Tuesday, 8 December 2009

East Calder Saturday ride report

East Calder crew

Neil sends in his report on about the weekend's East Calder Saturday 'Social' ride.

Four riders met up at East Calder on Saturday. New club member Debbie Pollard joined Keir B. Grant C. and myself for an easy paced run in the drizzle. Due to time constraints (and virus recoverees) we opted for a shortish run taking us out through Pumpherston to Uphall and Broxburn then headed up the Ecclesmachan road where we headed west at the crest of the hill to Ochiltree.

Weather conditions did not improve but the chat was good and we soon found ourselves descending into Linlithgow after an hour or so. It was difficult to resist the call from the the Cafe Neuk so hot chocolate and freshly baked scones were the order of the day!

We then headed East along the TT route where we took the opportunity to introduce Debbie - gently - to the delights of chain-gang riding for a mile or two - no problem - a natural! At Wynchburgh we turned South on the back roads to Broxburn before retracing our tracks back down the Pumpherston Road to East Calder. All in all a very pleasant run - about 26 miles at 13 mph. Also, many thanks to Debbie for officially being the first lady to come on one of the East Calder spins!

All the club run information can be found at: www.westlothianclarion.co.uk/clubruns.html

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