Next Spokes Ride

Sunday 3rd July 2022. Meet at 10:00 outside the Usher Hall, Lothian Rd.

Destination to be decided on Wednesday. Distance will be around 70km (42 miles). Lunch in a café.
Please check your bike before the ride, i.e. tyre pressure, chain and brakes. Bring some money for emergencies and café stops and/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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Silver Sunshine

"there is no wrong there is no right, the circle only has one side
we all try hard to live our lives in harmony for fear of falling swiftly overboard
but life is both a major and a minor key just open up the chord
but the grass is always greener on the other side" -
Side, Travis

An easy ride to Mid Calder for the December Ride. A slightly dull day, cold, the wind had died down, which made for a great day to be out on the bike. Even at 10am, people were rushing in to town to do their Christmas shopping, the Edinburgh Road Club were meeting at the Tusitala for their ride, people with suitcases rushing to the railway station or bus stop and others in a post Saturday night glaze, acting as though people don’t mean a thing, moving right through you. Of course some people would argue that it was the sort of day to stay inside, nor was there any point in riding alone.


Explanatory Trip to Aberlady

"Hardware: the parts of a computer that can be kicked." - Jeff Pesis

The calm weather brought 30 people out on Sunday for the Spokes Ride to East Lothian. This time the weather forecast promised more than it actually delivered. It stayed dry, and wind free, a lovely cycle ride, especially in the morning. It can be a bit stressful leading a huge group, but I do try my beat to explain why we have to do something. I have enjoyed leading Spokes Rides over the past 10 years. I have met a good number of people, enjoyed your company


Last Ride of Summer 07

Fifteen people turned up for this ride, numbers boosted by the weather forecast.

The ride to Culross took place on one of those late summer days when autumn takes its first look. The ride started ominously with dark clouds, and as we headed west towards Dalmeny, we went through a small shower, and said hello to several cyclists. After a small shower, the clouds cleared to blues skies, the sun yellow.


Summer has gone, Autumn is here.

Here we are in Autumn, Summer never really appeared, but at least we had sun, warmth and a great time on this months Spokes Ride.

I decided it would be grand to go to Fife again for the October Ride, ignoring the weather forecasts and hoping it would remain sunny. Apart from a little early rain, it did. Whereas the Culross ride could be described as the last ride of summer, the sun continued its late appearance this year for our first ride of autumn, and our last ride of British Summer Time.


Thanks to everyone who turned up, hope you all had a great day out. Well done to everyone who submitted an entry in to the Treasure Hunt.

The Prizes for the Treasure Hunt were bought from the profit of items sold at the TreeFest and Fringe Sunday, a total of £45:

1st Prize - Topeak Alien RX-E Multi Tool, worth £27.99, excellent for on the road repairs, a lightweight version of the Topeak Alien.
2nd Prize - Buff Headwear/Scarf worth £10.99 with cyclists’ print, excellent for stopping the cold from going down your neck
3rd Prize - Bike Scotland Book One, worth £5.99, describes 40 cycle routes, on and off-road, in Central Scotland, easily reached by train.

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