Monday, 29 January 2018

FORTH FAT 2018 Dates and info...


Dates for this years FORTH FAT 2018 is the weekend of 5th/6th of May 2018.
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;

Friday;
Meet at the Celtic Cross 2pm for a  beach ride/trails probably to the bar of the Walled Garden, Archerfield Estate...
After that we will ride along to SteamPunk Cafe for 5pm. where the Big Blu Van for Pizza should be set up, then probably a couple of pints at the Ship Inn afterwards...


Saturday;
Saturday at 9.30am ready to ride from the Celtic Cross at North Berwick harbour, usual ride west to the subs and then back along the coast line to North Berwick. We may diverse to Archerfield Walled Garden for snacks and optional beer - to be confirmed. Then a social hangout/beer outside and in at the Ship Inn in North Berwick town...


Sunday;
Sunday meet at the cross at 10am - for the usual Sunday ride east to Seacliff`s amazing wee harbour with more amazing views of Tantallon Castle then ride the Car Rocks along to Peffersands,  and some dune riding for those that want to partake, good viewing for all others!, we will then return from Tyninghame to North Berwick town via Whitekirk and the John Muir Way.


What you need/should have/and can do!
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 May on the Scottish east coast it could still be cool with possible onshore easterly winds, so pack warm and waterproof clothing!,  Fingers crossed though for good weather!,

Will see you on the beaches...

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