Ethos

 

Our aim is to share an unforgettable and unique coastal cycling experience with each of our visitors. In East Lothian we have a stunning stretch of coast, and strive to have as little impact on this fabulous natural habitat as possible.

 

Our stunning, unspoilt coast - we want to keep it that way.

Our stunning, unspoilt coast - we want to keep it that way.


 

Our coast is a fragile environment and erosion by the sea is an ongoing and natural occurrence. We aim to avoid having any contribution to this by avoiding unnecessary erosion. Therefore, we ensure that none of our riding impacts on the extensive local sand dunes, or near known bird nesting areas on nearby Nature Reserves and Special Sites of Scientific Interest (SSSI).

We minimise any trace of our presence by cycling below the high tide line – meaning that the passage left by our tyre tracks disappears following high tide. Indeed, the tracks that we do temporarily leave aren’t even as deep as an average person’s footprint! The magic of our balloon like tyres serve to spread the rider’s weight and therefore leave a very shallow print.

The shallow tracks at the far left and right are FatBikes, a traditional MTB is in the centre and footprints surround them for comparison.

The shallow tracks at the far left and right are FatBikes, a traditional MTB is in the centre and footprints surround them for comparison.

We are in continuous contact with our local Countryside Ranger service and operate with their advice and guidance on the routes that we offer. In doing so we can ensure that we avoid disturbing this fragile ecosystem and vital bird sanctuary at sensitive times of the year, while maximising our customers’ chances of seeing the spectacular wildlife which makes this area its home.

Our Educational Program draws on the local environment and rich history of the area, encouraging local children and young people to become more involved in its conservation, through the novelty and general fun of the FatBikes. This is run in conjunction with local schools and youth organisations.

We are all members of the local community and feel strongly about the beautiful place we are lucky to call home. In sharing this with others, through the ever-so-healthy medium of cycling, we are determined to avoid damaging the coastline in any way.