The 7th Original Edinburgh Night Ride
PLEASE NOTE – due to circumstances beyond our control, we are having to postpone the ride.
Thanks for your patience while we re-shuflle all the key ingredients, there is a lot happening “under the bonnet” just now. The new date will most likely be one of the following: 20/21 July, 27/28 July, 3/4 August or 10/11 August. Booking will open as soon as all the details are confirmed.
If you’ve never cycled through the night, on quiet roads, here is your chance to give it a try: the ride (approx. 60 miles/100 km) takes place around the summer solstice, with groups accompanied by experienced ride leaders. We’ll be making our way along a new mystery route through scenic East Lothian at an easy pace (~12mph rolling speed), with a rest stop and refreshments around half-way, before heading back into town to finish with breakfast.
Our mechanical support partner Leith Cycle Co will again open from 22:00 for any last-minute needs, and there will be mechanical support on the ride. You can also book your bike in for discounted tune-up during the week before the ride (proof of registration required).
In its first year, the ride was described as a ‘magical experience’ despite the downpours, the following years were dry and we were told it kept getting even better – so we are doing it again.
A few quotes from rides in previous years:
For me, it was definitely Long enough to be challenging, but with the right Speed to make it a thoroughly joyful experience. Absolutely loved it, many thanks to all leaders and organizers!
Found the attitude of the ride leaders and their assistants great. Very supportive and friendly. Was greatly impressed by the whole organisation of the ride. THANKS
I was a little nervous in advance (thinking it would be full of racing snakes wanting to go flat out), but it was absolutely fantastic – very enjoyable and at a perfect pace.
Tickets: £30. All riders must be over 16 years of age.
Booking opening late May
Phot: Viv Gray