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Sunday 18th – the intermediate group went via Carberry and Cousland to Humbie Hub for coffee then (despite puncture problems) on via Longyester to Gifford and home via Bolton and Tranent (48 miles). The fitness group went through Eskbank and Carrington to the Granites, Heriot and Soutra, then home via Humbie (50 miles).
Sunday 11th – very cold but sunny as both groups started out on the coast road to Longniddry, then through Huntington and Haddington; the fitness group went via Papple then back down to E Linton and Tyninghame for coffee, home via Markle and Athelstaneford (50 miles); the intermediate group went to Gifford for coffee, back via
Samuelston, West Saltoun and Cousland (41 miles).
Sunday 4th – the intermediate group headed south-west through Sheriffhall, past Temple and Gladhouse to Eddleston for coffee at the Scots Pine, then over to Whim and back through Leadburn and Bonnyrigg (43 miles); the fitness group went east through Prestonpans, via Coates and Bangly Hill to Haddington, up Beech Hill to Garvald, round the back of Gifford to Humbie for coffee, then home via Peaston and Carberry (47 miles).
Sunday 28th – a wet and windy ride to Whitmuir for the fitness group, via Bonnyrigg, Rosslynlee, Penicuik and the moor, back by Howgate, Temple and Carrington (46 miles). The intermediate group went through Drem, East Fortune, Whitekirk and Tantallon to North Berwick and coffee in ‘Cake’ before coming home via the coast road in the wind and mizzle (also 46 miles).
Sunday 21st – on a very cold day, both groups played it safe with a main-road loop along the coast to N Berwick, then round by Tantallon to Tyninghame for coffee; the intermediate group came straight back by E Linton, Haddington and Tranent (47 miles), while the fitness group went a longer way via Pencaitland and Dalkeith (55 miles).
Sunday 14th – the fitness group went out of town via Cameron Toll, Loanhead, Lasswade and Gorebridge, then onto the A7, via the Tynehead road to the A68 and through Fala to Humbie for coffee; back by Samuelston, Longniddry and the coast road (49 miles). Meanwhile, the intermediate group went via Carberry hill to Humbie, did a small loop via Blegbie and on to coffee in Gifford, some via Longyester; then home was via East Saltoun, Pencaitland and Tranent (46/50 miles).
Sunday 7th – very cold, and both groups went, at their respective paces, to the Tyninghame cafe through Tranent, Haddington and East Linton; home via North Berwick and the coast road, but somehow recording slightly different mileages (49 / 50 miles).