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ToPortobello 6mi Sun 21 Apr
esk to mid hoose 1mi Wed 17 Apr
Dalkeith-Musselburgh 4.8 L 4mi Fri 12 Apr
SydneyMusselburgh 5mi Tue 2 Apr
SydneyTrinity 4mi Tue 2 Apr
wgh 5mi Sat 16 Mar
Fi to Waverly 1mi Fri 15 Mar
Arthur's seat circle 4mi Wed 28 Feb
spylaw to harrision park 2mi Wed 21 Feb
hairytwat_trhepmuir 6mi Mon 22 Jan

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20mph for Manchester and Edinburgh

19 Aug 2014

The 20mph revolution rolls on with two of Britain’s cities taking steps towards more bike-friendly streets. This week sees large swathes of inner Manchester become 20mph zones, including Hulme, Rusholme,…

Edinburgh lorry drivers get on their bike

13 May 2014

Bike awareness training looks set to become compulsory for City of Edinburgh Council’s lorry and van drivers. In the first course of its kind in Scotland, employees swapped six wheels…

£32m for Scottish cycle routes

9 Apr 2014

Sustrans and the Scottish Government have announced £14m of grants to build better cycle routes across Scotland. Added to an extra £18m from councils and other partners, the money will…

Days Out

Weekend rides

Find somewhere to cycle this weekend. Here’s our route-planner’s top picks around Edinburgh:

House of the Binns · 34mi round-trip
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Aberdour Castle · 18mi one-way
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Dunfermline Abbey · 18mi one-way
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National Cycle Network

Cycle routes in Edinburgh

The National Cycle Network is a great way to find traffic-free routes and quiet lanes. These routes pass through Edinburgh:

To Dunoon, Greenock, Glasgow, Armadale, Bathgate and Livingston.

To Berwick-upon-Tweed, Eyemouth, Dunbar, East Linton, Haddington, Cockenzie And Port Seton, Prestonpans, Queensferry, Bo'Ness, Grangemouth, Culross, Inverkeithing, Burntisland, Kinghorn and Kirkcaldy.

To Linlithgow, Falkirk, Denny, Kirkintilloch and Glasgow.

To Berwick-upon-Tweed, Melrose, Galashiels, Innerleithen, Dalkeith, Queensferry, Inverkeithing, Dunfermline, Kinross, Falkland, Tayport, Newport-on-Tay, Dundee, Carnoustie, Arbroath, Montrose, Inverbervie, Stonehaven, Aberdeen, Turriff, Banff, Portsoy, Cullen, Portknockie, Findochty, Buckie, Elgin, Forres, Nairn, Inverness, Dingwall, Alness, Tain, Thurso and Kirkwall.

Knowledge

Share your tips for cycling in Edinburgh

What are the roads like? Which are the most cycle-friendly cafés? Where’s your favourite place for a Saturday afternoon spin? Share your knowledge with other local cyclists.

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