Access: There is no train station at Ratho so either cycle from Edinburgh. See the Edinburgh to Ratho cycle route or drive to Ratho and leave car. Ratho is a village to the west of Edinburgh and easily accessed via the M8.
Start: The Bridge Inn, Ratho.
Finish: Linlithgow Canal Centre, in the centre of the historic West Lothian town.
Return: If you have cycled from Edinburgh catch the train from Linlithgow to Haymarket. If you parked at Ratho, cycle back the same way.
Distance: 21km / 13 miles
Terrain: Flat traffic-free path along the Union Canal; mix of tarmac, gritted tarmac, cobblestones and rougher trail.
Bikes: Hybrid and mountain bikes.