CTC Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders
We are a member group of the national charity Cycling UK based in Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Borders.
The group used to organise three rides per week (that is in more normal times!) starting in Edinburgh and visiting the surrounding areas.
- Wednesday starting at 10am and cycling 50 to 80 miles depending on the time of year.
- Sundays starting at 10am and cycling around 40 miles
- Tuesday starting at 6.30pm in the summer – shorter – about 20 miles
Whatever bike you have – road, tourer or hybrid, you’ll be welcome on our rides; we just ask that your bike is roadworthy and, for the benefit of other riders in the group, in wet weather conditions be fitted with mudguards. You need not be a member of Cycling UK to come along on our rides to start with, just turn up and you will be made most welcome. If you wish to become a regular rider we do ask you become a member of Cycling UK. To join please go to http://www.cyclinguk.org/join
To receive email notifications of forthcoming rides around Edinburgh and the Lothians and other information, join the CTC Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders email group with Groups.io.
For cyclists based in the Borders please join our Borders Brake-away Cycling group. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on forthcoming rides
For cyclists based in the Berwick and Eyemouth areas please contact Tony Houghton: email@example.com Tel 07854 426621
We are very pleased to have been running a very popular programme of rides since 2nd September, riding in accordance with the guidance provided by Scottish Cycling and Cycling UK.
Scottish Cycling have now produced supplementary information for organised groups such as ours and guidance regarding the current protection Levels.
As we are currently in protection level 3 we are limited to 6 cyclists on a ride.
Do note that you need to contact to me, firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm you have read the guidance below BEFORE coming on a ride. otherwise you will not be permitted to ride with the group.
Please note that by attending a ride:
You are self-certifying that you are well and not required to isolate or quarantine.
You agree to maintain social distancing during the ride.
You agree not to share food or drink.
You will carry a mask and hand sanitiser in case of untoward events, such as mechanicals or accidents.
You agree to follow NHS guidelines if you become unwell after the ride.
You will TEXT the leader by the evening before the ride to say you are coming. This allows us to make sure we have your most up to date contact details and to limit numbers appropriate to our Level.
You are aware that Covid Coordinator (myself, Janet Ironside) will keep a record of who attended each ride for 21 days following the ride. In the event that anyone in the group develops the virus, the NHS Test and Protect team will contact the Covid Coordinator for the contact details of those on the ride.