Cycling UK Community Networking Event Edinburgh

Cycling UK are hosting FREE Networking Events across Scotland for community cycling groups.

Groups that are new to delivering a cycling programme, organisations have that hosted Big Bike Revival events, Cycling UK affiliated groups or anyone that is interested in finding out more about local grassroot cycling projects are all welcome to attend.

Attendees can expect;

– A warm welcome and introduction from Cycling UK,
– Presentations from Big Bike Revival participants,
– Talks from local experienced bike recycling and training enterprises
– Introductions to national cycling programmes and activities from Sustrans and Cycling Scotland
– As well as lots of opportunities to network and mingle over a free lunch.

Sat 18 March 2017 – 10:30 – 14:30 – Grassmarket Community Project, 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QA

Register attendance at Eventbrite –

Donald Urquhart, Secretary

ESP Physio – Discount to CTC Lothians and Borders Members

ESP Physio have recently opened a new Physiotherapy clinic in the Waverley Gate Building in Edinburgh (the old GPO building at the east end of Princes Street).   The facility provides a private treatment room and free access to a fully equipped gym.   All their practitioners have extensive experience in sports injury management and strength and conditioning.   They are offering an exclusive 20% discount to CTC Lothians and Borders members on all Physiotherapy and sports massage treatments.   More information is available from Tom Unwin, ESP Physiotherapist – and on the attached documents.

Edinburgh-Poster   Price-List

Donald Urquhart, Secretary

Closure of Slateford Aqueduct on Union Canal

Scottish Canals have advised us that they are closing the Slateford Aqueduct from Monday 23rd January 2017 for five weeks for essential works.   During the work their will be no through passageway at all.   Alternative routes might be coming off the canal towpath at the bridge over Lanark Road and re-joining the towpath in the vicinity of Alan Park or Meggetland.

Donald Urquhart, Secretary

New Cycle Touring Website – Ride the Bike – Bikepacking and Cycle Journeys

Ian Yarroll has asked me to draw members’ attention to a new Website that he has created to advertise his cycle touring Website – Ride the Bike.   This is based on various bikepacking and touring journeys that he has made over the last few years in Europe and the UK and it contains practical info and resources which he hopes will help others to plan trips – it has not been set up for any commercial purposes.   More information at

Donald Urquhart, Secretary