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Around the River Forth (E), Central Scotland

Around the River Forth (E), Central Scotland


I love cycling and would cycle every day of the week given the chance. I recognise the huge health benefits, both physical and mental, that cycling brings. My first choice every time would be to get outdoors in the fresh air and cycle but the weather here in central Scotland does not always facilitate this. I don't mind cycling in poor weather; rain doesn't stop me but temperatures below -1c or winds above 20mph will see me seeking an indoor cycle.

I love the opportunity to cycle parts of the world that I might not get the chance to visit that Kinomap gives.  I've linked my indoor cycle, a JTX Fitness Cyclo 5S, to Kinomap and use it with a Samsung Galaxy tablet. I would love to use it with a bigger screen but my broadband is not good enough to support this.

When I cycle with Kinomap I choose my ride based on location, then difficulty, then length. Of course, a video shot in bright sunshine also helps given what's going on outside my window!

I started filming my rides for safety reasons after a number of near-misses with motor vehicles. But recently I've started selecting some of these for upload to Kinomap to show off the fantastic cycle paths and scenery we have here in central Scotland just a few miles from my home. If you were to follow me on Strava you'll likely see a ride that will appear as a video on Kiniomap a few days later.  I use a GoPro Hero 9 Black action camera which has fantastic image stabilisation mounted to my road bike handlebars. I track rides using a Garmin Edge 530 and my road bike is a 2018 Specialized Diverge Comp. I do have other bikes but the Diverge is the one I choose for filming rides.

If you do one of my rides I'd love some feedback. Thank you. ❤


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Playlist information
 5 videos
 69 km

There are several routes around the River Forth in Central Scotland, this playlist brings together five rides making up one of the shorter routes. Starting just outside Falkirk the route crosses the River Forth South to North via the Kincardine Bridge then heads East through a number of pretty seaside villages before arriving at North Queensferry with it's three bridges crossing the Forth North to South. We cross via the Forth Road Bridge and then head West through the Hopetoun House estate, past Blackness Castle before arriving back in Falkirk. A route of around 70kms.