Sun, 15 Nov|
Leith & Musselburgh
A gentle 21-mile circuit of Edinburgh’s cycle path network
Time & Location
15 Nov 2020, 12:00 – 16:00
Edinburgh, Haymarket Station, Edinburgh EH11, UK
About the Event
This 21 mile distance event including 256 metres of ascent being led by Douglas is suitable for all cyclists. If you have recently completed a 10 mile cycle ride, you should be well suited to complete the ride. A map of the route including elevation can be viewed and downloaded at: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/55778650
The event will mostly take place on established cycle paths (with just a couple of stretches of busy road). The route will include sections of the Water of Leith, Portobello Promenade and Holyrood Park with stunning views of Salisbury Crags.
IMPORTANT: If you register for an event and then are unable to attend, unfortunately it's not currently possible to cancel your place directly from our website event pages. Please contact us if you need to cancel as soon as possible so we can give someone else the opportunity to attend.
We ask that all riders respect social distancing guidelines wherever possible. We encourage riders to bring masks and hand sanitiser, just in case you need them before, during or after the event.
We know it can be nerve-racking joining a new group or event where you haven’t met anyone before… even for the most confident of people. We’ve all been in the same boat before, so we want to make everyone feel welcome. If you’d appreciate chatting someone before the event or having a buddy to meet you prior to going to the start point, please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘request a buddy’.
Pace of the ride
The purpose of the ride is to get some easy exercise at a moderate pace while being able to socialise in a relaxed environment. We will regularly stop to allow people to catch up. We never leave people behind.
Terrain and potential hazards
This bike ride event will be travelling mainly on traffic-free paved cycle way but due to current path closures (including the Innocent Railway tunnel) we will need to ride along some short sections of busier roads.
What bike should I use?
This event is suitable for all types of bike that are in good mechanical order. Please have your tyres pumped to the correct pressure and with oil on the chain etc.
There will be no refreshment stops during the bike ride.
Usually we have a drink after the event because is a great social opportunity to chat to people you didn't get a chance to during the bike ride. Unfortunately due to COVID19 restrictions, more than two households are not able to meet indoors or outdoors, therefore this may not be possible at this time.
What else should I bring?
We advise you wear a helmet for your own safety, but it's not compulsory. You should also consider bringing some of the following: spare inner tube and tyre levers, any special tools your bike needs, some food or snacks for energy, bottle(s) attached to your bike and plenty of water, bike lock and glasses can be useful to prevent grit or insects getting in your eyes. Please wear/bring waterproof or warm clothes dependent on the time of year and weather forecast. Bring lights if you are likely to be travelling in the dark or wet weather is forecast. Please have footwear that is appropriate for your bike. Don't forget suncream (if it's summer) - you just never know with the UK weather!
Meeting point description
Meet by the cycle stands outside Haymarket Railway Station.
Have fun on the event. We promise to make you feel welcome and we’re sure you will meet some amazing new people. Please try to avoid cancelling at the last minute - it could deny someone else the opportunity to attend the bike ride. If you have any queries or need assistance, please email email@example.com and we will put you in touch with the event leader.
Event Price – before discount
An individual PAYG event costs £3.00. We offer unlimited annual membership of £25 or a monthly rolling membership of £3.£3.00