We reached the first station after about 8 miles. We stocked up on a few essentials and then carried on along the course. The second 'feed station' at mile 23 included home baking which seemed to go down pretty well with all the cyclists. We of course felt obliged to try some home baked treats! At just over 30 miles we reached
Linlithgow Palace. We were making good progress, with the previous section being quite flat, allowing us to get some fast speeds. The route was a mixture of quiet roads and cycle paths, with some great views along the way. We could see the Forth Bridges in the distance as we headed towards South Queensferry, cycling at times along some beautiful woodland roads. Passing under the Forth Road Bridge and into South Queensferry, we were at 47 miles and had just under 10 miles to go. The hills were becoming a little more challenging now! The final section followed the cycle path into Victoria Park, where we'd set off from early that morning. As we passed under the footbridge, the path narrowed and was lined with people cheering as we covered the last few hundred metres and crossed the finish line! We did it, Glasgow to Edinburgh by bike, and we were handed shiny medals. What a great day!!! We just had to cycle home now! Thanks to Dean and Gillian for being great cycling buddies! I reckon Edinburgh to St. Andrews next year!