Today, I was intending to cycle from Edinburgh to Berwick-upon-Tweed and back. Unfortunately on leaving the lights a Regent Road to head down on to London road, my gears started making a grinding noise. Gears 5-8 all made a horrible noise. Luckily I still had gears 1-4, though unfortunately I had a top speed of… Continue reading Cycling: Bike Repairs
Cycling: Edinburgh and Galashiels circle
Yesterday I took a cycle south on the National Cycle Network route 1. I headed out on the Lasswade Road, towards Bonnyrigg, where I joined the NCN1. It was quite a nice day, with some awesome views in parts of the route. From 20070804osmcy… One of the great things about being on a push bike,… Continue reading Cycling: Edinburgh and Galashiels circle
Cycling: Edinburgh Critical Mass: July 2007
On Friday I went along to the monthly Critical Mass again. I managed to arrive just in time this month for them setting off from the foot of the Mound at 6pm. This month seems to have been busier that the previous two months. There was about 44-55 people on their bikes there. This month… Continue reading Cycling: Edinburgh Critical Mass: July 2007
Cycling: Glasgow to Edinburgh
On Thursday evening, I took the train over to Glasgow for the Scotlug meeting. There was an interesting presentation about phidgets. Afterwards I went along with the other geeks to the pub to grab something to eat and have a natter. I’ve even now seen an iPhone (not just in pictures), though not yet had a… Continue reading Cycling: Glasgow to Edinburgh
Some people thought that I done a lot of cycling?
Many people have commented on the various day cycling trips that I’ve taken. However yesterday when shopping, I found someone who has been doing a lot more cycling than myself. He took the train from Cambridge up to Inverness. Then he started cycling and camping rough. That was two months ago. He was taking everything… Continue reading Some people thought that I done a lot of cycling?
Cycling: Critical Mass: Edinburgh June 2007
On Friday I headed to the Edinburgh Critical Mass again. It was a lot busier than last month, which meant that it was better perceived by the public. As the route of the Critical Mass is not predefined, it is very easy to change the route. When we tried to turn right from Princes Street into North… Continue reading Cycling: Critical Mass: Edinburgh June 2007
Cycling: Edinburgh to North Berwick
Last Night I took a cycle out to Prestonpans. I then took the train to North Berwick for £2.50, and cycled all the way back to Edinburgh. I was originally going to cycle to North Berwick, though unfortunately I had a head wind, which would have meant I would have missed the last train from… Continue reading Cycling: Edinburgh to North Berwick
Cycling: Edinburgh Critical Mass
Yesterday I cycled in the Edinburgh Critical Mass. The idea about Critical Mass is to raise awareness of cycling. A large group of cyclists just get together and cycle around a city as a group. It is completely unorganised except the starting location and time. No route is planned in advance. Anyone in the group… Continue reading Cycling: Edinburgh Critical Mass
Cycling: Edinburgh to Dunbar
On Wednesday I cycled about 36 miles from Edinburgh to Dunbar in just over 2 hours. The tail wind and my significant amount of recent cycling helped with the short duration. I lazily took the train back. From 20070523Edinb… From 20070523Edinb… Map of ride (no track points between Dunbar station and Edinburgh Waverley station).
Cycling: Edinburgh to Croy via Glasgow and Bowling
Yesterday I cycled 140KM (87 miles). I first headed out to Balerno along the Lanark Road, where I joined the National Cycle Route 75. I followed it as best as I could all the way into Glasgow. Along the Clyde I switched over the the National Cycle Route 7, which took me out to Bowling,… Continue reading Cycling: Edinburgh to Croy via Glasgow and Bowling