The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling has been listed as one of the UK’s best cycling festivals by The Guardian and Total Women’s Cycling 2016 (also 2015 and in 2014 too). The festival was first run in 2013, in 2014 it offered over 80 individual events at 46 different venues, with ~5,000 people from around the world participating in it. The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling 2015 was run from 11th to 21st June Update: we decided to extend the Festival until the 26th June, so that we could fit in even more events. The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling will be 9th to 19th June 2016, please get in touch if you want to be a part of it. Also if you are interested in hiring our Urban Arrow cargo bike? Find out more about hiring it here.

Here are a few things that people said about the The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling in 2015:
Probably the best cycling festival I’ve come across. Wish I could have participated in more
Really felt like there was a cycling “buzz” around the city, i only participated in a couple of things but i saw other people doing stuff, and heard a lot about it on social media. good stuff!
Really enjoyed the festival. Look forward to next year!

Edinburgh prides itself on being the City of Festivals. There are festivals for The Arts (and their attendant Fringe), Books, Films, Science, and even Storytelling. Edinburgh also has ambitions to be a Cycling City. It was the first UK city to sign the Charter of Brussels and is currently committing 8% of the city’s transport budget to cycling. We feel this is a good time to hold an Edinburgh Festival of Cycling.

As a proper Edinburgh style festival, the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling runs for over a week (the first year for nine days, and from the second year onward for 10 days), it is a real showcase for all aspects of cycle culture and the City of Edinburgh. It aims to challenge peoples perceptions of what cycling is and to put Edinburgh on the international map as a cycling city. Featuring a wide range of events: from rides (sporty and otherwise), to family activities, to a range of cultural events, The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling truly has something for everyone!

Check out the programme below and there is even more on the web calendar.

We have pictures from some of the events that were part of the Festival on our Flickr stream and you can add your own to the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling Flickr group.

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The following organisations are supporters and sponsors of The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling 2016.

Principal Supporters 2016
Sustrans logo SEStran logo

Gold Supporters 2016
Spokes Cycle Campaign Deliveroo logo Edinburgh Bike Co-op logo

Silver Supporters 2016
Cycle Law Scotland logo Cycling UK logo Allan McDougall Solicitors logo

Bronze Supporters 2016
Bike Trax Edinburgh jmp logo Hart's Cyclery logo
Laid Back Bikes logo Carbon Financial Partners Carbon Financial Partners Vantage Creative Logo

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Partner organisations 2016.


Bike Week logo Accommodation PartnerNew Logo - Tune Transport Partner
Urban Arrow

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