0 - Edinburgh Festival of Cycling

Event Category: Talks

Can’t wait for the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling to start? As a prologue go to see Naomi Johnson’s talk “The world at 15 mph: 27 Countries, 30,000 Km”. This will be held at The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street and for just £10, including a small glass of wine and snacks you can hear tales…

A three hour tour using Edinburgh’s cycle path network. A gentle ride with historical commentary and a break in the pub. We visit the Innocent Tunnel, Craigmillar Castle, Dr Neil’s Garden, The Sheep Heid Inn, Duddingston Loch, The Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Scottish Parliament and Our Dynamic Earth. Adults: £20 for bike hire and tour,…

A three hour tour using Edinburgh’s cycle path network. A gentle ride with historical commentary and a break in the pub. We visit the Innocent Tunnel, Craigmillar Castle, Dr Neil’s Garden, The Sheep Heid Inn, Duddingston Loch, The Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Scottish Parliament and Our Dynamic Earth. Adults: £20 for bike hire and tour,…

Carlton Reid explains why motorists ought to be *thanking* cyclists, not running them off the roads! The cyclists of the 1880s and 1890s were instrumental in getting roads improved; the first cars were built around cycle technology; and the first motorists were mostly cyclists, too. Carlton is the executive editor of BikeBiz.com and has been…

Meet Chris Oliver, AKA the @CyclingSurgeon, he is an inspirational Edinburgh Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. Eight years ago he could not climb a flight of stairs let alone ride a bike. He was over 27 stone and had weight loss surgery. Twelve stones lighter he cycled 3,500 miles across USA in the summer of 2013 with…

Women’s Cycle Forum (part of Women on Wheels day 2014, for 2015 events see here). Women have been behind some of the most interesting developments in cycling in recent years, from cycle campaigns to sport, all-abilities cycling and even leisure rides. Whether your interest is campaigning, racing, family riding, ‘cycle chic’ or just getting on…

Stop press: due to circumstances beyond our control, the date of this event has be rescheduled to Monday 16 June, not Thursday 19 June as in the printed programme. Multiple Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Champion Fraser Cartmell talks about his experiences of professional triathlon racing. The talk will cover topics such as planning your race…

19,000 cyclists are injured in UK reported road accidents annually. Many don’t claim compensation. Why not? What prevents them? Why is that bad for other cyclists? How would you go about making a claim? Legal expert Julie Harris will give you the low down in her short talk. Sponsored by Allan McDougall Solicitors.

19,000 cyclists are injured in UK reported road accidents annually. Many don’t claim compensation. Why not? What prevents them? Why is that bad for other cyclists? How would you go about making a claim? Legal expert Julie Harris will give you the low down in her short talk. Sponsored by Allan McDougall Solicitors.

David Brennan (aka Magnatom) has been cycling for eight years, and filming his commute using a helmet camera for six. In that time he has had death threats, been threatened with arrest, been shot at and helped set up a safer cycling campaign. It’s time to look into his mind… Tickets £5 Over 18 years…

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