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Kimberly

Member since Apr 2021 • Last active Jun 2024
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    Hi, you can't join a ride if it's full. It's always worth keeping an eye out for spaces popping up though. Especially in the last couple of hours before the ride starts. There are almost always short notice drop outs.

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    Join the Queens of Pain on a mixed ride on the first Monday of the month. We already open our bigger events to everyone but some of our guy pals have been keen to jump on the QoP bandwagon on a more regular basis. As our Wednesday rides are a sacred safe space for the cycling WTNB community, we will run these mixed rides once a month. These rides will run with the same ethos and values as all our events.

    This month we'll cross the Union Canal and take the Roseburn Path towards Inverleith Park before climbing back up to Bristo Square via Leith and North Bridge. Route below.

    No drops as always. We will wait at key points to keep the group together. These group rides are more about claiming some precious & potholed tarmac space, rather than chasing QOM/KOMs. The only essential thing to have is a working bike - any type will do. While we're riding in the light, you'll need to get home safely so fully charged lights are a must and we encourage you to wear a helmet!

    A small request that everyone checks their brakes beforehand as we want to keep you all safe. A spare tube or plugs to fix a puncture is a must and some basic tools would be helpful but there will always be someone with tools to help out if you need to borrow anything (in case disaster strikes, you will get help with it).

    Our rides are completely self supported which mean we will be there for you as best we can but you are ultimately responsible for your own safety and well-being.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46838854

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    Bristo Square, by McEwan Hall
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    Origin, 6-8 South College Street, EH8 9Aa
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    Let's drink coffee, eat pastries and ride bikes together. We can call ourselves the Queens of Pain au Chocolat.

    We'll start at Origin, 6- 8 South College Street for 9am. We will depart the coffee shop at 10am at the latest. Our route will take in North Bridge, Scotland Street Tunnel, Inverleith Park, Union Canal and the Meadows before finishing at Bristo Square. The route is below. Bring a lock. There is no official bike parking outside Origin but there are lots of railings.

    This will be a strictly no-drop ride. We will wait at key points to keep the group together. These group rides are more about claiming some precious & potholed tarmac space, rather than chasing QOMs. The only essential thing to have is a working bike - any type will do.

    Fully charged lights are a must and we encourage you to wear a helmet! A small request that everyone checks their brakes beforehand as we want to keep you all safe. A spare tube to fix a flat tyre is a must and some tools would be grand but there will always be someone with tools to help out if you need to borrow anything (if disaster strikes, you will get help). Our rides are completely self supported which mean we will be there for you as best we can but you are ultimately responsible for your own safety and wellbeing.

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    No bother @keith.kirkwood. Hope to catch you on the next one. Feel better soon.

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    Outside John Lewis, Leith Street
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    Join the Queens of Pain on a mixed ride, (usually on) the first Monday of the month. We already open our bigger events to everyone but some of our guy pals have been keen to jump on the QoP bandwagon on a more regular basis. As our Wednesday rides are a sacred safe space for the cycling WTNB community, we will run these mixed rides once a month. These rides will run with the same ethos and values as all our events.

    This month, we'll meet at John Lewis and start with a couple of climbs before descending towards Leith and wiggling our way back via bike paths and cobbles. Route below.

    No drops as always. We will wait at key points to keep the group together. These group rides are more about claiming some precious & potholed tarmac space, rather than chasing QOM/KOMs. The only essential thing to have is a working bike - any type will do. Fully charged lights are a must and we encourage you to wear a helmet!

    A small request that everyone checks their brakes beforehand as we want to keep you all safe. A spare tube or plugs to fix a puncture is a must and some basic tools would be helpful but there will always be someone with tools to help out if you need to borrow anything (in case disaster strikes, you will get help with it).

    Our rides are completely self supported which mean we will be there for you as best we can but you are ultimately responsible for your own safety and well-being.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46043984

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    Let's drink coffee, eat pastries and ride bikes together. We can call ourselves the Queens of Pain au Chocolat.

    We'll start at Fortitude at 4 Abbey Mount for 9am. We will depart the coffee shop at 10am at the latest. Our route will take in a lap of Arthurs Seat, Bruntsfield Links, the Roseburn Path and Inverleith Park before finishing at Fortitude in Stockbridge. The route is below. Bring a lock. There is no official bike parking outside Fortitude but there are lots of railings.

    This will be a strictly no-drop ride. We will wait at key points to keep the group together. These group rides are more about claiming some precious & potholed tarmac space, rather than chasing QOMs. The only essential thing to have is a working bike - any type will do. Fully charged lights are a must and we encourage you to wear a helmet! A small request that everyone checks their brakes beforehand as we want to keep you all safe. A spare tube to fix a flat tyre is a must and some tools would be grand but there will always be someone with tools to help out if you need to borrow anything (if disaster strikes, you will get help). Our rides are completely self supported which mean we will be there for you as best we can but you are ultimately responsible for your own safety and wellbeing.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45894568

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