Next Wednesday's ride will start at Red Hall and finish at Roseburn. The lunch stop is at Pardovan cafe where there are picnic tables and a cafe. you can eat your own food at the picnic tables and tea, coffee etc can be purchased and it will be brought out to you. There is a good menu in the cafe and hot food can also be brought out. There is seating in the cafe but it is limited although there should be room for all 9 of us if the weather is inclement. Meet at 09.30 at Red Hall and we shall leave at 10.00am heading West along the canal tow path. There will be a toilet stop at Herriot Watt University and then we will head off towards East Calder, Almond Dell Country Park, Broxburn, Ochilltree and on to Pardovan for lunch, 22 miles. After lunch we will head through Philipstoun, Abercorn, round Hopetoun House, Sth. Queensferry, Cramond Brig and the cycle way to Roseburn. 39 miles. You can see the route in detail at :-
This route is on surfaced roads apart from a short section skirting East Calder. Be aware that short sections of the ride are along busy roads with fast traffic. Bring suitable clothing for the predicted weather, 2 spare inner tubes, pump and basic repair kit, snacks and drinks to keep you going and a picnic lunch. Please do not forget to check before you start out that your bike is roadworthy, especially the brakes. Always ride safely and in line with the Highway Code. In addition please be aware of and ride in accordance with the group safe riding guidelines at
On main or busy roads we must maintain sizeable gaps between groups of 5 or so cyclists and ensure the groups behind know which turning we are taking with the last person in each group stopping and signposting if appropriate.
The group will always do their best to help anyone in mechanical difficulty. However, you are ultimately responsible for looking after yourself and getting yourself home. Please carry emergency contact details both on your person (card in wallet/purse, ICE on mobile) and in your bike bag. Please TEXT me 07900 462304 if you are coming on the ride (this will be standard for the foreseeable future: so that the leader will have an up to date phone contact and limit numbers if necessary). Limit is 9 riders.
The forecast is for a fresh Southwesterly, 11C with sun.
This ride is for members of UK Cycling. If you are not a member you are welcome on this ride although you will be expected to join after being on a maximum of 3 UK Cycling rides.
You should already have emailed Janet email@example.com to confirm you have read the covid regulations below.
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.
Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday