The route is 97.3km (60.5 miles) starting and finishing at Ingliston showground. The route is open road and we have tried to stay on the back roads and minimise the number of traffic lights but please be aware of traffic and crossings and take care. Please note that if you took part in TdF in 2012/3, we have a chosen a new more scenic route with a different start and finish.
There will one water/feed station at the parking area just before the Kincardine bridge crossing after 60km (37.5 miles). Please note that we will be using the pavement and pedestrian walkway to cross the bridge.
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All participants need to obey the Highway Code and abide by the Road Traffic Act. Helmets are mandatory for the sportif and take spare inners, water, some snacks, some money for emergencies and don't forget a bit of sun protection.
Similar to last year we will have staged start so please estimate your expected time so we can plan the groups, don't worry we will not be rigid and help you cycle with your friends. We do need to set a time limit to let the volunteers go home. You must leave the water/feed station by 2pm, be on the Forth Road Bridge by 4pm and back at Ingliston by 5pm so we can pack up and go home!
We leave Ingliston via the West exit onto Lochend Road, and then the B800 to Kirkliston. After Kirkliston we head for South Queensferry, over the cobbles then right under the Forth bridge to head along the coast to Hopetoun, we turn before the entrance to the House and then head South via various backroads to Winchburgh. We head up the back roads via Kingscavil to Linlithgow with some beautiful views of the Forth and hills. After crossing the canal we head back East to Philpstoun then carry on West, past Champanay and up the steep climb past West Lothian Golf Club where you may choose to stop to absorb the view and get your breath back. We carry on West staying on the backroads until Grangemouth and then onto the Skinflats that will take us to the Kincardine Bridge and the pavement crossing. On the Fife side, we hug the coast for as long as we can through Culross, Torryburn to Crombie Point, a short stint on the A985 before cutting back through Charlestown and Limekilns then again back onto the A985 before turning right to Rosyth. There will be marshalls at all right turns, but please take care on the busy roads. After Rosyth, we cross over the Forth bridge, turn left onto the B800 and then past the shipyards to re-join the outward route back to Ingliston.