Cycling event on 11th January

Get on yer bike on 11th January! We need your help for just one hour to urge the Scottish Government to increase funding for cycling and walking – at the moment they plan to slash that funding. We need as many people on bikes as possible to gather…

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Stan the Man with the Stick

His name is Stanley McWhirter, he’s the ‘unofficial’ litter picker on the Union Canal. He cares about his community and picks litter every week, usually without a thank you. It was a cold December afternoon when I met Stan. I peered out of the can…

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New community garden projects

Just out visiting a potential new project site today – very exciting! We have a new community gardening development officer starting in the new year, so if you’re looking to get a growing project off the ground, get in touch and we might be able t…

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Christmas cupcakes delivered by pedal power

Xmas cupcakes

Yesterday I received my first ever delivery by cargo bike – a very thoughtful (and unexpected) gift from web design company who created the Innertube Map site, Gecko New Media. What a nice experience! I had a chat with the courier, who was from Pr…

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Folding bike on the Edinburgh-Glasgow train!

Today’s the first time that I’ve taken a folding bike onto the train with me. I’m on my way to Glasgow to do some social media training, and I’ve got a couple of miles to go at the other end – so it will save me the taxi fare. It will also be the …

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Innertube Community Events Round-Up

After being awarded funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery ‘Dream Fund’ in February 2011, ELGT have been working in partnership with the Bike Station to promote the Innertube, Edinburgh’s amazing network of off-street, totally traffic-free cyc…

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Cycle funding protest

  • 15 December 2011, 11.11PM

Use your lunch hour to join this event if you want to urge MSPs to increase funding for cycling and walking in Scotland. Bring your bike to St Andrews House (the main office of the Scottish Government), Regent Road from 1pm on Wednesday 11th Janua…

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3,275 daffodil bulbs put to ground

There were 655 holes to be filled and each one took about five bulbs, so that’s over 3,000 daffodils planted along the pathway at Hawthornvale by local residents, cyclists, volunteers, Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust, and the Edinburgh Bik…

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