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Cycling is on the political agenda in Edinburgh

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More news about the ways that cycling is being highlighted and discussed in Edinburgh.Lib Dem candidate, John Knox, standing for election in the Liberton/Gilmerton Ward, is highlighting the fact that the Liberal Democrats want to...

Pedal on Parliament cycle ride

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There has been a great deal of discussion about cycling in the capital over recent months, particularly since the current council administration allocated 5% of their transport budget to improving the lot of the...

Concert for Andrew

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The Andrew Cyclist Charitable Trust receives support from four of Scotland's most exciting musical talents The organisation has only been in existence since January, but its campaign to make Scottish roads safer for all road...

Road safety campaign rolled out

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"Drive Safe, Cycle Safe", has been launched today by a multi agency group aiming to reduce the number of road traffic incidents involving cyclists on the city's roads and streets. Streets Ahead Road Safety in Edinburgh,...

One man’s view on cycling in Edinburgh

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by Kim Harding I have been cycling for more years than I care to remember, I first started to ride a bicycle on the roads on my own at the age of seven. Even in...

LIVE – SPOKES Election Hustings 29 March 2012 at 7.30

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The non party local cycling campaign group, SPOKES, is running a pre-election hustings tonight at Augustine United Church on George IV Bridge, and the doors open at 6.45p.m. We will be there to cover...

Council gets the Quality Bike Corridor rolling

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WORK BEGINS ON NEW QUALITY BIKE CORRIDOR IN EDINBURGHThis week sees the start of work on the Council’s Quality Bike Corridor scheme, which runs between the Mound and the University of Edinburgh’s King’s Buildings...

Greens promote cycling debate at Holyrood

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Green MSP, Alison Johnstone, lodged a motion on cycling this morning which promoted a well-mannered cross party debate on the issues of cycling safety and the improvement of planning regulations to allow introduction of...

Labour Transport Convener’s thoughts on Cycling in Edinburgh

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by Councillor Lesley Hinds, Labour spokesperson on Transport and Labour candidate for Inverleith Ward. Cycling in Edinburgh is increasingly popular, as a recreation and as a way of getting to work or just getting around...

Cycling – Green MSP wants changes made

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CALL FOR ACTION ON FIFTY WORST JUNCTIONS FOR CYCLISTS Ahead of a national meeting later today on road safety for cyclists, Scottish Greens have set out three key areas where The Scottish Government needs to...

Cycle for the Sick Kids

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Keen cyclists across Midlothian are being encouraged to get on their bikes and pedal to success to raise funds for Edinburgh’s Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF).And it doesn’t matter whether you fancy yourself as...

Pedal on Parliament 28 April 2012

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Following the deaths of two cyclists in Edinburgh since the beginning of 2012, a campaign group has sprung up to encourage safer cycling. Pedal on Parliament invites cyclists, walkers, skateboarders, roller-­skaters and anyone else who...

Cyclist had survived murder attempt

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A cyclist who died after he collided with a taxi had previously survived a murder bid, it emerged today.Bryan Simons, 40, was killed in the road accident on Monday, just days after the woman who tried...

Bike leasing scheme on the cards

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Bike leasing scheme on the cards but not bike hire like London?A project to help city residents get in the saddle could receive the green light next week as part of a bid to...

Cycling storage to be rolled out

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 New on-street bike storage is set to be trialled in up to six Edinburgh streets to see if it helps encourage more people to use their bikes.Residents groups and cyclists have already expressed an...

Active Transport in Edinburgh

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by Councillor Gordon Mackenzie, Convener of the Transport, Infrastructure and Environment Committee, The City of Edinburgh Council. The recent announcement that City of Edinburgh Council has committed to spend a minimum of 5% of its roads...

Cycling – Crowd funding needed for safety idea

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A recent survey showed that more people are cycling to work in Edinburgh than ever before. For all you cyclists out there, here is something to help you see and be seen in the...

Can you complete 2012 km for charity this year?

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NSPCC Scotland is calling on people in Edinburgh to take on the ‘2012km Gold Challenge’ to help raise funds for the children's charity.The charity is calling on budding local athletes to cover a distance...

Jenny is Cycling – John O’Groats to Edinburgh

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Jenny MacLean runs a fitness company, helping other people get fit at her Energywise fitness studio so it should be no surprise that she herself is very fit.She took part in the Edinburgh Marathon...

Edinburgh Cyclists make it back from Athens for St Columba’s

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Chris Strothers and Stuart Doyle still appeared to be the best of friends when they arrived back in Edinburgh this afternoon. They cycled easily up the steep hill to the structure which is the...

Grease Monkey Cycles set off today

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Launching today in Edinburgh is Grease Monkey Cycles, the only bike maintenance service in Edinburgh to collect and return your bike fully serviced, repaired and cleaned till it sparkles.Aimed at everyone from stressed out...

Edinburgh’s Bike Breakfast 22 June 2011

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For all cycle-philes in Edinburgh, June 22 will surely already be a date circled on your calendar. For all those unaware of the importance, it is one of the days of the year where...

Edinburgh man cycling for Macmillan

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Edinburgh resident, Rob Willens, plans to tackle the journey from Lands End to John O’Groats on his bicycle to raise funds for a charity close to his heart.Cancer has affected several members of his...

Markus Stitz on the road again

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Cyclist Markus Stitz is going back home again. This time without a haggis, but in only 7 days on two fast wheels. It was back in December 2010, one of the hardest winters in history,...

Talk :- Fastest man to cycle Pan-American Highway

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macrobert iRIDE welcomes the fastest man in the world to cycle the Pan American Highway and a great film about the life span of bicycles to Stirling next Wednesday.Why are we telling you about...

Drew – Edinburgh man Cycling for Charity

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Drew Campbell is a man embarking on several journeys this year.He is planning a trip to Italy later in the summer, but not content with simply going there, (and perhaps sitting down for a...

Edinburgh InnerTube Map launched today

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Cycling organisation, The Bike Station,  has today launched its new map of Edinburgh's principal off-road cycle paths. The map, developed through the Bike Station's Climate Challenge Fund project A better way to work, shows Edinburgh's...

Danny MacAskill Documentary to Premiere in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh-based stunt biker, Danny MacAskill, will be sharing the premiere viewing of his new documentary 'MacAskill Conquers' with his fans. After releasing a video on YouTube in April 2009, filmed by his flatmate Dave...

Five things you need to know today

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The Guardian Edinburgh has photos from Saturday's protests at Holyrood against library closures. On Saturday a crowd of over 100 individuals, including many famous authors, gathered to read passages from their favourite books. Authors...

The Bicycle Diaries – Pauline is cycling from Portobello round the world

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We have been following Pauline Symaniak's travels since she left Edinburgh on her bike called Shirley in June 2010. She is cycling round the world and raising money for Oxfam on the way. Pauline...

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