Cycling Edinburgh

Articles on this site

This is a full list of the articles that appear on this site. I hope these will be of interest to local cyclists. I add new articles from time to time, so be sure to check back here regularly.

If you have any suggestions for new articles that you would like to see on the site, feel free to let me know (my contact details are near the bottom of the page).

Most popular articles

Calton Hill

Organised bike rides in and around Edinburgh
The site's main page (and the original reason for its existence). My aim is to provide a comprehensive listing of rides organised by local cycling clubs and groups, as well as the more important charity runs. The page is constantly being updated, and usually lists events up to about six weeks in advance.

Cycling in Edinburgh - Your Questions Answered
Interested in riding a bike in the Scottish capital? This FAQ will give you the information you need to get started.

Edinburgh Bike Paths: A Cyclist's Guide
An overview of the many bike paths that make up the local network.

Escape Edinburgh by Bike
If you're interested in planning a ride outside of town, these routes will get you out of the city quickly and safely.

I want to go on a bike ride but I haven't got a bike
How and where to hire a bike locally - or to buy one second hand.

The Edinburgh to St. Andrews ride
Everything you need to know about this popular annual event. In fact, you'll find more practical information here than on the official Lepra site.

Maps and guidebooks for Edinburgh-based cyclists
Publications that will help you find your way around.

Taking your bike on Edinburgh trams
Yes, you can take your bike on Edinburgh's tram system. But you'll need to follow these simple rules.

More articles

Cycle-friendly Scottish hostels
A cyclist's guide to budget accommodation in Scotland. This page is sponsored by HostelBookers.

Links page
Links to some external sites that you might be interested in.

Bike-Friendly Arizona
Some notes and photos from a trip I made to the Phoenix / Tempe area of southern Arizona in 2006.

Five tips for better bike care
These simple bike maintenance tips will help you keep your bike in top condition.

Helmet policy
The site does not list events for which helmets are compulsory for adult riders. This page explains the reasons for that policy.

Technical aspects of this site
Some notes on the software and programming techniques that I use to manage the site; of possible interest to fellow software developers.

And finally ...

Cycling quiz
A chance to test your knowledge of our local bike network. For fun only.

Printer-friendly pages? In case you're wondering, there aren't any special "printer-friendly" pages on the site. That's because all the pages are already suitable for printing. Just print them from your browser in the usual way. They will appear without advertising, menus or other clutter.