Adventures on a family bike 1 – Union Canal to Cramond Falls

We recently bought a new bike, and a very unusual one it is – a three wheeled Nihola family bike from Denmark, with a compartment in the front big enough for two kids and a load of shopping.

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So far it’s had lots of outings on the Union Canal near where we live, but I was yet to take it on a really long cycle road on the Innertube routes. So yesterday I took my daughter Scarlett and a friend on an adventure down to the coast at Cramond. 

Here are some photos from the cycle ride, including blackberry picking on the paths near to Haymarket, a pit stop at Fiveways Junction, and a very atmospheric and spooky ride through the sea mist along the shoreline near to Cramond.

I’d never been as far as Cramond Falls before, and in fact didn’t know the waterfall was even there – it’s a truly beautiful spot. To get there, you just follow the river Almond back from the shore for about fifteen minutes, passing the Cramond Falls cafe on the way. We would have liked to carry on cycling up the river path, but the Nihola is not the kind of bike you can carry up lots of stairs!

I was also testing out the Map My Walk app for the Travelling Tales project, and was impressed with how well it worked, tracking your journey, measuring speed and pace, and even calculating calories burned. 

 

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