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Sport

Edinburgh used to have half a dozen cycle speedway tracks, most have vanished. The one at Redbraes Park has been refurbished and is home to Edinburgh Falcons Cycle Speedway Club. Great 5 page article in .citycycling.

Edinburgh still has the Meadowbank Velodrome. (photos) Built for the 1970 Commonwealth Games, it’s set to be demolished in a few years time. Plans for a new velodrome, by the Jack Kane centre in Craigmillar, seem to have been scaled back to an unworkable concrete bowl. Even this may have been sunk by the new Glasgow Velodrome. Shame on Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Racers “Scotland’s original kids’ track racing club, based at Meadowbank Velodrome in Edinburgh. We have drop-in sessions every Saturday morning from April to September (weather permitting). Experienced coaches will teach your kids to track race in a supervised, traffic-free environment.”

Cycling Development (City of Edinburgh Council) “The overall aim of the Cycling Development Officer’s role is to increase and develop participation in cycling in 8 – 16 year olds. This is achieved through the 4 work areas outlined below that target a range of age groups and levels of abilities.”

Scottish Cycling is the body for cycle sport(s) in Scotland – everything from from fun events in schools to World Class riders – like Chris Hoy.


RACING CLUBS

Edinburgh University Cycling Club

Edinburgh RC – used to be called Edinburgh Road Club. The name change was made to emphasise the wide range of cycling that club members are involved in, (not just road racer). Members take part in most types of cycle sport and also touring. Welcomes new members. They can often be seen at Cafe Artista on Marchmont Crescent on Saturdays after a morning ride. (Cycling is fun…)

Musselburgh Roads Cycling Club – just east of Edinburgh, a club for racers and non-racers.

Team Velo Ecosse – mainly road and track racers.


Not racing but undoubtedly athletic and skillful – Sunday Times Scotland story of trials riding.


Trials riding clips from trashzen.com


2 Responses to “Sport”

  1. more cycling for everyone!

  2. Ben Vogelsang said

    From my home – now in Newhaven- I can see a huge piece of reclaimed land that has plenty room left for any flats allocated to the area of the Edinburgh Velodrome- and I would hazard a guess that all the people who do not get the use of the Velodrome would be a lot worse off than the ones that have just found their future flats to be relocated- seaside- not a bad swap for either party. We get the health benefit for all the participants, and the rolacated folks can come ride with us! The health aspect of this decision has to be recognized. Buildings crumble- lives are built. Thats all I have to say about that.

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