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Scotland’s Bike-Rail future

Bids are now in to the Scottish Government from five companies to run Scotrail for the 10 years from March 2015… Continue reading Scotland’s Bike-Rail future

Competition: ‘My Memorable Moment’

Everyone with a bike has had some fantastic moments – and maybe some not so good!   Tell us your memorable moment and you could win a great prize plus some modest fame… Continue reading Competition: ‘My Memorable Moment’

Thanks for shopping – by bike!

Anyone shopping by bike at Edinburgh Farmers’ Market on June 21 received a thank-you goody-bag from Spokes, with contents supplied by generous stallholders… Continue reading Thanks for shopping – by bike!

Hot breakfast!

Even the sun visited this year’s June 18 Spokes Bike Breakfast – with another great turnout and lots of appreciative comments… Continue reading Hot breakfast!

£7m new active travel cash

The Scottish Government has announced £7m completely new money for cycling and walking infrastructure, to be spent this financial year 2014/15…
[August update - how £4.5m of the cash will be used -  Sustrans press release   table of projects] Continue reading £7m new active travel cash

Spokes Bulletin 119 : £3m win for Lothians Councils

[Update 4.6.14  Sustrans Map showing the Community Links funding allocations]
Out now!!   Including… West Lothian & Edinburgh win big Sustrans funding; Edinburgh bikes up & cars down; Extending the Meadows cycleroute; Our summer competition with great prizes; HGV driver cycling training; Government cycling cash up 2014 but down 2015 … READ ONContinue reading Spokes Bulletin 119 : £3m win for Lothians Councils

Spokes EdFoC events: Bike Breakfast June 18; Thanks for Shopping June 21

The excellent annual Spokes Bike Breakfast will be between 7.45-9.45am on Weds 18 June in the City Chamber quadrangle on Edinburgh’s High Street… Continue reading Spokes EdFoC events: Bike Breakfast June 18; Thanks for Shopping June 21

And again … Bikes ↑↑ Cars ↓↓

The May 2014 Spokes traffic census found the highest ever number of bikes and the lowest ever count of private cars.  During the 8-9am peak period more than one in every five vehicles heading for the city centre along bike-unfriendly Lothian Road was a bike, as were nearly one quarter of all citybound Forrest Road vehicles… Continue reading And again … Bikes ↑↑ Cars ↓↓

Spokes canal discussion document

[Update 9.5.14: Evening News report]
The canal and its towpath are succeeding in attracting more and more users.  How can the pressures be accommodated?…

Continue reading Spokes canal discussion document

PoP: it’s all happening!!

Anyone with anything to announce on cycling waited for the Pedal on Parliament weekend … Continue reading PoP: it’s all happening!!