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Pedal on Parliament 2

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We will be out and about along the route of Pedal on Parliament today and all our activity will be displayed here.Pedal on Parliament 2We are also using Tout to bring you live video.......

Get on your bike for Postcode Challenge

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The third Postcode Challenge will take place this Sunday on the north Edinburgh cycle paths. The challenge is a fun, free event for cyclists and walkers, a ‘treasure hunt on wheels’ (and foot), with...

New cycling centre planned for Edinburgh

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CITY SPORTS INVESTMENT PLANS MOVE UP A GEAR A new purpose-built cycling hub is set to be created in the east of Edinburgh.The proposed investment would include the development of a regional track cycling facility...

Pedal on Parliament 2 will be launched today

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Following the success of last year's cycling safety event the date for this year's is being announced at lunchtime today outside The Scottish Parliament. On Sunday 19 May this year cyclists young and old will...

New Year Cycling event a sell out

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Within only four hours of the Dig In Around the Dock Cyclocross race going live on the internet, it sold out of all its 100 places. The popular season ending bike race returns to...

Cyclists asked to light up at Streets Ahead roadshows

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More than half of Edinburgh's cycle casualties in November, December and January happen during the hours of darkness. Meanwhile, almost 50% of serious injuries sustained by cyclists in the Capital between 2006 and 2010 were...

Transport Convenor opens new path for cycles and pedestrians

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A new shared use route connecting the Shore in Leith with Portobello Promenade was officially launched at lunchtime today by Transport Convener, Councillor Lesley Hinds, Councillor Jim Orr, Vice Convener of Transport and Environment...

People’s Postcode Lottery have a new office

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Edinburgh based People’s Postcode Lottery has this week moved into its brand new office at the heart of the city, and have a new postcode! People’s Postcode Lottery, which employs over 80 people, has taken...

Police launch Edinburgh cycle safety campaign

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Lothian and Borders Police are launching an autumn and winter campaign to promote cycle safety in the South of Edinburgh.The initiative, which starts tomorrow 2 October 2012, will see officers engage with motorists and...

Pedal on Parliament campaigner shortlisted for award

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Sally Hinchcliffe from Dumfries is a founding member of Pedal on Parliament, the cycling group which had such an important impact in Edinburgh earlier this year.The campaigning group are raising awareness and putting pressure...

Cycling for Twitter 24 – Ferry Road to Leith Library

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The Reporter was invited by Jon McKay @EdinTravel and Graham Budd @Thebuddster who both work for The City of Edinburgh Council to cycle from Ferry Road to Leith Library this morning to take an...

Edinburgh Sky Ride

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The organisers said that there were eventually around 10,000 people who attended the Sky Ride in Holyrood Park yesterday. It was a bit difficult to say how many people there were as they did...

Council to increase spending on cycling

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Hot on the heels of today's cycling event in the city, the council has announced that it will spend £1.4m on improving cycling in the capital. Initiatives to make Edinburgh a better city for ‘active...

£30 fines can be awarded to cyclists jumping red lights

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The council confirmed today that there are just under 500 Advanced Stop Lines installed at road junctions in Edinburgh, but they admitted that they do not have information about how many of those also...

Cycling for everyone in Edinburgh

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While the Council is working on their bid to host the Grand Départ for the Tour De France in 2017, they are also looking at other ways of spending the promised 5% of their...

Cyclist identified as Tollcross man

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Lothian and Borders Police can now identify the cyclist who died following a collision with a vehicle in the Scottish Borders on Monday 6  August 2012.He is Mark Sanderson from Lochrin Place, Edinburgh.The 53-year-old...

National acclaim for the capital’s I Bike scheme

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An innovative scheme aimed at getting more pupils on their bikes, which was piloted at schools in Edinburgh, has won a Scottish Transport Award. The 12 schools involved in the I Bike scheme have reported an increase in the number of children...

Police officers raising funds for Sick Kids

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Three police officers are donning their cycle helmets this weekend to raise vital funds for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF).The courageous cops will tackle the 35 mile route from the National Museum of...

Edinburgh man’s 4000 mile charity bike ride across Australia

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A retired Baberton Mains man is planning to cycle 4,000 miles across Australia to raise money for The Craig Gowans Memorial Fund and Radio Lollipop.Andrew Dickson will arrive in Perth on Sunday 19 August...

Opinion – Trams and bikes – do they mix?

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by Andy ArthurSo Princes Street in Edinburgh has been shut for around 2 or 3 years (I've lost count) and this is the THIRD attempt to lay the tram lines and surface.The last two...

Postcode Challenge kick-starts summer holidays

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Worrying about how to start off the school holidays on the right foot? This week sees the end of the school term and the start of the summer holidays. Heaven for the children, a nightmare...

SPOKES Bike Breakfast 2012

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The council provided the bacon sandwiches, orange juice and the coffee while cycling organisation, Spokes, organised people to attend the Bike Breakfast at the City Chambers this morning.Feeder rides came from all areas of...

Cycling Safety Week

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CYCLE SAFETY IN EDINBURGH STEPS UP A GEAR DURING NATIONAL BIKE WEEK Efforts to promote cycle safety in Edinburgh will be stepping up a gear this week as the city’s road safety partnership, Streets Ahead,...

Transport Committee meeting June 2012

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Councillor Lesley Hinds convened the first meeting of the new committee in the Dean of Guild Room this morning at the City Chambers. Although she admitted at the end that it had overrun against...

Pedal on Parliament moving forward

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Representatives of cycling safety group, Pedal on Parliament, met with Scottish Government Transport Minister Keith Brown MSP, along with other MSPs and government officials today to discuss the key points of their eight point...

Pedal On Parliament going back to Holyrood today

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Last month one of the biggest, and yet most peaceful, protests seen in Edinburgh for a while took place when over 3,000 cyclists rode their bikes from The Meadows to Holyrood to highlight the...

A Man, A Van and A Piano

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Known to fans as 'the OlymPianist,' Anthony Hewitt is out to change the world. The musician and athlete has combined his talents into a unique fundraiser for music and children's charities.He will cycle from...

Cycling accident in Drumbrae today

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City cyclist Jemma Smith was knocked off her bike in Corstorphine at 7 o'clock this morning, only two days after taking part in the cycling safety protest, Pedal on Parliament, at the weekend. Half a...

Who is cycling in Edinburgh?

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More talk about cycling....   Pedal on Parliament will take place this weekend when a flash cycle will highlight the need for measures to allow safer cycling on our  streets. Cycling is now being talked...

Talking about cycling with the Transport Convenor

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Councillor Mackenzie speaking to cyclists at the Edinburgh Bike Breakfast June 2011 Cycling is becoming more popular as a means of transport, and as a way of keeping fit. Cycling on our city streets has...

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