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Gentle tour of the Sidlaw Hills. PYO fruit at Flocklones..

From: Dundee to: Sidlaws (Approx 20 miles) Start: 10:30, Camperdown House, Dundee Short, easy paced rides with lots of breaks and masses of encouragement which would appeal to inexperienced adults or family groups which may include older children on their own bikes, or younger children on trailer bikes or kiddie seats, and of course any one wanting an easy day out with some fun company.

From: Brodick, Arran to: Brodick, Arran (Distance n/a) Start: TBC, Glasgow Central Station for train to Ardrossan Harbour A tour of the beautiful island of Arran. Train/ferry from Glasgow to Arran, and then our Attempt (at a moderate, but not superfast, speed) to circumnavigate Arran (or half-way round and over the top, otherwise) in one day. Due to the distances involved, this ride is unfortunately not suitable for more novice cyclists. Depending on demand, this ride may instead be extended to BOTH days of this weekend, hostelling overnight for the 'Full Attempt'. Please phone/email to confirm details.

From: Edinburgh to: [n/a] (100 miles) Start: [unknown time], Edinburgh (Check details with organiser) Quiet roads in beautiful Perthshire scenery. Edinburgh Bicycle Cycling leader, meals, tea stops. Transport from Edinburgh in the BikeBus and full support - all you have to do is ride your bike for 100 miles. Book early as this gets filled up!

August

From: Maryculter, Aberdeen to: Maryculter, Aberdeen (various distances) Start: See entry form, Community Hall, Maryculter, Aberdeen Grampian Rally; four nights and three days of cycling in the Aberdeenshire countryside. Rides will be available to suit all abilities. Camping facilities available for tents & caravans with/without hook up on site. Social programme being developed for the evenings and hot meals will be available in the Community Hall each evening. Entry fee: To be advised on entry form Closing date for entries: 30th April 2002 (late entries considered)

From: Stirling to: Balloch (90 miles round trip) Start: 19:00, Stirling Station Callander Loch Katrine weekend - Cycle Stirling-Callander 15 miles on Friday evening Round trip on the Saturday, via Aberfoyle, Loch Ard forest tracks, Stronachlachar, around Loch Katrine and back to Callander by Loch Venachar. Sunday - return to Balloch station via Aberfoyle and Drymen. See GoBike website for train times and hostel booking details nearer the time. Entry fee: Self-book hostel place Closing date for entries: mid-June advised

From: Gorebridge to: Peebles/ Gorebridge (27 miles/ 50 miles) Start: 10:30, Greenhall Centre, Gorebridge, Midlothian Cycle to raise funds for Testicular Cancer Awareness. Support vehicles, first aid and marshals will be along the route. The cycle is for all grades of riders. Choice of 2 routes, 27 mile cycle or circular 50 mile cycle. All participants will be given a medal on the day of the event, certificates will be issued on receipt of sponsorship money. Entry fee: £5

Track Cycling Championships

From: Meadowbank Velodrome, Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh to: [n/a] ([Distance n/a]) Start: 19:00, Meadowbank Velodrome, Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh Championships for Under 16's, Under 18's, Seniors, Veterans (over 40's)and Women in sprint, pursuit, time trial and scratch events. Entry fee: Spectator entry FREE

From: Meadowbank Velodrome, Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh to: [n/a] ([Distance n/a]) Start: 10:00, Meadowbank Velodrome, Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh Championships for Under 16's, Under 18's, Seniors, Veterans (over 40's)and Women in sprint, pursuit, time trial and scratch events. Entry fee: Spectator entry FREE

September

Business With A Heart

From: Edinburgh - Holyrood Park to: Dunbar - Hallhill Centre (35 Miles) Start: 08:30 - 10:00, Holyrood Park - The car park near the palace on Queen's Drive. Sponsored bike ride to raise money for over 30 charities, schools and hospitals. Starts along the innocent Cycle Path and then follows the coastal road route through many small coastal towns to Dunbar. A Pasta Snack is served at North Berwick. Entry fee: £9.50 - £7.50 for consessions

From: Glasgow to: Edinburgh (35 miles) Start: 10:00, Bell's Bridge. Exhibition Centre, Finnieston, Glasgow; or Partick Station, Glasgow Train to Drumgelloch, then cycle to Bathgate and Edinburgh - return by train - use this run to help you get fit for Pedal for Scotland - but by a different shorter and less hilly route to Edinburgh via the West Lothian cycle paths through Livingston.

From: Meadowbank Velodrome, Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh to: [n/a] ([Distance n/a]) Start: Heats from 11:00, Meadowbank Velodrome, Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh Track meeting featuring British Sprint League Championship, and British Womens Omnium League Championship together with supporting races for local and British riders. Entry fee: Spectator entry FREE

From: Glasgow to: Balloch (24 miles) Start: 10:00 - 12:00, AppleCross Rd Glasgow (off Saracen St on Canal Bank) New sponsored bike ride celebrates the Motor Neurone Disease Association 21st anniversary. Follows peaceful canal path route, ideal for all levels and ages, well stewarded with repair support. Refreshment break at Bowling with views across the Clyde estuary. Hope to attract over 300 riders, free t-shirt for all who raise over £30, prize raffle. Good train links back to Glasgow from Balloch and other stations on route. Entry fee: £5 (£3 under 16)

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