The Nouveau route is 44km (27.3 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, road crossings and take care. The route stays close to the Forth but we don’t get to cross it.
We have one water station at the parking area at the Park Bistro after Philipstoun after 24km (15 miles).
Download a gpx file of the route for your device: Tour de Forth Nouveau gpx.
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 a 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 station by 1030am, be at Linlithgow canal by 11am and back at Ingliston by 2pm 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 via Dalmeny, over the cobbles then right under the Forth bridge to head along the coast to Hopetoun, we turn before the entrance to the House. We join the A904 for 800m and then turn right onto the backroads to Westmuir equine centre, rejoining the A904 for 700m before heading for Philipstoun and the water station at the Park Bistro at the canal.
After the waterstation we head for Linlithgow crossing the canal and up a long hill out of Linlithgow and a second hill to the top, after that it is downhill all the way to Winchburgh, Kirkliston and Ingliston.
There will be marshalls at all the busy junctions and right turns, but please take care on the busy roads.