Apple pressing at the Pavilion Cafe

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Abundance Edinburgh have been busy over the last few months picking unwanted apples from trees in and around Edinburgh. Yesterday we were able to taste some of the results of their efforts when they had an apple pressing session at the Pavilion Ca…

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Riding on greased blutak

This post was written by Euan Hamilton-Rigg, a member of the public Just thought I’d post to see if anyone else is really getting fed up with the section of the Water of Leith path downhill from Easter Hailes Gate (the big tunnel at Spylaw Park)? …

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Soul Cycles chopper for sale

On the way back from Waverley railway station yesterday I spotted this girl wheeling a massive chopper along outside the National Museum of Scotland. It turns out that the young lady, Daniele, was wheeling this unusual bike around whilst flyering …

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Photo – Bike girl with a red rose

Here’s a photo that would be worthy of the Edinburgh Cycle Chic blog – a young lady with a single red rose and a string of flowers round her basket. She was a bit surprised when I asked if I could take her photo!

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Cycling on steel flower wheels

Continuing the theme of cycling innovations, have a look at these metal flower wheels: The naturally sprung properties of tempered steel, bolted in tension, gives a natural yield or “softness”–to build a bike with wheels made of sprung steel.To a…

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Technology: wireless bike brakes

This news on the development of wireless brakes caught my attention, though they turned out to be for powered bicycles. For those rare riders of dynamo bicycles (and I can think of two living on the Portobello stretch of the orange line) this may …

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Pedal Powered Delivery Revolution – by Neil Bon

Neil Bon, founder of Pronto Pedal Power, tells us how a charity cycle ride through America persuaded him to switch careers and start Edinburgh’s first cargo-bike delivery company. Cycling is undoubtedly a leisurely pursuit, or for some less leisur…

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Raising the Green Flag at Hailes Quarry Park

This post was written by Liz Stewart, a member of the publicThe sun is out and the local community will celebrate Hailes Quarry Park’s first time Green Flag Award at 1pm today, Friday 14th October. This is a great achievement after 5 years of work…

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