In my post Birthday cake world I intended on having a good cycle ride today, to work off some of the large quantity of excess calories consumed yesterday. This was all going to plan, in respect that I got up, dressed, and ready to cycle, but on stepping out the door the wind knocked me … Continue reading We’re on the road to nowhere…the tale of the disappearing cycle path
That wasn't actually the plan. The plan was to go down to the seafront, and then along the seafront on the cycle paths, until I got to Musselburgh and come back through town and home. The thing is with Edinburgh's cycle routes is that the signposting, once you're on them, is great, but if you … Continue reading Up the (Edinburgh) Castle
There is a little cycle ride I've been wanting to do ever since I moved to Edinburgh two years ago. It is a trip made pleasantly possible by the failure of transport infrastructure, well it's a failure of roads infrastructure. The world famous Forth Bridge actually refers to the rail bridge. This was opened in … Continue reading Over the Bridge(s)
Ok, I am going to have a rant this morning. I have just come back from a lovely cycle ride into the city centre on the main arterial route in and then back out again using the main route and the main cycle network. I'm not going to say that all of the cycle route … Continue reading Edinburgh Cycle Paths – fit for purpose?
It is a beautiful day for a cycle ride here in Edinburgh. The sun is shining, the air is clean, the sea and the sky are both blue, and there is very little to spoil the view. You can watch the highlights video on my Facebook page as always here But I did want to … Continue reading The revolution has started…
There is nothing more fun than seeing the look on road cyclist faces when they see you take a Brompton on their favourite circular road route. Today I had that pleasure several times, and a few were even encouraging, although I think at least one thought I was lost. I didn't start with the intention … Continue reading North West Edinburgh, Kirkliston, and the Airport
The Edinburgh City Council have made a tentative start on closing roads and creating more space for walking, cycling, and socially distanced exercise. So far, there are three closed roads; Silverknowes Road, a section of Braid Road, and a section of Links Gardens. The backlash, mainly from or driven by Tory councillors it has to … Continue reading Edinburgh’s Closed Roads Bliss
I have now found the best GoPro positioning for my Brompton bike; on my handlebars with a handy bracket I picked up as part of a kit. This gives me a realistic ride position, a clear view of the other road users, and also allows me to see the camera whilst I ride. I did … Continue reading Blast of lockdown fresh air
Ok, so I'm a numpty*. I thought that my tyres had plenty of air in them, but on my last ride the handling was bit off when I was at anything approaching speed. I decided to get myself a track pump, with a gauge, and actually do it properly rather than relying on the mini-pump … Continue reading Put air in your tyres you numpty!
As you know if you read my last blog post, there was a lot of excitement about my GoPro Session arriving, and the prospect of being able to take you on a tour of Edinburgh in the lockdown. All those nice empty streets and traffic free routes...well, it didn't quite work out like out. Firstly, … Continue reading Edinburgh by GoPro – well sort of
There is much excitement in camp today as I await the arrival of my GoPro Session, ordered on Easter Monday, and with which I hope to fulfil two ambitions; firstly, to have the security of recording my rides in case of accidents or worse, and secondly, to be able to share with you some of … Continue reading Much excitement
Now we are the Coronavirus, or Covid-19, lockdown we are limited in our excursions to only the necessary. At the moment in Scotland this means; going to work if you're an essential worker, going out for essential groceries, taking one exercise session a day, or going out for medical needs for you or someone you … Continue reading State Sanctioned Exercise #1 & #2