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Edinburgh Cycling 

Cycling in Edinburgh is a cheap, green and very convenient way to commute to work and at the same time discover the city.

Cycle Routes & Journey Planners

Although there is a wealth of websites that provide free online cycle routes in and around Edinburgh, not all of them are user friendly or complete.

Here are some very good ones:

Cycling section on City of Edinburgh Council’s website

It provides excellent links and practical information to explore the city by bike:

• Maps and journey planners

• Bike hires

• Roadwork spots, traffic and how they affect cycling

• Cycling safely

• Bike events…

Exploring Edinburgh by Bike maps 

• Edinburgh, area by area

• Easy to plan your journey in advance

• Detailed yet clear

• Shows ramps, steps, main and busy roads with heavy traffic

• Toilets, woodland…

gold-star.png CycleStreets 

• Reliable journey planner

• Gives the choice between fastest, balanced or quietest routes

• Indicates distance and approximate journey time

• Elevation profile

• Busy roads

• Detailed stages of the journey with maps/pictures

• Calories burnt!

And for those of you who are keen cyclists, there is the well-known Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative’s website where you will find Cycling Route Guides and Maps for Scotland, England and Wales. It is one of the finest sources of information for cycling throughout Scotland as a family or on your own, on forest roads, hill tracks and quiet country roads with scenic views!

Taking your bike on the train

Train companies will carry your bike free of charge (subject to availibility) if you have a valid ticket. 

  Cross Country East Coast ScotRail
Carry bike Y Y Y
Free Y Y Y
Online reservation Y Y N

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