Next Spokes Ride

The next Spokes Ride will be on Sunday 1st July 2018.

Forecast is dry, light cloud. Max Temp 21°C NE Wind. (Bring sunscreen)

Meet 10:00am at on Lothian Road outside the Usher Hall.

Destination Linlithgow, West Lothian. Slightly hilly ride, with few inclines but not too steep. Distance about 45 mi. Picnic Lunch, so please a packed lunch with you. Tea / coffee provided at the lunch spot, so RSVP to register your interest through the Contacts page.

This ride will be visiting one of the Open Gardens in Linlithgow, the lunch time stop. If you wish to visit the rest gardens, a guide, costing £5 is also available. This will allow you to visit to all the other gardens open to the public on Sunday. Please RSVP through the Contacts page. (Please remember to bring £5 with you, and you can pick up the guide at the lunch time stop)

Please check your bike before the ride, i.e. tyre pressure, chain and brakes. Bring some money for lunch, emergencies and possible café stops or post ride refreshments. Don't forget snacks to keep your energy levels up and a drink to consume en-route.
Don't forget to bring a small toolkit to fit your bike and a spare inner tube in case you get a puncture. It is much easier to replace the tube than to repair a tube, especially if you have a slow puncture.

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Weather

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Weather was near perfect sunny, clear and still, but cold.  We set off as 24? including one Trice and one recumbent.

A GOG
Xmas cheer and mulled wine
New year cheer and mince pies
Spokes run report .

 

What a beautiful day for a Spokes Ride, we started from the Usher Hall at 10:17 am and departed for Mid Calder. A bit breezy, but it was a balmy 12 deg Celsius, and lots of sunshine. 21 people turned up. Yup I’m back on the bike (don’t all moan at once please!!!!), firing on one leg though. Makes acceleration a bit interesting.

 
The ride of 15 went to Blackness via Craigie - 1 puncture sustained by the farm, S.Queensferry, Hopetoun House, a carry over the gate to get out to Abercorn where churchyard was explored and mausoleum discovered whilst searching for the path to Blackness.  We opted instead for the road and most lunched on the beach - the others relying on flapjacks from the shop as the inn closed in early July.

 

You can't have missed the excellent prizes on offer for Sunday's spokes ride to Linlithgow. Remember there's also a 'booby' prize as well. Still laid up becaus eI broke my leg, the September 2003 Spokes Ride was a Treasure Hunt.

 

Well, now for Sunday's ride. We had a pleasant spin over the Meadows, down the Innocent path, through Niddrie and then Mucklets Lane and along Pinkie Road before hitting the "Coastal Trail" to Gullane Beach. Here the 13 of us partook in picnics, paddling in the water which became pleasant once all feeling had ceased and Frisbee for the more energetic. Sadly, no one remembered their bucket and spade.

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