Wednesday’s Adventurers

#1 – Cycling adventures from Oscar Hamer

Oscar has been enjoying bike rides during lockdown having started with the exercise bike and a few short bike rides around the Grange area with the family. As lockdown restrictions were lifted Oscar and I have ventured further a field having cycled around Arthur’s Seat, up Blackford Hill and out to South Queensferry and back through the Dalmeny Estate using the cycle paths to get out and back into town.

The cycle paths at the weekend are really busy and quite difficult to maintain social distancing but more manageable during the week. Arthur’s Seat on Sundays when the park is closed was full of cyclists and pedestrians and was also quite difficult to maintain social distancing.

We have continued to enjoy cycling and plan to do more during the coming months weather permitting.

Wow, Oscar, this is so impressive. I’m so pleased to hear that you’ve been out and about adventuring with your dad and look forward to hearing about your summer on the bike.

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#2 – Cycle to School from Sophie Cobb (P1)

“This is Sophie Cobb, P1C, who cycled from home to see her school and check her ribbon was still on the gate.  We live opposite the Cameron Toll Travel Lodge, so round trip is approx. 2.5 miles.”

Well done, Sophie. This is a great cycle and a lovely photo of you and the ribbons. Thank you for sharing.



#3 – Threipmuir and Harlaw Reservoir from Mrs Berry

“We live close to the Pentland hills and this is one of us cycling round Threipmuir and Harlaw Reservoir’s.
Starting near Colinton, up into Bonaly, through Campbell Park, past JK Rowling’s stables and continue along path which eventually takes you up above Currie, continue up a steep hill before following the road along towards the reserviors.  Turn left into reservior and follow path round both reserviors.  Then, follow the road down and back through Balerno or if you wish you can head down towards Heriot Watt University, through the University grounds and back along the Canal towpath into Tollcross.  Leave 3 hours (at least) for this cycle, my husband did it on his road bike, I have a cross bike and both my kids were on mountain bikes, there is a combination of road and rough tracks.
For an easier challenge try the disused railway that starts at the back of the Tynecastle Staduim on Russell Road and is a lovely fairly flat cycle that takes you down to the seaside at Crammond and Silverknowes and is a loop coming back along either the water of Leith walkway or back along the disused railway path. “
#4 – Colinton from Cara and Alex Harkins 

“Hi this evening we ventured out to the Colinton Tunnel – a mix of road and cycle path 17km in all. The murals on the tunnel are stunning and maybe a future trip on the bikes there for Sciennes!!”

I hope you’re keeping a total of your miles, Cara. I’m very excited to find out your total for the week.