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26 February 2019

Balmedie Landranger Sheet:  OS Map 38 ABERDEEN Grid Ref: NJ975 182
Description

Beach ride.  Good early season starter. 

Directions to the venue

Check out the Ride Locator on www.serc-grampian.org.uk

DO NOT FOLLOW GPS IF IT HASN'T BEEN UPDATED SINCE THE AWPR OPENED.

Coming From the North:    From the A90 AWPR Southbound turn Left, signposted Balmedie. Follow signs to "Country Park" and "Beach".  At the bottom of the long straight, the road turns Left.  BEWARE SPEED BUMPS.  The road turns to the Right at the Church of Scotland Care Home for the elderly.  MORE SPEED BUMPS and passing places.  At roundabout, turn Right and follow tarmac road to South end of the Country Park.

 

Coming from the West and South:   Take the A90 AWPR to Balmedie and take the first LEFT, signposted Balmedie and follow directions above.        

Times

TROT-UP TIME WINDOW:  9.30 - 11:30  t.b.c.

START TIME WINDOW:  10.00 - 12.00 t.b.c.

 

Riding Times:

Pleasure Ride 15 kms at 8 km/h  Max 1Hr 52Minutes, at 11 km/h Min 1Hr 22Minutes

Marking

The only marking is from the Venue to the Beach.

The Beach Exit / Entry is marked by Red and White striped tapes.  This indicates where to exit the Beach to Finish. 

We hope that everyone enjoys their ride and has a great day out.

Maps and Talkround There is not a separate talkround!  Follow markers to the beach, beware of rabbit holes near the picnic area.  At the beach, turn left.  At CP1 (7.5 Kms) near the Ythan River mouth, turn round and retrace your steps (15 Kms).  You can only get lost if you miss the markers for exiting the beach :-)
15 kms Pleasure

15 kms Pleasure Ride Information

 

NO HORSE IS TO USE THE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE TO CROSS THE BURN.

NO HORSE IS TO WALK ON PEDESTRIAN BOARDWALKS except to cross it near the beach.

 

Please be conscious of pedestrians and dogs and beach wheelchairs, and give them right of way.

Be aware that the sand near the sea may be “Boggy”.

Please ride sensibly and avoid a “Dookin’”.