November 2021

Edinburgh Spokes Cycle Map – new edition

The 11th edition of our highly praised Edinburgh Cycle Map is out!! The entire city was surveyed by Spokes volunteers, and the map then completely revised and updated by a skilled cartographer from our maps group.

Also used by walkers, the map is invaluable for everyone seeking safe routes to shops, work or school and for leisure route planning – and for other imaginative purposes!

The map includes several valuable new features, including…

  • All new housing developments since our last edition
  • Contours and shading, to identify gradients and hills
  • Rural West Edinburgh – between South Queensferry and Newbridge
  • Printed on water and tear-resistant synthetic paper’ (a recyclable polythene)

Spokes maps of Edinburgh and the Lothians have now sold over 140,000 copies since the first Edinburgh edition. This is no surprise, given the high praise they receive…

  • Your maps are invaluable and the detail amazing, far better than any other commercially available maps
  • After years with online maps, was surprised how much I preferred a real one
  • Just bought my first Spokes map- what a terrific buy!

The map was launched at Edinburgh City Chambers, with Council Leader Adam McVey, Deputy Leader Cammy Day, Spokes members, and supporters from Sustrans and FarrOut Deliveries.

In addition to the map, Spokes will be selling buffs (snood/ face covering) featuring an extract from the map. Unfortunately these will not be available until mid December.


The map is entirely volunteer-produced – surveying, design and layout, launching and distribution to shops – everything except the specialist printing.

In addition to the extensive information gathered by our volunteer surveyors, Edinburgh Council transport staff provided information about existing and planned routes, and we thank Sustrans Scotland and Cycling Scotland for contributions to the substantial printing costs. Several important Sustrans NCN routes run through the area covered by the map, whilst Cycling Scotland provides advice and funding to workplaces, schools, colleges, communities and others to support local bike travel.

Special Offers [ending 31 December]

The map sells in local bike shops at the excellent normal price of £6.95.

However, until 31 December 2021 you can also order direct from Spokes, by post or email [] at the following special prices…

  • Map – single copies (or up to 5 copies) £6 each including postage
  • Order 6 maps for £27 – perfect to resell at your workplace, school or amongst friends and relations – give them a cheap price or raise cash for a charity. Or for a present to your 6 best friends!
  • Buffs – normally £7, but only £3 each if included in a map order. If ordering buffs please say if you are happy to have a Midlothian buff or will wait (for your entire order) until after mid December
  • ‘My Favourite Bike Ride’ – We will send you one free copy of this excellent booklet, based on results of a Spokes competition, with your order if you request it.

More info

Help us promote the Edinburgh map – and other Spokes maps

  • If you find a local bike shop that is sold out of the new Edinburgh map, or a shop that would like to stock this or other Spokes maps, email
  • Retweet our tweet about the map or like/share our facebook article
  • Find out more about Spokes maps on our maps page.

Join Spokes 

Our maps contain a membership form – or use our website membership page. By joining you’ll receive a roughly-monthly email of current developments, issues, events, etc; and how you can help. But you don’t have to be an ‘activist’ – we also welcome ‘sleeping but interested’ members!

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