Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Last Sunday's club run

Four hardy riders set off from the Cross in Linlithgow on Sunday. The group comprising of Dave, Allan and new members Eve and Shaun headed out through Winchburgh, Kirkliston, Dalmeny, Dalmeny Station, Queensfery, Tottley Wells, back to Winchburgh and then straight through Threemiletown to Linlithgow.

Allan said "It snowed for most of the ride but we had a bit of a tailwind on the way back to Linlithgow which made it a bit more enjoyable. We passed a large group of riders at Threemiletown, maybe from the falkirk club."

"The ride was about 26 miles long, at average speed 14mph. It was pretty cold and my hands were numb by the time I got home. We also had to cycle through a pretty big flood on the back road from Queensferry to Whinchburgh, it was deep enough for our feet to get wet. If anyone had fallen off we would have had to call the coast guard."

"Despite the weather it was good to get out on the bike, the plan was to drop in at the bike jumble for a coffee but because we were so wet and cold we went home for a hot shower first. Later on, I did make it to the jumble, the cakes and coffee was great, and I bought three cycling videos for a £1 each. Now I need a video!"

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