0 - Edinburgh Festival of Cycling

Event Category: Talks

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…

Women’s Cycle Forum Scotland Pecha Caka Want to practise your presenting skills in a safe space full of cake? Women’s Cycle Forum Scotland are running their successful Pecha Caka event again! It enables women to exchange ideas and experiences, deliver presentations to a supportive crowd and enjoy some home baking! Using the ‘pecha kucha’ presentation…

Event cancelled We are sorry to announce that this event has been cancelled. Happiness is a road at least 10,000-miles long – from Edinburgh to Bhutan on a bicycle Christopher Boyce always knew that the idea of cycling to Bhutan, the small kingdom in the Himalayan foothills world-renowned for its national focus on happiness, was…

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