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Shandon-Illuminate-Bankhead 4mi Thu 23 May
Shandon-Illuminate-backwayin 5mi Thu 23 May
Shandon-Illuminate-Canal 5mi Thu 23 May
Golf club 7mi Sat 4 May
Edi-Airport 6mi Sat 30 Mar
edin pk currie rtn 2 4mi Fri 8 Mar
edin pk currie rtn 3mi Fri 8 Mar
currie edin pk outbound 3mi Fri 8 Mar
west end across 1mi Thu 28 Feb
Home-Leith Vic 3mi Sun 24 Feb

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20mph for Manchester and Edinburgh

Tuesday 19 August

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

Tuesday 13 May

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

Wednesday 9 April

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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