Sunday 27 January 2019

FORTH FAT 2019 Dates

The annual FORTH FAT Fatbike Gathering this year will be on the weekend of 20/21st April 2019
Here are the details  you need to know;

Friday evening;
Anyone arriving on Friday there is usually a meet up on Friday evening at Steampunk Cafe where usually there is the Big Blue Pizza van, usually there is a collection of folks there, or later at the Tantallon Campsite

Meet at the Celtic Cross near the harbour and be ready to ride at 9.30am sharp for the usual ride west to Gullane via the John Muir Way trail then after regrouping up on Gullane hill ride down to the coast and out to the WW2 mini sub wrecks out in Aberlady Bay. Then the ride back along the coast towards North Berwick, regrouping several times as we go. We may diverse inland to Archerfield Walled Garden for snacks/drinks weather depending, then along to NB and regroup at the harbour.

Meet again at the Celtic cross to ride at 10am, as usual out east to Seacliff`s amazing wee harbour with amazing coastal views of Tantallon Castle and the Bass Rock. then time for some technical rock crawling as we ride east across the CAR Rocks exposed at the low tide.  Some dune riding at Peffersands, then through Tyninghame woods via the Secret Trail then through Binning woods and return to North Berwick Town on the John Muir Way Trail.

What you need/should have/and can do!;
Be self sufficient and capable of carrying out own bike repairs, carry own tools, be advised to top up tyre sealant for the Hawthorn hedges here, and/or carry spare tubes.
Both days rides are covered on OS Landranger sheet 66.
Riders should have a decent level of fitness and off road skills-coastal riding includes technical rock riding and sandy single track and possible strong headwinds.

Two campsites are in town, and  free camper parking along the east road-this can be busy at weekends, and loads of B&B`s.

Being April on the Scottish East Coast the weather can be unpredictable with baltic onshore easterlies so pack warm and waterproof clothing. Fingers crossed the sun gods will shine!

`We will see you on the beaches`

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