Next Spokes Ride

Sorry, but due to the COVID-19 Social Distancing and Lockdown restrictions all Spokes Rides are cancelled until further notice.

If you're feeling fine, go out for a bike ride and enjoy the fresh air.

Hope to see you when it's all over.

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Respite from the dissertation

"A journey of 1000 miles must begin with a single crank-turn."

We went to Aberlady. Thanks to everyone who turned up, I hope you enjoyed the bike ride. Sorry if you turned up late and missed us, but we do leave at 10:15. I am very sorry I didn't get your call until a lot later. However, from next month I will have a more prominent place for my mobile on my bike, so hopefully I won't miss texts or calls because I cannot hear the phone buried in my rackpack.


A quick post as I am in the middle of my dissertation. A big thanks to every one who has done my survey, one quote was "I didn't know I did so much on the Internet".

Weather wasn't too bad, a bit of drizzle going up Falside Hill, and light rain as we approached the Hopetoun monument, but nothing bad. A beautiful day in the end, though quite warm and muggy.

Hope everyone got home safely. One person who was looking a bit ill in the morning went AWOL in the afternoon. Partner sent packing to look for them. Then some delay in the afternoon as Alan Davis' tyre exploded (rumours of too much lunch abounded) saw some people head home a more direct route. Other persevered to enjoy ice-cream at Luca's.

Next Saturday, 12th August, Mike Lewis has an Easy Rider. A short 20 mile run from Middle Meadow Walk, meet 10:30am contact Mike Lewis 0131 343 2520 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Chris Pearson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 0131 343 2685. Bring lunch.

Next Spokes Ride 3rd September to Dave's house in Linlithgow, bring a picnic, distance about 72 km (45 miles). This is the closing date for the recipe contest, see the Spokes website for details

Warm Regards,

Explore, Dream, Discover

"If we all, mountain bikers, cyclists, multinational companies, Jo Public, respected the land like old civilizations we wouldn't get so many punctures. Earth's revenge." ~ Jo Burt (Mint Sauce Cartoonist, Mountain Biking UK)

Ride Statistics

Distance:       82.3 km (51.1 miles)
Average Speed:  18.4 km/h (11.4 mph)
Total Climbing: 697m (2286 feet)
Time:           4 hours 35 minutes
Max. Temp.:     19 - 22 deg C

Route Description

Basically route 1 out of Edinburgh to River Esk in Musselburgh, Inveresk, Falside Hill, track to North Elphinstone, Buxley, track to Penston, Gladsmuir, old A1, then minor road to join A6137 south of Hopetoun Monument. Followed A6137 to aberlady

After lunch A6137 / minor road to Lufness Mains farm, right on to minor road passing the Motor Museum up to B1377. Turned right on to minor road passing Camptoun, to B1343. Left back to A6137, Haddington, railway path to Longniddry, Then coastal path or B1348 to Musselburgh and Luca's. The Brunstane path / Bingham / Innocent Railway cycle path back to Edinburgh.

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