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…

Going the middle distance: tales of a tri-er In school sports Liz Richardson got an A for effort, but a ‘could do better’ on the field. She accidentally discovered triathlon in her mid-30s, as a by-product of joining a triathlon club to meet men. Triathlon was to become her enduring love from then on, middle…

Seven Years by bicycle around the world Swiss cyclist Claude Marthaler only ever intended to cycle around Japan. However, he ended up staying on the road for seven years, on his bike nicknamed The Yak. Over those seven years he took in 60 countries on four continents, covering an epic 122,000 kilometres. He set out…

Cycling and tram injuries in Edinburgh Understanding of tram related injuries is poor despite the increasing number of cities developing tram systems. A retrospective review of all tram injuries presenting to NHS Lothian was undertaken by surgeons at the Edinburgh Orthopaedic Trauma Unit based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Professor Chris Oliver (@CyclingSurgeon) will…

Re:Cyclists – 200 years on two wheels Somewhere in a German forest 200 years ago, during the darkest, wettest summer for centuries, the story of cycling began. The calls to ban it were more or less instant. Re:Cyclists is the tale of what happened next, of how we have spent two centuries wheeling our way…

The Freedom Machine: Women’s Early Uses of the Bicycle While different kinds of cycles had existed before the introduction of the modern ‘safety’ bicycle, neither the high-wheeler with its large front wheel nor the more expensive tricycle was widely adopted, as they were reserved for men and women of wealth. The advent of the modern…

Namib Desert, Solo In September 2016 Ness Knight embarked on the first ever solo cycle across the world’s oldest desert, the Namib. She faced extreme temperatures and challenging terrain on her personal voyage of discovery into one of the least populated places on earth. She had exclusive access into Namibia’s ‘forbidden zone’ – the Sperrgebiet,…

Bikepacking Tibet and other adventures Over the last decade, Ed Shoote has ridden bikes all over the world and taken stunning photographs of his travels. In this visual feast of a presentation he will talk about trips as diverse as Tibet to Tenerife via Iceland. Ed will start off by telling the story of his…

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