Inspirational tales and bike breakfasts to celebrate Bike Week
Celebrate Bike Week with a themed breakfast and hear Mark Beaumont talk about his cycling challenges.
There's no reason to get saddle sore as Bike Week hits the midpoint on Wednesday.
There is still plenty of time to get involved in the celebration of cycles and whether you fancy a great start to the day at the Spokes Bike Breakfast or the chance to hear about cyclist Mark Beaumont’s adventures, there is something going on for all ages and abilities.
So put the wheels in motion and head for one of these events happening in Edinburgh today.
Spokes Bike Breakfast
For a delicious start to your day, head down to Edinburgh’s City Chambers at 7.45am for the Spokes Bike Breakfast. With 10 cycling stalls, a bike service, advice from Police Scotland about keeping your wheels safe and a cooked breakfast on the cards, there is no better way to kick start your Wednesday.
Monumental Motion Exhibition
Fresh from his talk about cycling in Copenhagen, Mikael Colville-Andersen has highlighted 50 photographs for a new exhibition which defines the Danish city’s two wheeled lifestyle. The Monumental Motion Exhibition takes place at The Hub Castlehill from 10am until 5pm and the show is free.
An Evening with Mark Beaumont
Enjoy an inspiring evening on Wednesday as Scots cyclist Mark Beaumont recounts his adventures on bikes and beyond to an audience at Queen’s Hall. Having completed his Highland Line challenge last week in aid of the STV Appeal, the chance to hear what it is like to push yourself to the limit is not to be missed. Tickets cost £13 and the event starts at 7.30pm.
Don't forget the freshnlo Pedal for Scotland bike ride takes place on September 8. Choose from either the nine-mile Family Ride, the 47-mile Challenge or take on the 110-mile Sportive.
Starting in Glasgow Green and finishing at Murrayfield stadium, this year the event's charity partner is the STV Appeal which aims to raise money to help children living in poverty in Scotland.