Queens of Pine W100

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  • The air is cooling down, the nights are drawing in and this can only mean that it's time for another Women's 100 ride!

    This year we've prepared a Tour of the Forth as gentle 100k loop, with only a couple of modest climbs at the beginning as we make our way towards Queensferry and then the same as we make our way back to the city. We've chosen quiet paths and more importantly amazing views over the water on both sides, and with a couple of surprises thrown in for good measure. Route here: https://www.komoot.com/tour/1225309483

    Did we mention that we have not one, not two but three cafe / snack stops planned? If this doesn't seal the deal, I don't know what will.

    This ride is for anyone who wants company on a chatty 100km pace but especially anyone who is wary tackling the big 100km. Nobody, and we really mean NOBODY will be left behind. We're starting at 9am and we've got all day to get back to Edinburgh.

    This is an unsupported ride (albeit in very supportive company), which means brings your own tools, spare tubes, spare lights, plenty of snacks and water, etc. Don't worry if you are not super confident with bike maintenance, there will be lot's of people around that are happy to offer assistance where needed. It's not going to hurt to do an M check on your bike a couple of days before setting off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qtx60bc­Nk0

    We encourage those who have GPS devices to download the route or keep it handy on your phone. This is a no-drops group, however, in the unlikely event we get separated, it's good to have it to hand. While we hope that the weather won't be too moody, we do ask that you check it on the day and layer appropriately.

    Can't wait to see you all and you're beautiful steeds on Sunday. Any questions, leave a comment here or DM us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/queens.of.pain.­cc/

  • This looks great! I'd love to attend if anyone cant make it closer to the time. :)

  • Ah darn, i was going to see about changing the Belles Dunfermline ride which is on the same day, but the ride’s now full 😫 We can wave to each other!

  • A space has come up. Go grab it!

  • Give us a wave if this is going to be your first 100k ride! Curious to see what the split of the group is. It'll be fun if it's the first or the 10th regardless :)

  • Just moved to Edinburgh and keen to get involved in your fab cycling scene - ready to snatch a space if one comes available as I've tried to cycling this route twice now and both times got lost under the Forth Bridge and came home!

  • I’m pulling out because of family commitments but I’m thinking to do the same route at 6am on Sunday starting from the botanics if anyone else would like to join me. I’d like to be back by 2pm

  • Even if you don’t get a space Ellie you can use our route and hopefully that helps with getting to the bridge!

  • Sorry to hear that Charlotte but glad to hear you’ll still get time on the bike this weekend!

  • Gang it's almost time! Here are some last minute details and suggestions.

    The final route is available here: https://www.komoot.com/tour/1225309483

    We suggest you have a hearty breakfast before rolling on Sunday. Suggested packing list:

    • 5 or more snacks of your choice. In addition, there will be food stop options at 25k (cafe), 40k (cafe), 60k (Asda), 90k (Scotmid) on the route.
    • Plenty of water (there will be refill points along the way)
    • Rain jacket and some extra layers.We’re hoping for sun but we will be out all day and our Scottish weather and temperatures are changeable!
    • A minimum of one inner tube that is the correct size for your tire. If you’re running tubeless, a tube and plugs are essential. We will not be passing a bike shop.
    • Phone
    • Money for cafe stops
    • Sense of adventure! Take it as it comes, if you are not having fun there are bail out options at: 18k (North Queensferry station), 60k (Polmont Station is a 5k ride away: https://www.komoot.com/tour/1307826459), 90k (Dalmeny station).

    Any questions? Ask away below :)

    Let's roll!

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Queens of Pine W100

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