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
Covid-19, Coronavirus, CV19, whatever you want to call it has brought to global attention the need to swap our transport systems from our polluting vehicles to more sustainable transport where this possible, and for those able to use these alternative means. Of course, not everyone can make the transition, be that because they are simply … Continue reading Do you have room for a bicycle in your life?
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
My new Gore Phantom GWS Zip-Off Jacket arrived on Saturday, from the Cycle Surgery's closing down sale (which is about the only time I could possibly afford to buy Gore clothing if I'm honest). The jacket is made from Gore Windstopper™ fabric, in black and Hi-Vis yellow, which as you can see, is an absolutely … Continue reading Windproof and waterproof jackets – some first thoughts
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
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
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