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. (Which has recently changed its name to Söderberg The Meadows) 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 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?
E-bikes are welcome at Easycycle, because they allow people to cycle who couldn’t otherwise do do. We’re not a race, so a bit of help from your bike is permitted.
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.
Finally, apologies the blog posts from June to July are missing – I will try to recover them.