Tour de Forth

Road Cycling
Jul 31
2021

10 people attending

0 places left

1 person waitlisted

Your price
£12.50
Event booking closes on Jul 31 at 08:00:00
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69km (43 miles) with 600m of climbing

Participation Statement

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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

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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, ScotlandWales, and Northern Ireland.   
  • We do not encourage car sharing to events during the pandemic. Please comply with the safety travel guidance for EnglandWales, and Scotland. Face coverings should be worn on public transport.
  • OutdoorLads will support the tracing systems in place across the UK  and attendance at an OutdoorLads event is considered permission to use contact details for this purpose if requested by the appropriate authority.  
  • 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!

COVID-19: Events Participation Statement

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Please note that every person participating should be aware of (and accept) that those members perceived as ‘in charge’ or leading the event are not experts,  do not need to be experts, and are not regarded by OutdoorLads, or themselves as experts, but are amateurs with some experience in the event type and who are happy to impart their knowledge.  Any advice given should be considered with this in mind by the recipient.

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Picture Credits: -

Forth Bridges
Photo by Esteban on Unsplash

Kincardine bridge
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

Hopetoun House
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © JThomas - geograph.org.uk/p/1693568

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Kincardine Bridge
Kincardine
Culross Palace and Gardens
Forth Bridges
Hopetoun House
Kincardine Bridge
Kincardine
Culross Palace and Gardens
Forth Bridges
Hopetoun House

Location

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