The Meadows

Sunday bike rides with the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling


In amongst the various events planned for the last day of the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling tomorrow (Sunday 23 June) are several organised bike rides along traffic-free routes. The Greener Leith ride heads to Portobello from Victoria Park, leaving at 10am, via the path through Leith Links and then onwards to Portobello Prom. There’s more [...]


New green Innertubemap previews at Festival of Cycling

New version of the Innertubemap - the Greenspace Edition!

We’re looking forward to the Festival of Cycling’s Heels on Wheels event at the Meadows tomorrow, where we will be previewing the brand new version of the Innertubemap - the Greenspace edition.  This is one that we (as greenspace types) are particularly excited about, so please come along and tell us what you think and place your bulk order [...]


The first Edinburgh Festival of Cycling


 By Tracy Griffen Sometimes it can be frustrating dodging potholes cycling about Edinburgh. It’s easy to get frustrated with traffic and forget just how good riding a bike can feel. However, cyclists are a proactive lot and the 4,000 strong crowd at the recent Pedal on Parliament is a good example of this. Instead of [...]


It’s tomorrow: Pedal on Parliament

PoP1 photo

A lot of people have put a lot of effort into organising tomorrow’s Pedal on Parliament (and we thank them), a major show of cycling strength which last year saw some 3,000 cyclists gather on the Meadows and cycle through the city centre to Holyrood to demand more action to make Scotland better for cycling. [...]


Pedal on Parliament, this Sunday – the Meadows 2pm

3,000 cyclists on the Meadows in 2012

This coming Sunday 19th May is one of the biggest cycling events on Edinburgh’s streets – the second Pedal on Parliament. Last year, some 3,000 cyclists came along to the first event to call for better cycling facilities for us all and across the country to make Scotland a truly cycling country. This year promises to [...]


Path improvements update – the Meadows

Meadows cyclist

Works to improve the layout of the junction at the south of Middle Meadow Walk at Argyle Place are nearly finished, with the junction having now re-opened to cyclists and pedestrians. The design of the cyclist “triangle” for accessing/leaving the …


Light painting on the blue line

Tree swirl

A week before the Christmas break, on the coldest night of the year, we went to the Meadows to make some light painting images. Our photographers James Gibson and Claire Hope used a digital-SLR and extra long exposures to capture images created by…