City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Edinburgh Nocturne

Edinburgh Nocturne

The 2009 race saw David Millar triumph in a spectacular evening of bike racing and entertainment.

Rodney Street Tunnel, Scotland Yard to Tesco. And Back.

The Rodney Street Tunnel in Edinburgh is a long (former) railway tunnel connecting Scotland Yard Park and children's playground at one end, with the Canonmills-Leith pedestrian-cycleway at the other. The tunnel comes out at the Tesco supermarket, continuining off-road, all the way to Leith Docks.

The 2010 Edinburgh ITU Duathlon World Championships

The ITU Duathlon World Championships, starting at the windswept Holyrood Park in Edinburgh, is the highest-level competition in the sport's annual calendar and the most prestigious duathlon competition ever staged in the UK.

Pedal it Pink Edinburgh Ride

This spring Breast Cancer Campaign’s women-only cycle ride, Pedal it Pink, is coming to Edinburgh! On Sunday 16 May, Holyrood Park will host the event, which hopes to attract hundreds of ladies from across Scotland.

Car-Free Christmas at Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park and Holyrood Palace

Visitors to Holyrood Park will have the opportunity to enjoy the park free from traffic over the festive season. Traffic restrictions will be in place on the 25 and 26  December and the 2 January, with no vehicle access to Queens Drive and Duddingston Low Road between 8am and 4pm, following current Sunday access arrangements.

Video: Edinburgh Princes Street Tramworks Re-opening

Official Edinburgh Trams video showing opening of Princes Street on 29 November, with comment from key players in this local saga including Richard Jeffrey, chief executive of Tie, and Cllr Jenny Dawe, Leader of the City of Edinburgh Council.

Performance of New Work Inspired by "Dummy Jim"

The One Ensemble & Sarah Kenchington will perform the world premiere of a suite of works inspired by the story of James Duthie. Duthie, a profoundly deaf Aberdeenshire man, cycled solo on a 3000 mile return trip to the far north of Europe in 1951. Sadly he was killed in a mysterious road accident in 1965.

Inspired Bicycles - Danny MacAskill April 2009

Mind-blowing bicycle stunts from YouTube star Danny MacAskill with Edinburgh providing the backdrop.

Adventuring Duo Attempt Edinburgh to London Non-Stop Rickshaw Ride

Adventuring partners TV Presenter Ben Fogle and Olympic Athlete James Cracknell are taking on a new challenge in aid of charity The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA).

How can Edinburgh Council meet its ambitious Charter of Brussels target of 15% of trips by bike in 2020?

Cyclists on Teviot Place

When you consider that in a city such as Copenhagen, where the Earth Summit is being held in December, over 35% of citizens commute to work by bike, the goal of 15% bicycle ridership in Edinburgh by 2020 doesn't seem that ambitious.