Friday, 6 January 2017

Forth Fat 2017 Dates; April 29th;30th 2017

Dates for this years FORTH FAT is the weekend of 29th/30th April 2017.
This is the only details that will be posted online for the weekend.

Anyone with a  +3"  `Fat lite`  or regular 4"/5" tyre Fatbike is welcome to come along to the Gathering which kicks off on Thursday evening when the first folk will start to arrive in the coastal town of North Berwick for the weekend.  There is three meeting times on three days for the weekend for two beach rides, and a Friday afternoon social ride;

Meet at the Celtic Cross 2pm for a half hour Cycle to Archerfield Estate for a tour of the Micro Brewery and some beer tasting, with a chance for a pint or two in the bar of the Walled Garden,
After that we will ride along to SteamPunk Cafe for the Big Blu Van for Pizza, then probably a couple of pints at the Ship Inn afterwards...

Saturday at 9.30am ready to ride from the Celtic Cross at North Berwick harbour, usual ride west to the subs and back. Then social outside and in at the Ship Inn...

And Sunday at the cross at 10am - Usual ride east to Seacliff and Peffersands,  but will now include a 3 mile road ride to the harbour at Seacliff, and will then return from Tyninghame to North Berwick via Whitekirk and the John Muir Way.

Anyone coming along for the whole weekend or just for either day has to be self sufficient and carry own tools and advised to prep their bikes with tubeless sealant and/or carry tubes, and bring/buy an OS map 66 if visiting the area for the first time and/or unsure of the routes. I can mark days route on OS maps when people arrive.  There is no GPS of this years routes.
Decent offroad bike skills and fitness are required for coastal cycling that includes technical rock riding and sandy single track and possible strong headwinds.

Two campsites are in North Berwick , the preferred is Tantallon Caravan and campsite where wigwams are available if your quick to book, phone if unable to book online, mention the Fatbike cycle Gathering as they will be aware of the weekend.

There is no arranged eating out this year due to unpaid bills last year. Good food is available around the Town, recommended and visited on Friday evening is The Big Blu Pizza van at Steampunk Cafe, and The Ship Inn on all evenings, also the usual gathering place for beverage!

Being April pack warm and waterproof clothing!,  Fingers crossed for good weather!,

Will see you on the beaches...


  1. Hi, any FATBIKE hire in the town ?

    1. Hi, There is no Fatbike hire in Town at present,

  2. It never ceases to amaze that people in groups like this fail to pay their share of a bill. Its happened to me when I've organised cycling trips. Individual bills is the only way. Good luck with the event.

  3. Pretty poor there was unpaid bills, leaves a sour taste. Hopefully things go smoother this year

  4. Is next weekend still going ahead? I know you said you would only post once!

    1. Hi there, yeah were all go for next weekend!

  5. Are the subs at Longniddry, the MECCA for fat bikes in EL?

    Seems a staple ride.

    1. Hi, yes the wrecks lie on a sand bar in Aberlady Bay