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Events at Pleasance Theatre

Pleasance Theatre, 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ. Here is how to plan your journey to get there with CycleStreets.

 

A dramatic reading of “Marco Pantani – The Pirate” by Stuart Hepburn. Marco Pantani was arguably the greatest Italian Cyclist of the modern era. In 1998 he became a national hero when he won the two most prestigious races in the cycling calendar, the Giro D’Italia and the Tour De France. Five years later he…

The film – Divided Stop Press: due to popular demand, the film Divided will be screened again as part the main Edinburgh Festival of Cycling 2018. The film – Divided – tells the story of an expedition that didn’t quite go to plan, but was all the richer for it. The Tour Divide route follows…

A History of the World in 100 Dérailleurs After nearly 40 years working in bicycle shops, Mike Sweatman has a collection of 1,400 rear dérailleurs. Some are worn and rusty, some are pristine and brand-spanking-new. Some are over 100 years old, some were manufactured yesterday. Some are famous classics, some are obscure models from unexpected…

The 3 Things You Need to Successfully Cycle across a Continent After Michelle Brideau recovered from Crohn’s surgery in 2014 she knew she’d been taking her health for granted and needed to find a way to fit exercise into her busy life. She decided to start cycling the 8 mile commute to work in London,…

Divided – The film First shown in March and back by popular demand the film Divided tells the story of an expedition that didn’t quite go to plan but was all the richer for it. The Tour Divide route follows the Continental Divide down the spine of the USA. It covers a distance more than…

Film: Why we cycle To the Dutch, cycling is as normal as breathing. They don’t think about it, they just do it. Perhaps the fact that they don’t think about it, is the key to the bicycle’s success in the Netherlands. But because they do not give cycling a second thought, they don’t really know…

Restart the clock This story starts in July 2014: ‘You’ve broken your pelvis … in half … back and front … and your spine … In two places …’ ‘Stop, you will need to stop there’, I pleaded, ‘I can’t take any more information on board at this stage, please tell me later’ Moments ago,…

The Life Cycle – Biodiversity Bike Ride In 2017/18 Kate Rawles aka @CarbonCycleKate rode the length of South America on ‘Woody’ a bicycle made of bamboo that she built herself at the Bamboo Bicycle Club from bamboo grown at Cornwall’s Eden Project. From Colombia to Cape Horn, (or as close as you can get to…

Copenhagenize Scotland Morten Kabell will speak on transport in modern cities and show how the bicycle should be and can be a major part of urban mobility in the future. Copenhagen today has a higher number of bicycles than cars crossing the city centre, and more than 60% of Copenhageners commute by bicycle on a…

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