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Podcast – cycling around Portobello

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I went for a cycle around Portobello this week with Kirsty Lewin who is an active travel expert, and who now volunteers with Spokes Porty.We began on the Prom and cycled up Duddingston...

Opinion – Why not choose to cycle?

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Diana Farrell has her own blog. Recently she wrote a really interesting article recognising that there are good reasons why people do not choose to cycle simply as a way of getting around.She...

Silent vigil held for James Harrison

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The cycling community in Edinburgh came out in force today to remember a cyclist killed on the city's roads last week.James Harrison was cycling last Thursday when he was hit by a van...

Council to decide on temporary active travel measures

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This week the council will discuss proposals for setting up temporary cycling and walking infrastructure to allow the city to open up after Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.As well as this there will be...

Spending for emergency cycling and walking measures announced

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For years now, campaigners have called for more spending on cycling and active travel. Today, suddenly, all their dreams came true at once.As a result of Covid-19, walking and cycling in the towns...

Grandfather cycles into the record books

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An Edinburgh grandad has smashed the world record for the longest journey on a rickshaw after cycling from Scotland's Capital to Istanbul in aid of Cancer Research. Len Collingwood left Edinburgh on 1 June 2018...

‘Women’s Tour of Scotland’ Hopes to Inspire More Women to Cycle

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Next month's Women's Tour of Scotland cycling event has the backing of ultra-endurance athlete Mark Beaumont and he says it could spark a major uptake in female cycling across the country.The three-day, inaugural Tour...

SPOKES meeting – Cycling for All – Diversity Rules!!

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SPOKES the Lothians cycling campaign group are holding a meeting on 15 November 2018 at Augustine United Church 41 George IV Bridge EH1 1EL.The subject will be Cycling for All - Diversity Rules!The event...

At Out of the Blue Drill Hall – Edinburgh Cycle Fair

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Edinburgh Cycle FairSunday 21st October 2018 12pm - 5pm, £2 entry (£1 concession)Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Leith EH6 8RG After a hugely successful launch back in April, Velow Bikeworks and...

Letter from Scotland

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Here in Edinburgh we are only just getting used to seeing racks of bikes for hire.   Just Eat Cycles have only appeared in the last month and, so far, only 19 bike stations have...

Expanding delivery firm recruiting in Edinburgh

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Deliveroo are recruiting riders to deliver meals across Edinburgh as their business expends in the Capital.The form recently launched Marketplace+ which has seen an influx of traditional takeaways joining the British food-delivery company.The move...

Mark Beaumont’s coach gets on her bike for charity

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The Edinburgh Napier Sport Science academic who helped prepare adventurer Mark Beaumont for his cycle around the world is getting ready to undertake her own mammoth cycling challenge. In the lead up to the challenge...

Edinburgh International Film Festival Review: Time Trial ***

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Finlay Pretsell’s documentary follows Scottish-born David Millar on his final season in cycling in 2014 as he attempts to gain selection for what will be his 13th Tour de France.Millar bought his first road...

City Centre West to East Cycle Link – Information events today and Thursday

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There are two information sessions this week all about the City Centre West to East Cycle Link and street design project. (CCWEL)The first is today 1pm - 7pm at 6 Murrayfield Place (formerly Bloemen...

Glowride celebrates Edinburgh becoming a 20mph city

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The Glowride postponed from earlier in the month took place last night starting at the City Chambers just after dark.All cyclists taking part were encouraged to 'bling' up their bikes and the event was...

Glowride to celebrate final 20mph zone cancelled due to weather

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The City of Edinburgh Council has postponed the GlowRide planned for this Sunday evening until later in the month or early April. The purpose of the ride is to celebrate Edinburgh becoming Scotland's first 20mph...

Johnstone calls for more cycling investment

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Green MSPs today used a Holyrood debate to step up demands for Scottish Ministers to invest at least ten per cent of the transport budget in walking and cycling, warning that the government is...

Best Community Project for 1st Step Bikes

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Linlithgow based 1st Step Bikes awarded Best Community Project by Cycling UKNational cycling charity Cycling UK celebrates the efforts of 1st Step Bikes, based in Linlithgow, winner of a Cycling UK’s Volunteer of the...

Cycling – new road layout at McDonald Road offers two stage right turn for...

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In what the council describe as a pioneering move there are to be changes to the road layout at McDonald Road to help keep cyclists safe.By the end of the month there will be...

Cycling – Falkirk Funduro dates confirmed

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Mountain bikers of all ages are preparing to compete on the trails around Callendar Estate in Falkirk in the annual Falkirk Funduro mountain bike event onThe family friendly races are being staged for a...

Letter from Scotland

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As a cyclist myself, I can only stand on my pedals in awe at Mark Beaumont’s achievement of cycling round the world in 79 days.  He came freewheeling under the Arc de Triomphe in...

Cycling – warning over road closures on Sunday

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Residents, business owners and visitors to Edinburgh are advised that there will be extensive road closures from 9.30am to 4pm on Sunday to allow the mass-participation HSBC UK City Ride to take place.It is...

Cycling – where to watch the Tour of Britain

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Twenty of the world’s top professional cycling teams take to the roads in and around the Lothians and Borders for the opening, 188km stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain from Edinburgh to...

Cycling – Thomas confirmed for Tour of Britain

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Geraint Thomas, who won the opening stage of this year's Tour de France, is set to be part of the line-up for the OVO Energy Tour of Britain which starts in Edinburgh on Sunday,...

Cycling – Cavendish listed in Capital start line-up

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Tour de France racers Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) and Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) are two of the big names hoping to be in Edinburgh for the start of the OVO Energy Tour of...

Pedal on Parliament 2017

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Several hundred cyclist gathered today (Saturday) in the Meadows to take part in the 2017 Pedal on Parliament. The event was policed fairly discretely by Edinburgh's Police Cycle Division, and was escorted on it's journey...

Chris Boardman opens Cycle Republic shop in Edinburgh

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Cycle Republic opens its fifteenth shop in the heart of Edinburgh’s financial quarter.Edinburgh is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the UK, with many residents using a bike as their preferred mode of...

More cycling racks to be installed in Edinburgh

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More cycle racks are to be installed in the city to increase the amount of bike parking available.233 racks (which means 466 spaces) will be installed in the city on many key routes including...

Our advent calendar – Christmas Gift suggestion #20

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What better gift for the cyclist or walker in your life than a map?The SPOKES Edinburgh Cycle Map is an essential to help you find the roads and paths which criss cross the city...

Interesting design feature on newly laid cycle path on Leith Walk

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The council appears to have fouled up on the new cycle path which is now being constructed on Leith Walk past the police box which is used by the Edinburgh Tool Library. Except they couldn't use...

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