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MY fingers tighten round the handlebars and I take a deep breath. This is it, the chase is on. Suddenly we shoot out in hot pursuit, speeding through a red light, cutting across lanes of traffic and weaving in and out of bemused motorists.
Round-the-world cyclist Mark Beaumont is this month giving a series of free talks in which he’ll talk about his epic journey which saw him set a then world record for a circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle of 194 days 17 hours, as well as his next exploit – leading a group of 30 riders in the World Cycle Challenge.
3rd Scottish Outdoor Access Fair – organised by Scottish Countryside Access Network and Scottish Access Technical Information Network – will bring together active travel, outdoor access professionals and related trade services and suppliers to network.
Velo-city Global is the world’s premier international cycling planning conference.
The four day event offers delegates from around the world a chance to share best practices for creating and sustaining cycling-friendly cities, where bicycles are valued as part of daily transport and recreation.
But motorists will benefit from an increase in the pot for spending on trunk roads and motorways.
November Bike Club e-news for Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife & Falkirk. Bike Club E-news is designed to give you some highlights of what Bike Club has been up to in your local area. It is an opportunity to showcase examples of projects already up and running, success stories and key news items.
Last weekend, the clocks went back in the UK, reigniting the debate over British Summer Time. The Government are considering a three-year trial of a new system, aimed at providing lighter evenings, which would see the UK adopt Central European Time. In other words, clocks would be set to what is now BST in winter time and a new ‘double summer time’ would be introduced.
The economic impact of a week-long bike festival in the Borders has been estimated at more than £500,000.
Cycling Scotland has been sourcing a few weekend rides for all ages.