0 - Edinburgh Festival of Cycling

Event Category: Talks

Jenny Tough – Bikepacking the Balkans Jenny Tough is an endurance adventure enthusiast and world traveller, taking on solo expeditions all around the globe. Through her writing and films, she is passionate about sharing her tales of adventure to encourage more individuals to explore this incredible planet and push out the edge of their own…

Tales from the Silk Road Sold out! Three women from the Adventure Syndicate set out to compete in the first Silk Road Mountain Bike Race in Kyrgyzstan. This is their story of what happened. Only 29 riders out of the initial 98 at the start line made it to the finish. Telling their personal tales…

Adventures in Altay “Bikepacking is the best way to explore new places – the pace of travel, the things you notice about the environment you’re travelling through, and the opportunity to interact with people you meet. Being self-sufficient means you are able to just head off into the wilderness and see what adventures come your…

The world at 15mph(ish!) In 2012 Naomi (a self-confessed non-athlete) set out on the cycle tour of a lifetime with a man she’d met just three times before. Fuelled by stubbornness, determination and cake, the trip eventually totalled 32,000 km including Alpe d’huez,Cairo to Capetown, South East Asia, India and Nepal. If you’re not sure you’re fit enough…

Jenny Tough – pushing boundaries In 2018, Jenny Tough surprised the ultra bikepacking community – and herself – when she came in as the first female in the inaugural Silk Road Mountain Race in Kyrgyzstan. Jenny came into unsupported bike racing from solo touring adventures, through the Canadian Rockies, circumnavigating the Baltic Sea, crossing Korea,…

ARION Project Unfortunately this talk has had to be cancelled, for technical reasons. The University of Liverpool Velocipede Team has once again set out to challenge itself by taking part in the incredibly ambitious project of breaking a land speed record for a human powered vehicle. ARION5 is the fifth iteration of the University of…

The World’s Fastest Handcyclists Online tickets now closed, places still available on the door What do you do when you suddenly realise the day has come when you can no longer ride a bike? You keep on riding. Ten years ago, Ken Talbot was struck with a life changing neurological condition after a seemingly innocuous…

Karen Darke: Quest 79 Online tickets now closed, further places available on the door. Karen is somewhat of an expert in overcoming challenges- she was a keen runner and mountaineer before becoming paralysed in a rock-climbing accident and has since pursued alternative ways to access the outdoors – most passionately, by hand-cycle. Currently, a full-time…

Cycling collisions, compensation and Civil Law Jodi Gordon, Partner at Cycle Law Scotland will cover the following:- Criminal v Civil Law Common cycling incidents Primary causes of cycling collisions What to do in the event of a collision The claims process and why it is important Dealing with Insurers The role of Police Scotland The…

Overlander – Bikepacking coast to coast across the heart of the highlands Local author and cycling campaigner Alan Brown set himself a personal challenge: an epic coast-to-coast trip through the lonely interior of the Highlands. He’ll be telling stories about his journey, offering advice on how to take your own bikepacking trip, and asking questions…

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