This page is from the 2016 event, we will update a few days before the event.
This page covers the staggered start, route and vital safety information. All the event numbers are now at Mercy Corps being collated and a big thanks goes to Gavin at Prontaprint for their support.
Please take a note of the Tour de Forth emergency number and save it on your phone - 07391 546899
Do your friends and family want to be a part of the Tour de Forth? Then let them know that we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help support you around the route. Interested people can get in touch by contacting Morag.
Forecast is 15C with sunny intervals and a light Easterly. Don’t forget to apply sun protection!
We are adopting a staggered start process due to the traffic restrictions on the B800 and to avoid a bottleneck at Kirkliston traffic lights allowing the riders to spread out more quickly. We will set off groups of approximately 80+ riders at 2 minute intervals. We propose you stand in a start zone as follows:-
Zone 1 & 2 – Riders who will average > 20mph and expect to complete the route in around 3 hours
Zone 3 & 4 – Riders who will average > 18mph and expect to complete the route in around 3.5 hours
Zone 5 & 6 – Riders who will average >15mph and expect to complete the route in around 4 hours
Zone 7 & 8 – Riders who will average >12mph and expect to complete the route in around 5 hours
Zone 9 & 10 – Riders who will average >10 mph and expect to complete the route in around 6 hours or are thinking about the broom wagon!
Click here to download the route as a GPX to your garmin or save the link to the mobile friendly google map. Please note the google map starts and finishes at the B800 not at the actual start and finish at Ingliston!
It is an open road event so riders must obey the highway code at all times. We will have volunteers at all the key junctions with signage to show the way. We will depart onto Lochend Road and exit onto B800 towards Kirkliston and head for South Queensferry via Standingstanes Road, Hopetoun House, Winchburgh, Linlithgow via Fauchledean, back East towards Philipstoun, West Lothian Golf Club, Grangemouth then skinflats and Kincardine Bridge.
The water/feed station is at 35 miles at the end of the Skinflats before you approach Kincardine Bridge. We will have water, bananas etc. and a mechanic. We will have portaloos at the Feedstation.
We will approach and cross Kincardine Bridge on the pavement, please take the chance to have a breather and cycle slowly taking care and giving way to any pedestrians. On the North side of Kincardine there are two sharp turns to get the shore walkway and then Walker St going East, again this is a pedestrian way.
At Torryburn, we will cross onto the shore walkway to Crombie point, please give way to pedestrians and dog walkers who may be out for Sunday stroll. After that it is through Crombie, turn back off the A985 through Charlestown and Limekilns then back to A985 for less than a mile to exit to Rosyth. Please take care turning on and off the A985, it is a busy road with fast moving cars and lorries. Approach the Forth road bridge on the pavement, then follow the route back to Ingliston.
We will have Radio Forth providing some entertainment and music to celebrate your return and Stoats food stall with snacks and tea/coffee to recharge after you have collected your finisher medal. We are hoping to create a bit of a party so please invite your friends to come to Ingliston to welcome you back.
Registration will be organised alphabetically, please arrive with your ID and initial your entry to confirm your contact and emergency contact details are correct. Open from 7.15am to 8.45am
You must register to receive your rider pack, including a bike and bib number – you must complete the medical information on the back of your bib number and put it in your pocket.
We recommend you aim to be at registration by 8am on the Sunday to be at the start line on time.
The event is all about raising funds for Mercy Corps and Cash for Kids, please remember that there is a full Movistar and Cervelo Bigla kit for the top fund raisers and 5 sunglasses for the highest team fundraisers, all kindly donated by Endura. See more at prizes.
If you want to make a personal donation please use our just giving page by clicking donate.
Lastly, please take care to get that gel packet or wrapper back in your pocket and try not to litter our beautiful country. Thank you for your support – see you on Sunday!