As you can see, we had a fantastic turn-out to our August We Love Leith Bike Ride. Each month we’ve been meeting at 10.30am on the last Saturday of the month outside the Mal Maison Hotel on the Shore, and embarking on a short, family friendly bike ride.
This month, we were delighted that we had a huge range of ages, bikes and abilities turn out for our ride to Bawsinch Nature Reserve, and despite a couple of punctures, we had a fantastic time. Emily, our Greener Leith audio reporter took part in a We Love Leith ride for the first time, and interviews some of the participants in the audio clip below.
Some members of a new bike club, dedicated to the joys of owning a Brompton folding bike came along for the ride. You can hear Emily try one out, finding out first-hand from the Bromtonites why the bikes inspire such loyalty.
We must reiterate our thanks to Ken Knowles, the volunteer convenor of the Bawsinch Nature Reserve who gave up his Saturday afternoon to patiently guide everyone around the nature reserve. Although we didn’t see any otters, everyone was hugely impressed with his tales of how the area had been revived from a scrubby patch of wasteland, and turned into something hugely valuable for wildlife.
You can see more photos that people took on the day in the Greener Leith photo pool on flickr.com
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