Postcode Challenge 2013 Gallery

Scarlett keeping dry - great way to travel.  Does the umbrella slow things down?

Thanks again to everyone who came along to last weekend’s Postcode Challenge and made it such as success – stallholders, participants, the People’s Postcode Trust and of course my lovely colleagues who organised it – Ruth, Espe and Lyndsay from ELGT, plus Ruth, Ruairidh and Mark. Around 300 people finished the course, despite some pretty [...]


Sustrans volunteers get stuck in to improve paths

Scraping back the edges and solving the flooding

Sustrans North Edinburgh volunteers got stuck in to making some path improvements on Wednesday evening at the Craigleith Junction. Long frustrated by mud and puddles taking up half the width of the path, and soil and grass encroaching on the edges, a team of six assembled with spades, shovels and brooms to try and tackle [...]


Drainage works underway on Trinity path

Trinity path flood works

For many years, a stream of water has been running across the Trinity path near Warriston Gardens, and in very wet conditions is often joined by a second stream a few metres away. Usually, this is nothing more serious than an unpleasant, wet and muddy mess, but in the winter the two streams freeze into [...]


Poor cycling plans for Princes Street criticised

Council plans for Princes Street are being criticised by bike campaigners and green politicians after it emerged that cyclists would only be able to cycle one way. The plans, which are intended to improve the street-scape, would create a large pedestrianised area on the south-side of Princes Street. But whilst the plans include a cycle [...]


For all those who helped plant bulbs on the paths….


Over the past two years, Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust have been running bulb-planting sessions on several sections of the north Edinburgh cycle paths, supported by the People’s Postcode Lottery and local volunteers. The most recent section to get the floral makeover was at Fiveways Junction back in November. Those that were planted in 2011 are now in their second [...]


Countdown to the Postcode Challenge – thank you to our stallholders!


Hope you’re all getting ready for Sunday’s Postcode Challenge (see for more info). In the meantime, we’d like to say a massive thank you to all the stall holders – be sure to say hello as you’re whizzing around the paths. Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative My Adventure Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre Pedal on Parliament (especial thanks for stepping [...]


Dr Bike today at Granton Tunnel

Tunnel Art

We’ll be celebrating the completion of the Granton Tunnel graffiti artwork today (Friday 19 April 2013) and The Bike Station’s Dr Bike will be there from 2.30 – 3.30pm. Please stop by to admire the wonderful artwork created by Chris Young and the Fet Lor group and have your bike sorted at the same time! [...]