Category Archives: Cycling

Roslin to Shawfair

With rain forecast for later in the day, there seemed to be a clear dry weather window in mid-morning, offering just enough time to complete a 13-mile circuit from the house, up to Rosewell, across to Roslin, then a fast … Continue reading

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Camp Wood Trails

As part of my plan to create a 50k off-road cycle route I’ve taken to call The Grand Trail, I knew of some local trails to the south, on the high ground above Newtongrange, leading from Camp Wood to the … Continue reading

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Hints and Tips

When you have been cycling for quite few years, you come across a few useful hints and tips that make all the difference to the success of your ride, sometimes making that crucial difference to whether you end up walking … Continue reading

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Night Rides

As well as the usual day-time rides, I’m a keen enthusiast of night rides and not just during the warmer summer months but throughout the year and on this page, I want to share a few thoughts and hints and … Continue reading

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Autumn Cycling

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, as the temperature drops and the leaves fall from the trees, many a cyclist will pack their bicycle away until the Spring, waiting until warmer days come again. Personally, I … Continue reading

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Broomieknowe

Having recently started bagging trig points, yes, those tall concrete pillars you see on hill tops, I knew there was one close to me locally, in fact, less than a mile away. However, there was a problem with reaching it … Continue reading

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Brew Kit

When I’m out cycling, and also kick scooting and walking, I like to be self-sufficient, carrying my own supplies such as lunch, brew kit and emergency rations. For me, one of the great pleasures when out riding is finding a … Continue reading

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Cycle Clothing

The great thing about cycling is that you can simply jump on your bike and just ride away. It does not matter what clothing you are wearing at the time, be it the business suit you are wearing to work, … Continue reading

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Fat Bike Tyres

When out riding a fat bike it is often the fat tyres that attract all the attention and comments. Usually about how heavy they look, how hard it must be to pedal and so on, occasionally just how stupid they … Continue reading

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Full Moon Ride

By the end of October, the nights have drawn in, temperatures have dropped and the weather is, well, just the weather, usually cool, wet and windy. However, sometimes conditions some together to entice me to get up at Midnight, otherwise … Continue reading

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Dalkeith Country Park

Dalkeith Country Park is a popular place to visit at weekends and during holidays, so the best time to visit for a cycle is on week-days when there are fewer people about, particularly dog walkers and horse riders, both always … Continue reading

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The Cast & Mavisbank

Saturday morning dawned dull, overcast grey and drizzly wet, with more rain forecast for much of the day, though with only a 10% chance of rain, it would not stop me getting out and about on either kick scooter or … Continue reading

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Beach Riding

As I write this page, I’ve been riding the Surly Pugsley on a number of beaches in the local area and also further afield. Mostly on the beaches of East Lothian but also as far down the coast as Lindisfarne, … Continue reading

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