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Page history last edited by Jim Cameron 3 years, 11 months ago

11th Evening Ride -

A meander round the highways and byways of Riccarton and Currie. 18 miles in all. A few hills, but no killers. 



Date Leader Text Photos Trace Sunset
Thu 12 Jul Mike
Jim 21:52



Thu 12 Jul Mike
A meander round the highways and byways of Riccarton and Currie. 18 miles in all. A few hills, but no killers. 




Mike led a merry band of ten riders, on a cloudy evening that was probably 17degC but felt cool, no doubt due to our incredibly sunny summer.


Up to the Bruntsfield links then left to the Grange, up Midmar Drive then into braidburn park, Firhill paths and along Redford Rd into Colinton.   The Woodhall Rd under the bypass took us briefly onto Blinkbonny Rd and the Pentlands, where we turned right down Kirkgate and up into Curriehill - a fine rough cinder path running past JK Rowling's horse carousel. 


At this point the sun emerged, so we only had to thole about 90 minutes of cloud. Phew! From there we ran down Curriehill Rd and into Heriot-watt - not a thte usual smooth cycle batch, but an entrance further Notehr (and further downhill) to a road that they never seem able to finish.  It makes for a quick simple ride through HW though. Exiting at the North end we crossed the A71 and onto the Canal.


After about a mile of canal we dropped down Cultins Rd into Edinburgh park, where the tramside path took us home via Balgreen Rd and the Russel Rd zigzags.

'Home' being the Fountain pub that is. Cheers!



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