Falkirk to Kirkcaldy Cycle
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A leisurely cycle of about 40miles for anyone with a bike. This is a tailwind route (fingers crossed) that will try to keep away from the main roads and cycle along the south coast of the Forth. There may be a chance to stop and have a look at Blackness Castle (don't forget your Historic Scotland membership cards if you have them). After that we will ride over the Forth Bridge and then along the coast to Kirkcaldy.
The aim is that no-one will get left behind. However, should wish to drop out earlier, there are plenty of train stations along the way....
There will be chances along the way to stop for a cuppa and for 3 of us, a chance to complete the circle from 2 earlier rides in Fife in September.
You can check the route out here: https://www.strava.com/routes/15814736
What to bring
We are getting into the cold part of the year with a risk of rain so wrap up well!
Bike: a road bike
Helmet: OutdoorLads requires you to wear one
Clothing: lightweight and layered, colourful and/or reflective clothing will make you more visible to other road users
Footwear: suitable for your bike and pedals
Gloves: cycle gloves help avoid blisters, and are good in the cold
Punctures: spare inner tube, bike tyre pump and tyre levers
Tools: any special tools that your bike needs
Small snacks: such as chocolate or energy bars
Plenty of water: in bottle/s on your bike or in a daysack/bladder
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Eye protection: avoid getting grit or insects in your eyes, sunglasses are OK if they are not made of glass and not too shaded
Sun cream: take care, even on overcast days
Bike lights: be seen and safe - as we may be finishing late please have a front and back light.
Storage: small day-sack or a bag on your bike
Mobile Phone: keep it in a waterproof bag for use in emergencies
Food & drink
Please bring plenty of snacks, though there will be chances to stop and buy food and drink or stop at a café.