Tour de Forth
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Join us for a circular cycle ride around the Firth of Forth.
Starting off in the historic town of Linlithgow (conveniently accessible by train from both Glasgow and Edinburgh) our route of around 43 miles will take us through Grangemouth, across the Kincardine Bridge before following a section of the Fife Coastal Path through the village of Culross, noted for its many unique historical buildings, many of which are now maintained by the National Trust for Scotland. After crossing the Forth Bridge, we will complete the run with a ride through the Hopetoun estate and finish with a short section of the Union Canal towpath.
Much of the route will be on quiet minor roads or well-surfaced cycle paths.
Map of the propsed route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31366344
COVID-19 – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:
- Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
- You must also immediately self-isolate and not attend the event if you or someone in your household or support bubble shows coronavirus symptoms or tests positive. You can find the NHS self-isolation guidance here.
- The main symptoms of COVID-19 are a high temperature, a new continuous cough, and a loss or change to your sense of taste and/or smell.
- You may be subject to local lockdown restrictions, which you must fully comply with. Details of the location of these restrictions can be found here for England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
- We do not encourage car sharing to events during the pandemic. Please comply with the safety travel guidance for England, Wales, and Scotland. Face coverings should be worn on public transport.
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- All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop. Remember: Face, Hands, Space.
- Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
- Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice, but please bring one with you just in case it's needed. Please bring any other PPE items required. Bring a disposable bag for any used PPE.
- Members are advised to bring their own small first aid kit for personal use..
- Be aware that opportunities for toilet stops may be minimal if facilities are closed.
- Please, please cancel at your earliest opportunity if you are unable to attend or are unwell, so that we can allow others to take up these valuable event spaces.
- Much as it's difficult - no handshakes or hugs!
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Picture Credits: -
Photo by Esteban on Unsplash
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © James Allan - geograph.org.uk/p/2877207
Kincardine Clock Tower
Leader's own photo
Culross: The Palace and gardens
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Martyn Gorman - geograph.org.uk/p/1250394
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © JThomas - geograph.org.uk/p/1693568
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What to bring
Suitable for most types of bike, but a road bike or hybrid would be best for this trip.
Cycle Clothing - Come prepared for wet weather in case it rains.
Apart from your bike, food and drink, remember the following:
Spare inner tube and tyre levers
Also any special tools that your bike needs.
Impact from a bee, grit or even a fly at speed is extremely unpleasant, sunglasses may do if not made of glass and not too shaded.
Choose suitable clothes and footwear for the weather forecast and time of year. You will be exercising so lightweight layered clothing is best. Shorts are best even in rain, as they allow free movement of your legs. Jeans are useless if it rains but tracksuit bottoms need to be not too baggy or they may snag in the chain and cause an accident. You'll need trainers or similar with grippy soles for standard pedals.
Outdoorlads policy asks you to wear a helmet on events.
Cycling water bottle
If you don't have one, you will only be able to drink when we stop and may get dehydrated.
Food & drink
There will be chances to stop at tea shops/pubs for food. Though it is recommended that you bring food and drink to sustain yourself. You will be burning a lot of calories!