cycling

Page started 29 April 2016 to include photos taken when out cycling and other bike stuff.

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Dundee to Monifieth cycle trip 26Aug17 photo album on Facebook:
was planning Balloch, Loch Lomond bike adventure but 7.35am train was cancelled so instead cycled from Dundee to Monifieth by Broughty Ferry via Ports






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Setting off from Springfield Rail Station early train via Haymarket and Glasgow Central bound for Gourock then Ferry to Dunoon, cycling by coast and Holy Loch to Sandbank, lunch at the marina, back same way, visiting Jinty and Baa's wool and craft shop, enjoying the chat. 

Saw American warship while on ferry, passing by, then an American cruise liner on the Holy Loch. 

Storify of tweets on the day: another braw cycling trip! Springfield Fife by train to Gourock; Argyll Ferry to welcoming Dunoon 12Aug17: https://storify.com/ChrysMuirhead/ano...


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Storify: Cycling adventure Edinburgh Union Canal path to Ratho then Ingliston tram back to St Andrews Sq 1Jul17

 
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Springfield to Rothesay, Isle of Bute, 20 June 2017






on ferry to Rothesay from Wemyss Bay
Mount Stuart






















cycling to Mount Stuart

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Chrys Muirhead Cycling: new blog: Started up this new blog, and taking to the streets by bike, as a protest at the unfairness of life, after being expelled from doing a PhD at the Clinical Psychology department, School of Health in Social Science, The University of Edinburgh, Medical School (Doorway 6), Teviot Place, Edinburgh, by Email on 9 May 2017.

[thanks to my son for suggesting this! I decided to take his advice]



leaving the Medical School 2 May 2017 after meeting PhD supervisors
walking up Calton Hill, Edinburgh, after meeting with supervisors 2 May 2017
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Planning to externalise my mental distress and pain at being excluded and silenced by cycling around Fife, Tayside and further afield, taking my bike on the train, increasing stamina and fitness while seeing more of Scotland on two wheels.

I hope to get a GoPro camera for capturing journeys on the move and will take photos, as usual, tweeting and blogging.


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Facebook albums: 
  
Perth to Dunkeld bike trip 29Apr17

Dunkeld & Birnam station
 





near Bankfoot, Perthshire
 
Springfield station

 
Cycling Arbroath to Dundee 22Apr17


near Monifieth
Carnoustie














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February 2017

20Feb17 thanks son Daniel for fitting bike rack!












































Cupar Garden Centre on hybrid bike 18Feb17










 
off road cycle Stratheden path, Elmwood Farm, Crawford Priory



















January 2017

Ladybank path 19jan17
   











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Update 29May16: hoping to take bike on train someday soon to try out!  The logistics of finding where cycle storage is, lifting on and off, finding cycle paths in other places, and having enough energy to get home again ... 

Update 31May16: took bike on train yesterday for first time. Yay. To Kirkcaldy, a cycle to the High St then Esplanade.  Train guards helped me with bike storage.  Had interesting chats with women on train, about cycling, enjoyed the experience.  

Update 22Jun16: went on first led bike ride on Saturday in Edinburgh, see Storify of tweets: Power of Food Festival led ride @edfoc @SustransScot 18Jun16 Haymarket-Granton-Botanics Edinburgh   

Update 26Aug16: bought folding bike from Evans, Edinburgh on 23Aug, to use on buses, also easier to store on trains

Update 15Sep16: yesterday fell over when cycling near Cosla Haymarket after Mental Health Strategy Engagement Event, Scottish Government and NHS Scotland; felt a "twang" in my left thigh, couldn't walk without severe pain, got helped by gentleman from Business Gateway Cosla; he phoned for an Ambulance at my request, got taken to Edinburgh Royal A&E; saw a Doctor, Nurses, Radiographer, Physiotherapist: hamstring injury, could take up to 6wks to heal; happy with treatment and professionalism of NHS staff, gave positive feedback on Twitter.  



Ice packs in first few days; resting leg, gradually doing stretching exercises to get full movement back; refused crutches and strong painkillers; shuffling along, taking Ibuprofen and Paracetamol, turn about, to deal with pain and inflammation

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Update 31Oct16: bought manual scooter 13Oct to get around, take weight off leg and back when carrying gym and swim stuff to Dundee on buses

on Stagecoach bus
 













 



Dundee Seagate bus station













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November 2016

Cupar Cross


Cupar Mercat Cross

Drum Road Cuparmuir
Drum Road

8 November in London by Scooter 












































Link to Facebook Album of London Scooter Photos (over 70 of them!)








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October 2016


Crawford Priory 






 











 









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Stratheden & Elmwood Golf Course 

Lomond Hills in distance
  



 
















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August




in train back from Edinburgh



Cupar rail station








Dundee City Council building










Dundee rail station

























Springfield to Ladybank cycle path by railway track
Springfield to Ladybank cycle path with new rock surface




Ladybank
































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To Perth 8Jul16 by train from Cupar, change at Ladybank

parked up Concert Hall
North Inch cycle path
 












to Inveralmond





to Inveralmond Ind Est


 
cycling back to North Inch & City Centre







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 Sustrans led bike ride Edinburgh 18 June 2016
 
at Haymarket before setting off on led bike ride
Granton Library
setting off














Rose St Edinburgh


  





cycling a smoothie Granton community orchard garden


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Bikes on Buses

"Normally buses and bikes don't mix but Stagecoach have introduced a bike friendly coastrider service (X7) connecting Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and places in between. Why not cycle along the coast route (NR1) with the option of getting the bus back home." DundeeTravelInfo.com

Bikes on Buses A3 Coastrider (2013)




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some cycling Twitter feeds:

 @CyclingSurgeon    @CyclingScotland    @GlasBikeStation   @edfoc

@EdinburghBelles   @SpokesLothian 

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Cycling to Cupar 28May16 via Cupar Muir for some shopping:

leaving Springfield

























Pooh bear ice cream wi sprinkles




























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Cycling on Springfield to Ladybank path evening 20May16:

























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in front of new Stratheden IPCU 15May16


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Out on new Pinnacle Lithium2 hybrid bike 5May16 to Cuparmuir


          
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Crawford Priory 30Apr16

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Springfield to Stratheden path 28Apr16



 







































 
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The Leuchars to St Andrews Cycle Route link

Leuchars to St Andrews cycle path p1
Leuchars to St Andrews cycle path p2

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on way to Cults Mill farm & Crawford Priory 10Apr16
River Eden by Cults Mill farm 10Apr16

































Crawford Priory 10 April 2016












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