Next Friday three groups of cyclists will set off from different parts of Edinburgh and head for Festival Square (off Lothian Road).
It will be Edinburgh’s first organised ride for cycling ‘commuters’. It’s an event in Edinburgh’s European Mobility Week and is a mixture of social fun and confidence building.
Similar rides already exist in Manchester and London. The rides will be led and marshalled by experienced cyclists and will take routes that involve quiet streets and some busy roads.
A good turnout is expected – helped by Edinburgh Bicycle telling all its customers in the weekly email newsletter.
In Festival Square Spokes (The Lothian Cycle Campaign) will have an information stall.
Spokes does a cycle count on Lothian Road twice a year. It records that bicycles are a growing percentage of the ‘rush hour’ traffic.