Haymarket-Ocean Terminal / The Shore

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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More volunteer vegetation pathwork

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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Volunteer path improvements at the Shore

The stretch of path between the Shore and Coburg Street is the latest section to be improved, thanks to the help of staff from the Safer Communities Division of the Scottish Government. This section of path, alongside the Water of Leith, is quite narrow and congested, and it’s not helped by overgrowing weeds and bushes […]

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Tramworks force monument relocation?

History repeats itself, and so it was that tramworks on Princes Street in 1926 led to the removal of a famous Edinburgh landmark – the Sinclair Fountain at the West End, which can now be found on the cycle paths, at Stedfastgate, overlooking the Water of Leith. The Sinclair Fountain was erected by novelist and […]

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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 […]

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Sustrans volunteers get stuck in to improve paths

Sustrans North Edinburgh volunteers got stuck in to making some path improvements on Wednesday evening at the Craigleith Junction. Long frustrated by mud and puddles taking up half the width of the path, and soil and grass encroaching on the edges, a team of six assembled with spades, shovels and brooms to try and tackle […]

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