EasyCycle is a short and easy cycle ride aimed at new or returning cyclists – and, of course, the social cyclist looking for a pleasant but short-ish outing. On the last Sunday of the month, we roll around Edinburgh for 12 -15 miles or so. Sometimes a little longer, but always at a gentle pace and with lots of stops for people to catch up and have a chat.
We head off at 10.30am or so; stop for lunch at some point, typically at a cafe, although summer is more the picnic season; and, get back at about 3.00pm. There’s no need to book; please just turn up with your bike, and enjoy yourself.
The start point for each ride is outside Peter’s Yard on Middle Meadow Walk. You will see a group of us lurking about from about 10.15 or so; someone should be fairly obvious in the lovely EasyCycle tabard (see the photo) or, if it’s a bit chilly, the tabard may be outside Peter’s Yard and us inside with a warming cake or two.
If you worry that 12-15 miles may be too short, why not try the Edinburgh 20 Milers which is (slightly) faster and (slightly) longer? Or – like a fair few of us – do both?
I’d like to add a note that we share our country paths and city streets with dogs and, occasionally, horses and other animals; and so we recommend you wash your hands after riding or cleaning your bike.