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Sunday 1st – for the first ride of the year, two groups rode to the Lantern Rouge (because it was open), a faster group via Humbie and back through Haddington and the level crossing (42 miles), a slower group via the Saltouns and back through Samuelston and Tranent (35 miles).
Wednesday 4th – the first mid-week intermediate ride of the year to Tyninghame via Aberlady and Whitekirk, direct back by Athelstaneford (46 miles).
Sunday 8th – the fitness ride rode out through Loanhead to Carlops, then by Macbiehill and Lamancha to the Scots Pine, back by Carrington and Dalkeith country park (51 miles). The inters-plus group did a similar route: more direct out via Penicuik, back past Gladhouse reservoir (47 miles). The intermediates went via Roslin Glen, Carrington and Fala Dam to Humbie, back by East Saltoun and Tranent (45 miles). Fitness-plus went up the Granites, left to Heriot, over to Soutra and direct back (50 miles).
Wednesday 11th – mid-week intermediate ride to Gifford via Haddington and straight back (40 miles).
Saturday 14th – gravel ride in the Pentlands, from Balerno to Glencorse (34 miles).
Sunday 15th – a combined fitness+/fitness ride looped round through Penicuik and Mount Lothian to Humbie, back by the Saltouns (50 miles). Inters+ started out on a similar route to Penicuik, diverted to Newtongrange for coffee, then looped back by Ormiston (48 miles). The intermediate group went via Aberlady and Haddington to Gifford, back through the Saltouns (42 miles).
Wednesday 18th – mid-week intermediate ride to Gifford via Samuelston and Haddington, back through Ormiston (40 miles).
Sunday 22nd – East Lothian loops for everyone: the inters-plus group started on the coast road to Gullane, then went over the Yak to Haddington for coffee and home via Gifford and the Saltouns (41 miles). The inters went through Haddington and the Biel estate to Tyninghame, back through Aberlady and Longniddry (53 miles). A combined fitness/fitness-plus group went through Gifford and Pitcox to Smeaton, then direct back through Athelstaneford (52 miles).
Wednesday 25th – mid-week intermediate ride to Gifford (again) via the pylon road, back through Pencaitland (38 miles).
Saturday 28th – gravel ride around Pencaitland with Saltoun Big Wood as the end point (33 miles).
Sunday 29th – the intermediates went to Humbie via East Saltoun, out and back by Cousland (36 miles). The inters-plus group rode round by East Linton and Hailed to Gifford and direct back (46 miles). A combined fitness/fitness-plus group got to Eddleston via Gladhouse, back by Macbiehill and Penicuik (53 miles).
Wednesday 1st – mid-week intermediate ride to Haddington via Bolton, back by Seton Mains, in two groups taking slightly different routes (36/37 miles).
Sunday 5th – the inters-plus group went via Gifford and Haddington to East Linton (Smeaton nursery) then back by Kingston and Aberlady (49 miles). The inters group rode along the coast then to Merryhatton, and looped back through Haddington (42 miles). The fitness group went to Whitmuir via Carrington and Mount Lothian, back by Macbiehill, the moor road and Roslin (53 miles). Fitness-plus went out through Penicuik and the Lyne Valley to Peebles, back by Eddleston and Carrington (59 miles).
Wednesday 8th – mid-week intermediate ride to Rosewell via Newlandrig and Carrington, back by Roslin and the cycle path (33 miles).
Saturday 11th – gravel ride along the south of the Forth, including the Dalmeny and Hopetoun estates (43 miles).
Sunday 12th – the inters group went through Longniddry and Binning Wood to Tyninghame, back by East Linton and Samuelston (49 miles). Inters-plus riders looped round by Carlops and Macbiehill to Whitmuir, then back by Gladhouse, Carrington and Dalkeith (51 miles). The fitness-plus group rode via Heriot to Stow, over the hill to Lauder and back by Soutra (55 miles).
Wednesday 15th – mid-week intermediate ride to Humbie via Fa’side and Fala, back by East Saltoun and Tranent (38 miles).
Sunday 19th – the fitness ride went to Linlithgow via Colinton and Ratho, back by Queensferry and Cramond (53 miles). The inters-plus group went to Soutra via the Granites, back by Cousland (50 miles). The intermediate group went to Gifford via East Saltoun, back by Longniddry (42 miles). The fitness-plus group rode through Dalkeith and Gladhouse to Whitmuir, then back by Penicuik (53 miles).
Wednesday 22nd – mid-week intermediate ride to Haddington via Aberlady, back by Pencaitland (36 miles).
Saturday 25th – gravel ride into East Lothian, taking in Saltoun Big Wood, Humbie and a field full of cows (38 miles).
Sunday 26th – the fitness and fitness-plus groups went to Bostock bakery in East Linton – fitness-plus going a slightly longer way round via Gifford and West Barns, fitness via West Saltoun and Morham, then direct routes home (53/52 miles). Inters-plus went through Gifford to Tyninghame, then via Whitekirk to North Berwick and back by Aberlady and the coast (53 miles). The inters took a winding route through the Saltouns to Haddington, back by the railway crossing and Prestonpans (43 miles).
Wednesday 1st – mid-week intermediate ride through Crichton and Carrington to Rosewell, back by Dalkeith (37 miles).
Sunday 5th – the inters-plus group rode via Carrington and the Meldons to Whitmuir, then (after an extended mechanical) back by the moor road and Roslin (58 miles). The intermediates did a similar route, but shorter and in reverse: out over the moor, back by Gladhouse (53 miles). The fitness-plus group rode down to Innerleithen via the Meldons, Cademuir and Traquair, back over the Granites (72 miles).
Wednesday 8th – mid-week intermediate ride along the coast to Aberlady, coffee at Merryhatton, back past Haddington (41 miles).
Saturday 11th – gravel ride west taking in the Cammo estate, Craigend, the Hopetoun estate and the Dalmeny estate (46 miles).
Sunday 12th – the fitness-plus route was over the Granites to Innerleithen, via Traquair to Peebles, back by Lamancha and Leadburn (73 miles). Fitness riders went out on the Lang Whang, then through West Calder and Addiewell to Bathgate, back by Winchburgh and Cramond Brig (68 miles). Inters-plus went direct to Whitekirk, looped round by West Barns and Pitcox, then back by East Linton and Morham (58 miles). The inters road along the coast road to Aberlady, then looped round by Whitekirk and East Fortune before re-joining the coast road home (46 miles).
Wednesday 15th – mid-week intermediate ride mostly along the coast with a loop inland to Merryhatton (37 miles).
Sunday 19th – the inters went to Whitmuir via Gladhouse, back by Macbiehill and Roslin (51 miles). Inters-plus riders rode round the Pentlands: out on the Lang Whang, coffee at West Linton, back by the moor road (65 miles). A small fitness group also went to West Linton, but got there via the Meldons, back through Carrington (67 miles). The fitness-plus group went over the Forth Bridge to Dunfermline for a loop round by Dollar and the Cleish Hills (80 miles).