James ‘Jimmy’ Waddell – Funeral Arrangements

It is with great sadness that we advise of the death of longstanding Lothian and Borders CTC member James ‘Jimmy’ Waddell, who passed away on the 28th April 2018 at St. John’s Hospital, Livingston.    Jimmy’s funeral service will be at Midcalder Church on Wednesday 9th May 2018 at 2.00pm and after at East Calder cemetery.    All fellow cyclists welcome, bikes very welcome.

Donald Urquhart, Secretary

Proposed Pop-Up Cafe – Aberlady

The Club has been contacted by a cyclist from Aberlady who commutes to Edinburgh and cycles round East Lothian as much as possible.  A few locals in Aberlady are thinking of setting up a pop up cafe at Aberlady Village Hall (maybe every second Saturday or Sunday) which would provide bacon rolls, fresh coffee and home baking for cyclists walkers and any passers by.   They are asking if this would this be of any interest to the club?   They are hoping to run it as a community initiative, especially involving teenagers from the village.  Responses would be welcome to Mo at modemowbray@hotmail.com  and she will advise of the dates in due course.

Donald Urquhart, Secretary

Scotland’s Gardens

I am writing to you from Scotland’s Gardens, perhaps you have come across us? We facilitate open gardens in order to raise money for charity. We were established in 1931 and our portfolio of gardens includes stately homes and private gardens of horticultural interest across Scotland.

We are running an East Lothian Garden trail at the end of June, which allows the public to visit 12 different gardens over the course of two weeks. The trail was organised by a keen cyclist himself, and he has seen that the gardens group nicely into runs.  I wonder if your members might also be interested in such an event.

It’s a great day out visiting gardens, a decent cycle and a wonderful way to support Scottish Charities.

Imogen McCaw, Scotland’s Gardens

Cycling in East Lothian

ESP Physio – Discount to CTC Lothians and Borders Members

ESP Physio have recently opened a new Physiotherapy clinic in the Waverley Gate Building in Edinburgh (the old GPO building at the east end of Princes Street).   The facility provides a private treatment room and free access to a fully equipped gym.   All their practitioners have extensive experience in sports injury management and strength and conditioning.   They are offering an exclusive 20% discount to CTC Lothians and Borders members on all Physiotherapy and sports massage treatments.   More information is available from Tom Unwin, ESP Physiotherapist – www.espphysio.com and on the attached documents.

Edinburgh-Poster   Price-List

Donald Urquhart, Secretary

New Cycle Touring Website – Ride the Bike – Bikepacking and Cycle Journeys

Ian Yarroll has asked me to draw members’ attention to a new Website that he has created to advertise his cycle touring Website – Ride the Bike.   This is based on various bikepacking and touring journeys that he has made over the last few years in Europe and the UK and it contains practical info and resources which he hopes will help others to plan trips – it has not been set up for any commercial purposes.   More information at http://www.ridethebike.co.uk/

Donald Urquhart, Secretary