Cycling Scotland’s annual conference – November 16th, Edinburgh at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. The theme is “integrating cycling into the wider transport network, and the challenges of acheiving a modal shift away from car use to more sustainable forms of transport”.

Role of Cycling in Transport Policy: Holyrood Hustings (NOTE NEW DATE) Monday 21st November 7.30pm [open from 6.45 for coffee, stall and chat] (NOTE NEW VENUE) Venue: St George’s West Church (Candlish Hall), Shandwick Place, Edinburgh

The Spokes autumn public meeting will be a hustings for the 2007 Holyrood elections. All parties represented at Holyrood have been invited, and confirmed panellists so far are as follows… Cllr Donald Anderson, Edinburgh South Labour candidate and former leader of Edinburgh City Council Mark Ballard, Green MSP for the Lothians list Fergus Ewing, SNP MSP for Inverness East Mike Pringle, Lib Dem MSP for Edinburgh South Further information: Jackie Howlett,

Critical Mass Friday (24th) November 5.30 Foot of the Mound.

Critical Mass Friday (27th) 5.30 Foot of the Mound.

British Summer Time ends October 29th 2006 – make sure your lights work!

Filmmaker Chas Nairn and some of his friends will be at Burdiehouse Skate Park on Sunday 24th of September at 1.00. “We will have probably 2 trials riders and 3-4 bmxers – maybe more.”

Cycle Speedway Redbraes Park September 10th 2006.

Green Space Scotland conference 2006 Wednesday 6 September theme – “greenspace: doing it in the mainstream”. Improving spaces in and around town, one consequence is more/nicer places to walk/cycle.

Meadowbank Grand Prix (track racing) 19/20 August 2006 Meadowbank Velodrome.

Pedal for Scotland August 27th 2006. Glasgow to Edinburgh charity ride.

Tour of Britain August 28th – Glasgow Grand Prix, Elite Criterion Race, George Square.

Tour of Britain August 29th – First Stage of the Tour of Britain, Glasgow Green to Castle Douglas.

Evening News Cavalcade Sunday August 6th TryCycling in Edinburgh organises a cycling extravaganza – see last year’s event (QuickTime movie).

Fringe Sunday at the Meadows Sunday August 13th TryCycling in Edinburgh will have a stall and interesting bikes to try. More info.

Latest round of the Merida 100 Marathon Series is being held in Selkirk this weekend (29 – 30th July 2006). It’s 50 miles south of Edinburgh. One day it will be possible to get the train as far as Galashiels!

Should be a great event for riders and spectators.


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