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Two Bridges Six Provinces Charity Cycle Run 2020

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What are we doing about Covid-19?

Currently we're taking the view that it's easier to push back an already-organised event from it's original date, rather than cancelling everything right now and then having to scramble around at fairly short notice trying to get things up and running again at the last minute. We're also pragmatic enough to realise that it might not go ahead on August 2nd, or in it's original format. We'll possibly be asking folk to combine some shorter local-to-them rides equal to our planned 38 miles, or if they can do the mileage on an indoor bike or trainer, maybe have something for folk who are happy to be on the original route on the scheduled, or a later, date with a staggered start for everyone, not just setting off by groups. We're also fully aware that all charities have had a massive drop in donations lately and would love to bring in something to help our one.

So our fund-raising event will still be happening, although I can't tell you in what form. Read on as if Coronavirus has never happened . . .

Organised by the Freemasons of Edinburgh to raise much-needed funds for our nominated charity Motor Neurone Disease Scotland, you don’t need to be a mason to participate!

You don’t need to be a veteran cyclist either – as there are three set-off times for varying abilities. It’s a great starter if you’ve never taken part in a charity cycle run before, and a well-organised run if you have. Anyone between 12 and 17yrs must bring a participating adult. You can use any bike you like, but you’ll be much fresher at the end if you use (or borrow) a road bike.

We take an anti-clockwise route from South Queensferry either on main roads which are quiet on Sundays, or on NCN76 or similar, heading north over the Forth Road Bridge and then west along the Fife Coastal Route via Culross to our feed station at the halfway mark in Kincardine. After a comfort break there, we venture south over the Kincardine Bridge to head east and back along the southern edge of the Firth of Forth, via the picturesque fishing villages of Grangemouth and Bo'ness, to the finish back in South Queensferry.

Closer to the run itself you’ll be able to download a .GPX or .TCX file of the route to a bike computer, you can also download the RideWithGPS app and the route to your mobile, plus we have motorbike road marshals and a couple of support vehicles for your peace of mind.

Unlike some “charity” events, there is no entry fee – all we ask is that you raise as much as you can for Motor Neurone Disease Scotland. We don’t get involved in the money side of things, your contributions go direct to the charity via VirginMoneyGiving, which enables them to add 25% tax to your total!


OFFICIAL STUFF - All entrants need to opt for one of two disclaimers which must be answered on the entry form, but which won't fit there - so the small print is below . . .

DISCLAIMER - I declare that I will not participate in the ride unless I am medically fit on the day of the ride, that I will wear a correctly fitting cycle helmet conforming to at least BSEN1078, that I will ride in a manner which is safe to myself and others, and that in any event I will take part at my own risk. I accept that the organisers, sponsors, and supporting charity will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, costs, or expenses which may arise in consequence of my participation in the event. I hereby give the organisers, sponsors, and supporting charity my permission to use my name and photographic likeness for promotional purposes for the organisers, sponsors and supporting charity. I confirm that I am happy to have my contact details made available to MND Scotland - this is to comply with Data Protection issues, and to assist MND Scotland in claiming Gift Aid.

DISCLAIMER OPTION A - I declare that I will be aged between 12 years or over, and 17 years or under, on the day of the event. I undertake not to collect funds in aid of MND Scotland, but if participating to be accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for me and to add their name (and relationship to me) after mine in the Your Name box.

DISCLAIMER OPTION B - I declare that I will be aged 18 years or over on the day of the event. I undertake not to collect funds in the street in aid of Scotland without obtaining a local authority licence. Any reference that I make to MND Scotland will ensure that I state that I am raising funds in aid of MND Scotland. If accompanying anyone aged under 18 years, I agree to take full responsibility for their actions, to add their name (and relationship to me) after mine in the Your Name box, and to complete a Parental Consent Form on their behalf which will be sent to me.

And finally, a couple of things that you should know before completing your registration form . . .

ABILITY - It's not a race, and there's a staggered start for a reason. If you're cycling with friends who are faster than you, they should set off with your group rather than the other way around.

YOUR BIKE - This run is held on fairly decent main roads and National or Local Cycle Network sections in some parts, so a "road" bike will definitely be the best to use. If you want to use a hybrid, or mountain bike, that's no problem - but if you can fit slick tyres instead of knobblies, or even borrow a road bike, you'll be much fresher at the end.

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