Sunday 26th May 2019 Dash to the Old Chain Pier

Easy cycle Dash to the Old Chain Pier

A truly horrible forecast kept most Easycyclists away  today, and only three riders sat in Söderberg to decide what to do, expecting heavy rain and high winds.

We decided to shorten the planned ride and keep it on the big paths as far as possible. After a final cheery coffee, we climbed out of the Meadows and down Leamington Terrace, onto the canal then crossed Fountainbridge to Gorgie Rd, Russel St, then up the zigzags to the Roseburn path.

The big paths in North Edinburgh kept out most of the wind. We rode to the three way junction at Craigleith, taking the Telford path to the five-way junction at Trinity, then the Trinity path, emerging at the old Chain Pier where we had a nice snack.

We returned the way we came, sticking to the paths and ending up at Project coffee in Bruntsfield.

The rain stayed away so it’s a dry ride, even if we got soaked on the way home.

Lead:Jim  Trace:Jim    Photos:Jim   Text:Jim


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