New Repair Shop in Leith

http://www.pedalforth.co.uk in Leith, located just off the Water of Leith cyclepath We are a small independent Edinburgh bike shop (the new kid on the brake block). We opened our doors for business, June 2013, because Richard (as an “all-year-round-wine-swilling-bike -commuter”) thought there was demand for a “polite” bike service shop & Sean likes chains ,lube [...]

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New Parks & Greenspace jobs

Two new jobs developing the Council’s Heritage Lottery Fund bid for Saughton Park are now being advertised. The positions are being advertised on My Job Scotland web site and all applications should be made via the web site.  Job centre reference for both is: 8011233www.myjobscotland.gov.uk Parks and Greenspace, Services for Communities, City of Edinburgh CouncilTemporary [...]

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Saturday Dr Bike at Fiveways

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Bike Station’s Dr Bike will be at Portobello Promenade beside the Swim centre this  Saturday 10-1. Come and get your bike checked over, chain oiled and tyres pumped up. Free lights, bell and cycle computer for those who fill out our cyclist survey.

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Halloween mural Drylaw tunnel

Over the last weekend myself and some friends have created a new mural on the railway tunnel below Telford Road (there are two tunnels this is the smaller one) around a Halloween theme it’s been a while since we’ve painted at this location however we have a long history of creating artworks in these tunnels. [...]

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Protest tomorrow demands double in active travel budget

Thousands of 1ft tall people call for climate action - Edinburgh, Scotland, UK - 22nd April 2009.

Pedestrians and cyclists will gather outside the Scottish Government’s offices at St Andrews House, Edinburgh at lunchtime on Wednesday 30th October to call on John Swinney MSP, the Scottish Minister in charge of the Budget, to double the funding available for cycling and walking. Transport accounts for a quarter of Scotland’s climate change emissions. This [...]

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Innertube map update – brand-new tramline cycle path

Tramline cycle path closeup

The long-awaited cycle path alongside the long-awaited tramline is pretty-much finished and almost ready to use, pending completion of a couple of signalised crossings and the Balgreen tramstop, meaning that there is now an off-street cycle path from Murrayfield all the way to Edinburgh Park.     The new section links the existing path through [...]

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Dr Bike on Canal 10-1pm, 26/10/13

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10-1pm sees Dr Bike on the canal at the Leamington Lift Bridge today, Saturday 26 October. The mobile workshop will be on hand to check you bike over, oil the chain and pump up your tyres. Sign up to the survey for a free cycle computer or bell or lights for your bike.  

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More volunteer vegetation pathwork

Clearing an obstructed path access at Wardie Road

This Saturday saw another successful morning of volunteering out on the North Edinburgh paths tackling overhanging branches, obstructed lights and corners where undergrowth was hiding sightlines of oncoming people. Two sections of Himalayn balsam were also tackled. Organised by Sustrans North Edinburgh volunteers, the first section to be tackled was at Drylaw, where brambles and [...]

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