30 departure. You don't need to let us know in advance that you are planning to come: just turn up on the day. The ride should end before dark, but you are stongly advised to bring lights in case we are delayed and to light your way home (don't forget to check that the batteries have plenty of juice).
One other point: as with all our rides, the above route and lunch venue should be regarded as provisional. The meeting time and place are written in stone, but the other details might change according to conditions on the day and other factors.
Christmas morning ride
Looking ahead, I'm pleased to announce that we will be resuming our popular Christmas morning rides this year, after last year's Covid-induced break. This will be a short, slow ride, taking advantage of the relatively light traffic in and around the city centre on that day. It will end at or near the Meadows, at 13:00 at the latest. I'll post further details in due course. For now, just note the date (25 December).
Of course, the Christmas ride will be in addition to our normal "second Saturday" run in December, which will be on the 11th.