Archive for July 28th, 2006

Councillor Rides for Roof

Posted by chdot on July 28, 2006

68 year old Conservative Councillor Alastair Paisley is riding from Currie to the Falkirk Wheel (33 miles) tomorrow. He hopes to raise more than £1000 to fund a feasibility study into the future of the local youth club which needs a new roof.

Evening News story

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Hopetoun Summer Fair 2006

Posted by chdot on July 28, 2006

It’s a nice cycle from Edinburgh. North Edinburgh Path Network through Davidson’s Mains and Cramond (click picture for a PDF leaflet).

All the attractions below AND a Sustrans stall.

Hopetoun Summer Fair 2006

Join us again for our annual Summer Fair on Hopetoun’s West Lawn.

The main arena will be action packed as usual with exciting events and displays including Beats of Brazil drumming and dancing, falconry with our biggest spectacle being The Golden Lions Parachute Display Team.

Other activities include axe throwing, archery, go-karts, face painter, inflatable assault course, miniature steam train, the arm, circus games and bubbles and much, much more!


Adults: £6.50 Child £4.50 Family £20

For more information or to get involved with this event please contact Hopetoun on (0131) 331 2451″

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Dutch Cyclists Plot GPS

Posted by chdot on July 28, 2006

While British motorists seem to be going Sat Nav mad, Dutch cyclists have been recording cycle routes and putting them on the web where they can be seen as a map and also downloaded for use on personal GPS devices.

Perhaps Spokes volunteers could do something similar as a useful addition to their excellent map.

The Council has an interesting on-line mapping project This has layers for various things including school catchment areas and bike paths (but only the main ones).

Anything to encourage people to cycle and find ‘hard to find’ routes away from main roads must be a good idea.

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Edinburgh Cycling Awards?

Posted by chdot on July 28, 2006

Well they have them in London.

The categories this year are:

* Best Cycle Facility
* Best Community Cycling Initiative
* Best Cycling Initiative for Young People or Children
* Best Workplace Cycling Initiative


Maybe next year

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Be Part of the Show

Posted by chdot on July 28, 2006

The Edinburgh Evening News Cavalcade is an institution watched by around 100,000 people each year.

Last year TryCycling in Edinburgh organised a cycling extravaganza with a wide range of bikes and cyclists entertaining the crowd.

The event is on Sunday August 6th. YOU can come too. Organiser Maggie Wynn says “This year we will be even nearer the front. So meet up on Market Street, possible near Edinburgh Dungeon’s area from 1pm. Everyone needs to be in place by 1.30pm. We will set off very sharply at 2.30pm. The route is Market Street, Waverley Bridge, Princes Street, Lothian Road, Castle Terrace, Johnstone Terrace. Parade itself takes about 40 mins. Participants should wave to the crowd more than they did last year. I think we were all amazed to just be cycling along Princes Street in a massive procession!”

So bring a bike/trike/tandem/trailer/etc. and show the crowds that cycling is fun. (Children welcome with a responsible adult).

See last year’s event (QuickTime movie).

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