Monday, 20 October 2014

FORTH FAT 2015! Date set; 9th & 10th May 2015

Date now set for Forth Fat 2015!, same format as last two years, nice and simples :)
Differant food venue for Saturday late afffy- be going to the Seabird Centre, or your choice to eat at the nearby Lobster Shack or Rocketeer.

Friday 8th May; The Quickening!
The Tantallon Caravan & Camping Park is delighted to see us all again next year and the on line booking for 2015 will be available early 2015, i will post up when they start taking bookings. To book accommodation if you are camping, camper van, or the wooden wigwam`s click here; Tantallon Caravan and Camping Park;

Friday late afternoon and into the evening will be the usual Friday evening like previous Fatbike Gatherings of meeting new arrivals, talking fatbikes, tyre pinching and meeting friends new and old who can make it...
Usually anyone staying in the local B&Bs and some local riders come round to the Gathering campsite too.

Saturday 9th May;
We will ride from the campsite at 10am on the dot. And ride down to the Celtic cross at the Victorian Bathing pond. Everyone else riding on the Saturday can meet us at the Celtic Cross if they have no ridden up to the campsite before 10am.
10.30am we head off!. We will ride via the West beach at North Berwick then on the sandy loam trails of the John Muir Way as last year to Yellowcraig and then on to Gullane-the plan is to get everyone along Gullane and up Gullane Hill from where everyone will be together, some riders will join the group along the way and hopefully we can do a shuttle to Gullane for those that want to save their legs a bit.
From Gullane Hill we descend along to the cliffs then across the Reserve and out to the WW2 sub wrecks at Aberlady Bay. We then will ride the 7 or 8 miles east along the coast back to North Berwick.
Again there will be options along the route to ride the easy flat sand or tackle some of the rocky sections exposed by the low tide.
Once we roll into North Berwick we will go for Fish and chips or foof of your choice at North Berwick`s Seabird centre, . We can sit outside or inside. There is suitable space outside for the bikes to be parked, so bring a lock!.  Other good food choice is the nearby Rocketeer and Lobster Shack.  After food a quick pint or two along at the Ship Inn- optional ride up North Berwick Law to for those that want to see the views of East Lothians coast :)

Saturday evening;
For those that want a beer or two or just socialise we will go to the `Ship Inn`. Remember your driving at 10am the next morning ;)

Sunday 10th May;
Sunday morning we will pack up and leave the campsite 10am and drive to Whitekirk Golf and Country Club. Parking up in the car park we will meet up with everyone else who is coming on the Sunday half day cycle, then ride from the car park at 11am. For directions google Whitekirk Golf and Country Club EH39 5PR

We will ride to Seacliff harbour, then ride east along the coast to Peffersands where you can have a go surfing down the dunes-or spectate!, then we will ride on and ride the single track above the coast including the `Secret Trail`, before returning through to Whitekirk Golf and Country Club for lunch-Sunday afternoons is the Carvery. The plan is to wrap things up around 3pm for everyone who has a long journey home.

Hopefully we will have stickers again by Gil to hand out to everyone who makes the weekend or one of the two days riding. Maybe some goodies to hand out too!

North Berwick Town;
Everyone be aware of and please adhere to the one way traffic system around North Berwick Town please!.
If approaching the Celtic Cross on Saturday morning from the east of the town (Marine Parade) drop onto the east beach. pavements are narrow in the town-except out side the Ship Inn/Fish and chip shop so be aware of not blocking pedestrians-esp the elderly!. Thanks!.

See you there whether you ride one of , or both days of the weekend. Look forward to new faces who are turning up along with old friends!... :)

Wee update;
Thursday evening will be some riding around near my house by friends stopping over, Beer, Chiminea, will be involved, msg me if your about to fire round  

Friday; I and a few mates will be out riding local trails with a cafe stop and maybe a Pub stop, give me a buzz if you your about during the day,
Friday late Affy/Early evening; Amazing Pizza from 5pm at the Big Blu Van at Steampunk Cafe, good food stop before heading up to the Campsite,

Saturday Evening; Depending on how busy from us lot Friday Steampunk Cafe may stay open along with the Pizza van attending too  

Sunday; The Carvery at Whitekirk Restraunt i have got us a deal at £7 per head, Vegi meals are also available for non savages ;)

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