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May 2021

Wednesday 19th – mid-week intermediate ride. On the first official club ride of the year, just two riders went via Pencaitland and past Traprain law to East Linton for a cafe stop, back through Athelstansford and Tranent (47 miles).

Sunday 23rd – the first Sunday rides for 8 months! The fitness group rode through Dalkeith country park and Gorebridge to the Granites, left to Heriot, over Gilston to House of Soutra, then back by Humble, East Saltoun and Fa’side (54 miles). The fitness-plus group went out by Fala to Lauder, then via the Langshaws road to Stow for coffee; back via the Old Coach Road, Heriot and the Granites (70 miles). The intermediates rode through Tranent and Pencaitland to Haddington, then to Smeaton nursery for coffee, back in two groups, one direct from Drem, the other diverted by a traffic accident via North Berwick (50 miles / 56 miles).

Intermediate group at Smeaton Nursery tearoom, May 2021

Wednesday 26th – mid-week intermediate ride. A small group rode out through Pencaitland, past Glenkinchie distillery, over the ford, and back through Pathhhead and Edgehead (33 miles).

Sunday 30th – a huge turnout meant that the intermediates had to split in two from the off. Both groups rode through Dalkeith Country Park, Newbattle, to the Granites, left to Heriot, over Gilston to the Soutra cafe, back by Humbie, East Saltoun, Tranent, Fa’side (51 miles). The fitness-plus group went through Tynehead, Humbie, Gifford and Stenton to West Barns, back through North Berwick, Haddington, Samuelston and Tranent (75 miles). The fitness riders went up to Cousland then Humbie, back roads to Longyester and Garvald, Stenton, Pitcox and Tyninghame for coffee, home via East Fortune, Athelstaneford, and Port Seton (60 miles).

June 2021

Wednesday 2nd – mid-week intermediate ride to Humbie via Carberry and Pencaitland, back by Cousland (34 miles).

Sunday 6th – the intermediates rode through Eskbank, Carrington, Temple, Tynehead and Fala Dam to Humbie for coffee, back through Samuelston, Elvingston and Seton Sands (48 miles). The new intermediate-plus group went to Linlithgow via Currie, Ratho and Fauchaldean, back by Queensferry and Cramond ( miles). The fitness group also went west: via Kirknewton and Mid Calder to Livingston, up Pates Hill, through Addiewell and Bathgate to Beecraigs for coffee; home via Winchburgh, Ratho and Colinton (68 miles). The fitness-plus group rode through the Drum estate, Roslin and Leadburn to Broughton then over Dreva for coffee at Dawyck; back by the Meldons, Gladhouse, Crichton and Cousland (75 miles).

Intermediate riders on the road, June 2021

Wednesday 9th – mid-week intermediate ride to Gifford via Longniddry and Bolton, back by East Saltoun, Elphinstone and Carberry (37 miles).

Sunday 13th – a scorching day, and the intermediates went up the Shawfair cycle path to Loanhead, then via Penicuik and over the moor to West Linton; back through Lamancha, Gladhouse reservoir, Gorebridge and Edgehead (60 miles). The intermediate-plus group went through Lasswade, Rosewell, Leadburn, Romano Bridge and the Lyne Valley to Peebles, returning by Waterheads, Carrington and Dalkeith (59 miles). The fitness ride went over Edgehead, past Crichton Castle, up to the A7, down the coach road to Stow, over to Lauder, back by Oxton, Soutra, Humbie, the ford and Carberry (62 miles). The fitness-plus group rode out via Penicuik, West Linton and Blyth Bridge, back to Elsrickle and the Big Red Barn, then home via Rommano Bridge, the Lyne Valley and Shiplaw (70 miles).

Intermediate-plus riders at the Ramblers Cafe in Peebles, June 2021
Fitness group heading back towards Humbie from Lauder, June 2021

Wednesday 16th – mid-week intermediate ride up the cycle path to Roslin, via Roslin Glen, Rosslynlea, Rosebery and Temple to Carrington, then through Newbattle to Dalkeith Country Park (36 miles).

Sunday 20th – the inters went along the coast to Aberlady, then via Kingston and Whitekirk to Tynninghame for coffee, back via Papple, Morham, West Saltoun and Cousland (56 miles). The inters-plus group went through Pencaitland, round the back of Gifford to Garvald, through Stenton and the Biel estate to Tyninghame, back by Binning wood, N Berwick and Aberlady (58 miles). The fitness group went up Carberry then through Loanhead, Temple and Crichton to Humbie, back by Gifford and Haddington (62 miles). A small fitness-plus group rode up Carberry, through Humbie and Carfraemill to Westruther, then over towards Duns, back over the moor via Longformacus to Gifford and Tranent (79 miles).

The fitness group near Borthwick, June 2021

Wednesday 23rd – mid-week intermediate ride to Gifford via Pencaitland, back by Samuelston and Macmerry (43 miles).

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