About EasyCycle

Start with EasyCycleEasyCycle 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.

 

9 Responses to About EasyCycle

  1. Logan,
    What is the planned route for 29th? (ie length and hills)
    Dying to start into cycling again but new knee stlll a wee bit dodgy.
    Kirsty
    (just up on 13 Cowan Road)

    • jimcameron20 says:

      Hi Kirsty,

      First of all I’m sorry for a late reply. I’ve recently taken on EasyCycle, and the new hand is still getting to grips with the website!

      Our next ride is on Sunday 31st January, where Barbara will take us via Gilmore Place to take the Canal to Hermiston House Road, through Heriot Watt to Riccarton Garden Centre for lunch. Then returning via the Water of Leith, and it should be 15 miles.

      We hope you can join us for that, and please do keep an eye on the ‘Next Rides’ section of the website, where I will stat documenting our plans.

      Cheers

      Jim

  2. Lucie says:

    Hello..how many cyclists is usually in the group?
    Thanks
    Lucie

  3. yogi says:

    hi,

    a new interestee in cycling and would like to join the group. do i have to bring a cycle or is ine provided? i am in plan to purchase one and currently dont have one, but before i decide to purchase i want to cycle along the bikers so i know the Do’s and Dont’s of and while cycling.

    i hope this make sense and looking for response.

    yogi

    • jimcameron20 says:

      Hi Yogi, we’ll be delighted to see you! You just need to turn up – but you do need to bring a bike. If you don’t own one, you can rent one – just ask any bike shop.

      Cheers

      Jim

  4. yogi says:

    many thanks Jim for your reply.

  5. Ronald Robertson says:

    Hi. M’y partner and I are new to cycling late 40s. Can you tell us where you’ll be going on end July run. Many thanks.

    • jimcameron20 says:

      Hi, we’re going to a farm, near Juniper Green but on the opposite side of the river.
      It’s a support center for horses.

      The run is on the easier side of our norm, and should be around 13 miles.

      Cheers

      Jim

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