May 2024

Spokes History

40th anniversary [2017]

30th anniversary [2007]

  • Bulletin 98 – see centre page feature
  • Spokesworker 22.10.07 – contains a few additional historic photos
  • Poster “30 Years of Toil and Triumph” [pdf]  – includes interesting panel on campaigning lessons and tactics

20th anniversary [1997]

  • We must have been too busy for celebrations! But the anniversary was recognised in our first Bulletin of the year, Spokes Bulletin 64 [page 1 only].

10th anniversary [1987]

Other Spokes history sources

Ancient graphics

Ancient pictures

Ancient documents [1970s and early 80s]

Please remember the totally different context to the present day.  These campaigns were at a time when only 1% of Edinburgh commuting was by bike, cycling as a means of urban transport was widely considered rather eccentric and outdated, and until the then recent formation of Spokes the Council’s transport strategy documents had failed even to mention cycling.

Old websites & archives

  • Many Spokes webpages subsequent to 1999 are stored on the Internet Archive, Wayback Machine. Additionally, many of the links on those pages appear to also be accessible.  The first page stored is this from 1.11.99.   The full collection of pages stored can be accessed here by date. Not sure how they get selected by the wayback machine?
  • Unfortunately the links below no longer work, but retained here in case we can revive them at some point.
  • [up to 2003]
    [up to 2004]