The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling has been listed as one of the UK’s best cycling festivals by The Guardian and Total Women’s Cycling 2015 (and in 2014 too). The festival was first run in 2013, in 2014 it offered over 80 individual events at 46 different venues, with people from around the world participating in it. The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling 2015 was run from 11th to
21st June Update: we decided to extend the Festival until the 26th June, so that we can fit in the World Première of the film Battle Mountain – Graeme Obree’s Story and Mark Beaumont’s first public talk about his record breaking ride from Cairo to Cape Town, #AfricaSolo. The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling will be back in 2016, please get in touch if you want to be a part of it.
Edinburgh prides itself on being the City of Festivals. There are festivals for The Arts (and their attendant Fringe), Books, Films, Science, and even Storytelling. Edinburgh also has ambitions to be a Cycling City. It was the first UK city to sign the Charter of Brussels and is currently committing 8% of the city’s transport budget to cycling. We feel this is a good time to hold an Edinburgh Festival of Cycling.
As a proper Edinburgh style festival, the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling runs for over a week (the first year for nine days, and from the second year onward for 10 days), it is a real showcase for all aspects of bicycle culture and the City of Edinburgh. It aims to challenge peoples perceptions of what cycling is and to put Edinburgh on the international map as a cycling city. Featuring a wide range of events: from rides (sporty and otherwise), to family activities, to a range of cultural events, The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling truly has something for everyone!
Check out the programme below and there is even more on the web calendar.
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