August 2016
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Welcome To Spokes

Welcome to the online home of Spokes, the Lothian Cycle CampaignContinue reading Welcome To Spokes

East-West Central Edinburgh Cycle Route: Decision Time

Stop Press:  Ride the Route – Monday 29 August – meet 7.45, Charlotte Square

The 30 August meeting of the Council’s Transport and Environment Committee will decide on the plans for an East-West cycle route from Roseburn to Leith Walk across Edinburgh city centre, and we urge supporters to contact their councillors now Continue reading East-West Central Edinburgh Cycle Route: Decision Time

Quick chance for Brexit cash?

Spokes has written to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pointing out that cycling infrastructure would be a highly effective use for some of her promised £100m support for the economy following the Brexit vote… Continue reading Quick chance for Brexit cash?

George Street : cycling in the Festival

The Fringe started early for cyclists this year, with an obstacle course for those using George Street. Continue reading George Street : cycling in the Festival

Competition: ‘Shopping by Bike’

If you love nipping down to the corner shop by bike, or if you’ve transported your new bed by cargo bike, or if you use your trailer as a supermarket shopping trolley – as long as it’s Shopping by Bike – send us your experiences, ideas or handy hints – and you could win a great prize plus some modest fame. Continue reading Competition: ‘Shopping by Bike’

The New Spokes Edinburgh Map!!

Ed Map front cover


The long-awaited 10th edition Spokes Edinburgh Cycling and Walking map is here…


Continue reading The New Spokes Edinburgh Map!!

Cycling & Health : meeting report

Over 100 people came along to our public meeting on cycling and health, with expert speakers on the huge physical activity benefits, the dangers of air pollution and road crashes, and how politics can help maximise the benefits and reduce the downsides. Continue reading Cycling & Health : meeting report

Bike Breakfast 2016 #SpokesBB

Despite a damp June 15, there was a great turnout and lots of appreciative comment at our 2016 Spokes Bike Breakfast… Continue reading Bike Breakfast 2016 #SpokesBB

Spokes Bulletin 125: Cycling & Health

In our Summer issue, out now Bikes up & cars down in Edinburgh; Cycling & Health public meeting; Holyrood election implications; Shopping by Bike; and loads more … read on!! … Continue reading Spokes Bulletin 125: Cycling & Health

Public meeting: Cycling and Health

"10 years younger!" - Stewart Bryden photo

“10 years younger!” – Stewart Bryden photo

Getting about by bike is great for you!!  Middle-aged people who cycle regularly typically enjoy the fitness level of someone 10 years younger, and gain two years in life expectancy.  And it’s great for society, reducing pressures on the NHS, on our worsening climate and on our fragile environment.

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Bikes ↑↑ Cars ↓↓ … again!!

The May 2016 Spokes traffic census found the highest ever number of bikes and the lowest ever count of private cars.  During the 8-9am peak period a remarkable 22.7% of all vehicles heading for the city centre along bike-unfriendly Lothian Road were bikes, as was 26.1% of citybound Forrest Road traffic… Continue reading Bikes ↑↑ Cars ↓↓ … again!!