Falkirk Wheel

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All large scale events, rides and group activity are cancelled
With the ongoing threat of coronavirus Covid-19 we advise you should follow your nations guidance
Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Falkirk Wheel

Club Ride
Description 

This Wednesday’s ride starts at Miller and Carter at Cramond Brig and proceeds to Burnshot and then the road to Kirkliston (possible toilet stop), Winchburgh and Linlithgow. From Linlithgow Bridge (toilet stop at Sainsbury’s) we cycle on the minor road to Whitecross and Maddiston, a right and left to California and along to Shieldhill dropping down past Glen Farm over the canal to the roundabout where we turn left and jink about with rights and lefts, cross the canal again and thence The Falkirk Wheel where there is shelter, toilets and a café. We will have lunch here. 40K

After lunch we head for the Clackmannanshire Bridge via Stenhousemuir and thence to Clackmannan where we pick up the rail path towards Dunfermline and exit this at the Carnock junction for coffee and cake at Fairley's Garden Centre & Coffee Shop in Cairneyhill. From there on to Crossford and a right turn at the lights and on to the A985 for a short stretch, then second right into Rosyth, the Forth Road Bridge, Dalmeny and return to Cramond Brig where the ride ends. 60K

In total 100K and about 700m of climb most of which is in the morning.

A gpx file of the route is available below.
TEXT me on 0771 324 7662 if you are coming along. Please TEXT by close of play on Tuesday 15th to avoid overcapacity on the day. Limit is 15 riders. Also note the instructions below on Covid regulations.
Please also read our riding guidelines https://www.cyclinguk.org/group/page/guidelines-safe-riding
for your safety and the safety of others in the group.
We will ride as usual in small groups of around 5 and please avoid bunching up at junctions. You should bring 2 spare inner tubes, tools to change an inner, and a pump. Also, water, a picnic lunch unless you want to buy at the Wheel, and a bike lock.
Remember you are riding at your own risk and whilst the group will always try to help as best as possible, you are responsible for looking after yourself and getting yourself home.
You should already have emailed Janet at, ironside@blueyonder.co.uk to confirm you have read the Covid-19 regulations below otherwise you will not be allowed to ride.
Please note that by attending a ride:
• You are self-certifying that you are well and not required to isolate or quarantine.
• You agree to maintain social distancing when not cycling. Whilst we are not required by Scottish Cycling to socially distance when riding, we would encourage you to do so.
• You agree not to share food or drink
• You will carry a mask and hand sanitiser in case of untoward events, such as mechanicals or accidents.
• You agree to follow NHS guidelines if you become unwell after the ride.

I look forward to riding with you again.
Cheers
Ben (0771 324 7662)
PS – the trains on the Falkirk to Edinburgh Line are not running at present!

Type 
Distance 
100
Kilometers
GPX route and download 
Location 
Cramond Brig Toll
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Miller and Carter car park. Cramond Brig. Queensferry Road, EH4 6DY​ We gather at 9:50am for a 10am departure.

Contact details

Ben Bate
07713247662