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17 December 2017

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

 

Coming From the North:    From the A90 Southbound turn Left, signposted Balmedie. Go into village, turn Left, signposted Beach.  After Left turn the road has a long straight.  At the bottom turn Left. The road narrows and has speed bumps.  The road turns to the Right at the Church of Scotland Care Home for the elderly.  A long straight with more speed bumps.  At the end of the large farm building on the left, turn Left into the Venue field.  Follow fence line down to Parking.        

 

Coming from the South:   Take the A90 North and 8 kms (5 miles) after the Bridge of Don, turn Right, signposted Balmedie and follow directions above.        

 

Coming from the West:    From the B977 Belhelvie exit, turn Left on to the A90.  Take next Right, crossing the dual carriageway, signposted Balmedie and follow directions above.  

Times

TROT-UP TIME WINDOW:  10.30 - 11:30  t.b.c.

START TIME WINDOW:  11.00 - 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 a Red Lifebelt Holder on to which there are Red and White striped tapes.  This indicates where to exit the Beach on finishing. 

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

Maps and Talkround There is no talkround!  Follow markers to the beach, beware of rabbit holes near the picnic area.  At the beach, turn left.  At CP1 (7.5 Kms) by 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.

 

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

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

Please ride sensibly and avoid a “Dookin’”.