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March 2019

Sunday 17th – the intermediate group rode along the coast through Aberlady to N Berwick, round by Tantallon Castle, Whitekirk, East Linton and Hailes Castle to Haddington for coffee, then home through Macmerry and Tranent (48 miles). The fitness-plus group went to Linlithgow via South Queensferry, Winchburgh and the Bathgate alps, then back up the hill past Linlithgow Golf Course and fairly direct home via Kirkliston and Cramond (60 miles).


Intermediate group in Haddington, March 2019

Sunday 10th – on a cold and damp day, a small fitness-plus group headed out by Leadburn, battled through a blizzard to Peebles for coffee then back by the Lyne Valley, West Linton, the moor road, Penicuick, Mount Lothian and Carrington (70 miles).  The fitness group rode up Carberry, then via Borthwick Castle to the Granites, but snow and ice on the way up caused them to turn around and head directly home (40 miles). The intermediate group rode up Carberry to Elphinstone, then via Boggs Holdings and south of Haddington to East Fortune, Carperstane and N Berwick for coffee; back via Kingston, Athelstaneford, Bangly Brae and Longniddry (53 miles).

Sunday 3rd – the intermediates rode to Tyninghame via Tranent, Haddington, Garvald and Luggate; returned into a strong headwind via East Linton, Markle, Athelstaneford, Bangley Brae, Cockenzie and the coast road (50 miles). The fitness group went west via Colinton and Balerno onto the Lang Whang, then up through Harburn, Addiewell and Armadale to the Bridge 49 cafe; home through Linlithgow, Kirkliston and Cramond (69 miles): https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2415992701. The fitness-plus group rode to Innerleithen via Gladhouse, Gorebridge and Peebles; back over the Granites, to Middleton, then home through Gorebridge, Edgehead and Dalkeith county park (68 miles).

February 2019

Sunday 24th – three groups for the first time: the fitness-plus group went out through Tranent, Samuelston, Morham, up past the monument, a loop past Pressmenan Wood and through Stenton to Tyninghame for coffee; back through Fenton Barns,  Aberlady and the coast road (57 miles).  The fitness group did some short steep hills (Smeaton Farm, Edgehead, Crichton, the ford road), then via Humbie and Longyester to Gifford for coffee, back by Myreton, Samuelston and the level crossing (50 miles). The intermediate group went to Gifford too, most via Pencaitland but a few (following a navigational mix-up in Tranent) via Haddington and Papple; from the cafe the group rode back through Bolton, Samuelston, Longniddry and along the coast, where they were overtaken by the fitness-plus ride (46/36 miles).

Sunday 17th – the fitness group rode south into a strong headwind – up Carberry, over Edgehead, past Borthwick Castle to Middleton, by Gladhouse reservoir then via Tynehead to Whitmuir for coffee; straight back, fast, through Leadburn and Bonnyrigg (51 miles). The intermediate group headed up the Granites, turned left to Heriot, went over the hill to the House of Soutra for coffee, then home through Humbie and Cousland (49 miles).


Fitness group near Gorebridge, heading towards Borthwick, February 2019

Sunday 10th – the intermediate group went out through Inveresk, Fa’side, Pencaitland and Samuelston to Gifford for coffee, returning in two groups, one directly via Gladsmuir and Tranent, the other faster through Samuelston and Cockenzie (47/50 miles).  The fitness group went out by Carberry, Pencaitland and Morham to Garvald then over the Lammermuirs by Whiteadder and the Rig to Gifford for coffee; straight home by Saltoun and Tranent (52 miles).


Lammermuirs in winter sunshine, February 2019

Sunday 3rd – the fitness group rode up through Tranent to Pencaitland, through the Saltouns and Bolton, past Haddington to the A199, then via East Fortune to North Berwick for coffee, home through West Fenton, Aberlady and the coast road (50 miles). The intermediate group did a similar route a bit more slowly: Tranent, Pencaitland, Samuelston, Haddington, past Traprain Law to Tyninghame for coffee; back via Binning wood, Kingston, Aberlady and the coast (50 miles).

January 2019

Sunday 27th – on a very windy day, the intermediate group rode along the A199 to Haddington, then on to the cafe stop at Humbie via Bolton; from Humbie, on to the A68 then home via Tynehead, Dalkeith Country Park, and the Esk path in Musselburgh (45 miles).  The fitness group did a loop east through Longniddry, up Bangly Brae to Haddington, over the monument hill to Papple, then from Garvald via Carfrae to Gifford for coffee; home past the golf course to Leehouses, then via Gifford and Cousland (50 miles).

Sunday 20th – the fitness group rode through Inveresk, Elphinstone and Pencaitland to Gifford, then through Stenton and West Barns to Tyninghame for coffee (with a few taking a shorter route via E Linton); home by Markle, Athelstaneford and Bangly Brae (53 miles).  The intermediate group went to North Berwick for coffee via Athelstaneford and East Linton, then back by Fenton Barns, Aberlady and the coast road (48 miles).

Sunday 13th – on a very windy day, the intermediate group went out via Dalkeith, Carrington and Temple, over the A7 to Tynehead and through Fala Dam to Humbie for coffee, back through East Saltoun, Pencaitland and Tranent (43 miles).  The fitness group went to Whitmuir via Sheriffhall, Newbattle, Gladhouse and Shiplaw, back by the moor road to Penicuik, Straiton, Gilmerton and the Wisp (51 miles).

Sunday 6th – the fitness group rode out through Tranent and Pencaitland, then through Bolton and past Lennoxlove, up Mag’s Bank, down to Papple then via Luggate to E Linton and Tyninghame for coffee; back through Binning Wood, Kingston, Fenton Barns and Aberlady (54 miles). The intermediate group followed the coast road to Aberlady then inland to Kingston, East Linton, coffee at Tyninghame; back via Athelstaneford and Tranent (48 miles).



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