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Tuesday 5 April 2022

April ride this coming Saturday

 We've got our April ride coming up on Saturday. Yaz will be our leader and guide. As I write this, the forecast is for a sunny day with only a slight breeze, so we can look forward to a good day out.

Our destination will be South Queensferry. But, as a variation on the normal route, we will head first to the viewing platform at the south end of the road bridge. From here there are stunning views of the three bridges over the Forth (and a good place to take photos). We will then proceed to the old part of the town, where there are picnic spots and cafės for our lunch break (also toilets). The return leg will be via the scenic Dalmeny Estate.

The total distance will be about 22 miles. Most of the route will be on firm surfaces, although there will be a few rough patches in the afternoon, not to mention the notorious Queensferry cobbles. There will be some moderate hills, none of them particularly difficult.

The meeting time and place are as ever: the north end of Middle Meadow Walk at 10.30. Remember, there is no booking system for our rides, and no need to contact us in advance.

More rides

With summer on the doorstep, other local cycling groups will be organising rides in the weeks ahead. EasyCycle are running their short rides on the last Sunday of every month; Mellow Velo will be offering their programme of cycling weekends; and the usual evening rides will be starting up again soon. You can find details of all these events on my website: www.cycling-edinburgh.org.uk.

You might also like to know that Pedal on Parliament will take place on 23rd April. This mass bike ride usually attracts several thousand cyclists. It is a light-hearted family-friendly event, not a confrontational demo. More details on the above website.

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