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|Cycle Route Details|
|Route Name||Kirknewton, Blinkbonny, Kirknewton|
|Distance : miles (km)||23.56 (37.92)|
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|This ride starts out with a climb up Leyden Brae followed, after a short stretch on the A70, by a descent ascent up to Red Moss near Threipmuir reservoir to where it's worth taking a short detour. I suppose the whole climb might be a thousand feet from Kirknewton but I've never checked it.
Then it's a fast descent until you turn right up the Harlaw Road, an easier climb back up to more or less the same altitude. From here it's a breeze, particularly the top half of Currie Kirk Brae which needs good brakes or you'll lose a few fillings on the disgraceful state of this (what feels like) forty-five degree slope. After Blinkbonny it almost fels like a free-wheel along Dalmahoy Road back to Kirknewton. A good workout with great views of the Forth valley from the high points and the occasional glorious lungful of farmyard air.
|posted by:Keith||Rating :||difficult :|
|Great scenery, loads of hills and now my regular training route|