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Loretto School staff cycling for The Teapot Trust

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Reaching 40 years old often requires a re-evaluation of one’s life; a time to take stock, mark the milestone and make a difference.Not ones to do things by halves, four members of staff at...

Cycling – Pearl Izumi Tour success in Edinburgh

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Runaway wins for Katie Archibald and Jon MouldThe Pearl Izumi and Matrix Fitness Series both made their first visits to the Capital and were presented with a tough course, based on the Grassmarket, comprising...

Chris Hoy rides the Grassmarket this Thursday

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 Sir Chris Hoy is more used to a velodrome surface than cobbles, but he is up for a challenge, and this Thursday he will take to the streets to ride a few laps of...

Cycling with a bit of theatre thrown in

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Get on your bike for a theatrical cycling experience as part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme. There’s a tour happening in your local park, but it’s not your usual tour, the things you...

Preview: British Eagle Trophy Road Race

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The British Eagle Trophy RR will be contested today 10 May on the Humbie circuit near Musselburgh. The race is contested with 2nd, 3rd and 4th category riders, and with a full field of...

Politicians to cycle in Pedal on Parliament tomorrow

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 This year's Pedal on Parliament will include record numbers of politicians joining people from across Scotland to call for safer cycling on Scotland's roads. The grassroots cycle campaign, which will be holding its third mass...

John Muir Way now open

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Today, on John Muir Day, the First Minister declared the route which goes from west coast to east coast formally open. Muir was born on 21 April 1838, and there is already a John Muir Trail...

Red Bull on The Mound this weekend

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The Mound will be transformed this weekend for Red Bull Hill Chasers 2014  Hundreds of cyclists will descend on Edinburgh this weekend, Saturday 12 April, for Scotland’s Red Bull Hill Chasers 2014 - the UK's...

Sustrans announce funding for cycling projects

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 New cycling routes are to be set up across Scotland following a funding announcement from Transport Scotland. Sustrans the transport charity is going to build 136 projects in an effort to get people out...

Leith Walk bike crash captured on CCTV

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Although John Duncan is a film maker the video which you can watch below is one that he would rather not star in.John was knocked off his bike yesterday morning around 7 am on...

Edinburgh councillor blogs – Jim Orr on Brake the Cycle

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I visited Brake the Cycle this week in my role as cycling champion.  It’s a “Community Payback” initiative based in Granton whereby unwanted bikes are donated and restored by offenders and then given free...

Rider Diary: Dig in at the Dock Cyclocross Race

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5 January dawned, and it was time for the battle of Bo'ness, with 150 riders battling for bragging rights to being King and Queen of the Dock, at Scotland's most popular cycle race -...

Spokes pushing rail companies to think about cyclists

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Spokes the cycling campaign group which is active in the Lothians is pushing for any new franchise holders of the Scottish rail network to think bike. The current franchise comes to an end in...

Cyclocross – Scotland’s most popular cycle race

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 Have you got the Christmas blues? Is the New Year not what you thought it would be?If you need inspiration for your resolution, or would simply like to extend your festive period, come down to...

Cycle path “booby trapped”

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An Edinburgh cycling forum has reported a booby trap of two clothes lines at high and low level which has caused at least one cyclist to fall off his bike on the cycle path...

Cycle power for primary school pupils

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 A bike loan scheme is making it easier for pupils to receive on-road cycle training in schools in Edinburgh.Ten primary schools which have low bike ownership amongst pupils are currently borrowing cycling equipment from a...

Cycling demonstration in Edinburgh

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DEMONSTRATORS in Edinburgh called on The Scottish Government to double cycling and walking funding to £40m in next year’s budget.The ‘We Want to See Double’ campaign, organised by Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS), held...

VIDEO – Demonstration at St Andrew’s House demands Government investment

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Demonstrators gathered at St Andrew's House today to deliver the message to the Government that more investment is needed for active travel, such as cycling and walking.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LQGg2Pc6PY?list=UUpyjaNvEF_ryiKTJ6QxCkIA]

Stop Climate Chaos demonstration today in photos

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Hundreds of concerned Scots turned out today calling upon the Scottish Government to double the budget for cycling and walking, or "active travel".Pictured are Edinburgh father Ryan Elfman (correct) with his son Finn...

Edinburgh Councillor Blogs – Councillor Jim Orr on the Holyrood Cycling Debate

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by Councillor Jim Orr Vice-Convenor of Transport and Environment City of Edinburgh Council, and council spokesman on cycling matters. Following a motion by Alison Johnstone MSP for Lothians the Scottish Parliament discussed the possibility of...

City Centre Vision to become reality

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Following the success of pedestrianising parts of George Street during the Festival, the council is now set to trial a one way system there for a year following the decision of the Transport &...

Edinburgh Councillor Blogs – Councillor Jim Orr on the Edinburgh Cycling summit

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By Councillor Jim Orr, Vice-Convenor of Transport and Environment and cycling spokesman. On Tuesday of this week the first ever Scottish cycling summit was held at the City Chambers here in Edinburgh.  The event was...

Gary McCourt – appeal by Crown rejected

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The appeal by the Crown against what they considered to be a lenient sentence imposed on a driver who caused the death of a cyclist on Portobello Road in August 2011 has been rejected...

Government promises Cycling investment for Leith Walk

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The Council had earmarked some funding for improvements to Leith Walk but some of these improvements had been deliberately stalled until such time as other monies from The Scottish Government were made available. And against...

Edinburgh Councillor blogs – Councillor Jim Orr on sustainability in cities

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by SNP Councillor Jim Orr who represents the Southside/Newington Ward. Councillor Orr is the Vice-Convener of Transport and Environment and is the council spokesperson on cycling. He is currently in Copenhagen on a trip...

The Nice Way Code launched today

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The Scottish Government has spent some money on advertising new rules for cycle safety called The Nice Way Code. Pedal on Parliament has held two cycling rallies in Edinburgh in 2012 and 2013 when...

New green version of the Innertube Map

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Edinburgh’s unique Innertube map is now celebrating the launch of its third version – the Greenspaces edition.  This green map highlights the many parks and green spaces that are easily accessible by bike or...

Cycling tourism is a money spinner

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The value of cycle tourism. Sustainable transport campaign group Transform Scotland launch a report revealing that cycle-based tourism benefits the Scottish economy by up to £239 million a year. And calling upon politicians and business...

Councillor Jim Orr – Last day in Amsterdam

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Councillor Jim Orr is the SNP councillor for Southside and Newington and is the Vice-Convenor of Transport and Environment. He has been blogging for us from Amsterdam this week where he has been on...

Councillor Jim Orr’s Dutch Blog – Day 3

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Councillor Jim Orr is the Vice Convenor of Transport and Environment. He is currently on a trip to Holland to find out how they deal with road design, particularly in relation to cyclists.The council...

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