Story on Bikes 2020
Friday 31st July to Saturday 8th August 2020
Seven cycling days
Story on Bikes 2020 was a cycling adventure about the story of Mamie Martin and the work of the Mamie Martin Fund. 43 riders did it in their own area with our ‘Stay-at-Home’ version, clocking their miles/Kms between June and August. Registration for all rides has now closed and thanks to those who have been cycling and are continuing their rides.
Main Stay-at-Home ride: Riders did the equivalent of the route between the homes of David Livingstone (Blantyre) and Mamie Martin, in whose name we support girls’ education in Malawi, (Tarbet) – 47 miles. Many also rode the full ride distanceof 210 miles. They all got a certificate for the distance covered. They rode those miles/Kms at their own time, in their own location and at their own pace.
Facebook – Mamie Martin Fund @mamiemartinfund
Facebook – Cycling Miles for Malawi @miles4malawi
On Twitter, @mamiemartinfund #storyonbikes
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Our Story on Bikes Riders
On Fri 31st July, the cyclists rode from Edinburgh to Blantyre, the home of David Livingstone. Alison Cameron, MMF Scottish Patron launched the project on Sat 1st August. The ride then went to Tarbet, Loch Lomond, where Mamie was born and then to Falkirk, the home of some of the Martin family. We read excerpts from Salt and Light (Mamie’s letters) at relevant points along the way. The ride finished at Milk, a café on the cycle/walk path in Newhaven, Edinburgh on Saturday 8th August.
Thanks to all those who have supported this ride and who continue to support the stay-at-home riders. We raised the profile of our work around the world (really!) and lots of necessary funding came in too.
STORY ON BIKES 2020 – ROUTE
|Fri 31 July||Day 1||45||Leg 1 Edinburgh to Blantyre||Not too hilly, some road cycling||Start at Haymarket Station|
|Sat 1 Aug||Day 2||30||11:00 Launch Picnic at Livingston Centre|
13:00 Leg 2 – Blantyre to Balloch
|30 miles – flat and almost all traffic free||Blantyre train station close by. Exit points Glasgow, Clydebank etc.|
|Sun 2 Aug||Day 3||17||Leg 3 – Balloch to Inversnaid||Flat and reasonably traffic-free||Up West of Loch Lomond and across on ferry. Bunkhouse at Inversnaid|
|Mon 3 Aug||Day 4||26||Leg 4 – Inversaid to Killearn||A bit hilly but nice family-friendly section from Loch Ard.||Meeting Strathendrick friends at Loch Ard sailing club and travelling through forest and back roads with them.|
|Mon 3 Aug||Day 4||16||Leg 4a Loch Ard to Killearn||Forest trails and then some road|
|Tues 4 Aug||Day 5||32||Leg 5 – Killearn to Falkirk||A bit hilly but mostly traffic-free||Possible exit at Kirkintilloch for Lenzie station.|
|Weds 5 Aug||Day 6||0||Rest day|
|Thurs 6 Aug||Day 7||2.5||Kelpies/Helix fun ride: 12:00 picnic|
|Two laps – one of 1 mile and 1 of 1.5 miles. Playpark, ice-cream, coffee.||Parking free at Helix park. Sponsor form available|
Now postponed to 2021
|Fri 7 Aug||Day 8||30||Leg 6 Falkirk Grahamston to Inverkeithing via Clackmannan, Dunfermline|
|Sat 8 Aug||Day 9||14||Leg 7 – Inverkeithing to the finish at Newhaven||Mostly traffic free and flat||Finish at MILK|