CTC Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders

Cycling UK Member Group

CTC Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders

Cycle rides from Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders



Contact details

Janet Ironside
Our activities 
Leisure/Touring rides
About us 

We are a member group of the national charity Cycling UK based in Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Borders. 

The group organises three rides per week, albeit currently with restricted numbers, starting in Edinburgh and visiting the surrounding areas.

  1. Wednesday starting at 10am and cycling 50 to 80 miles depending on the time of year.
  2. Sundays starting at 10am and cycling around 40 miles
  3. Tuesday  starting at 6.30pm in the summer – shorter – about 20 miles

There are also regular rides organised for cyclists based in the Borders and in the Berwick area.

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 bordersbrakeaway+owner@groups.io  for information on forthcoming rides 

For cyclists based in the Berwick and Eyemouth areas please contact Tony Houghton: tony.houghton@btinternet.com  Tel 07854 426621

Information about the group rides 

From Monday 9th August 2021, there are no longer any restrictions on the numbers of people who can meet inside or outside that are relevant to our cycling group.

Our group rides have been extremely popular and we are delighted to see many new members coming along.

The committee feel that it would now be appropriate to allow the number of places on a ride to be at the discretion of the leader.

This will encourage new leaders to come forward without the concern that they might be overwhelmed by riders and to allow experienced leaders to offer as many places as they wish. 


For the time being therefore, rides will therefore continue to be bookable by text to secure a place. 

We also hope that there will be offers of second rides from time to time when the first ride is full. 

We do hope that everyone who wishes to ride will feel comfortable with this arrangement but your feedback is welcome.


New members are most welcome to come along.  Rides are only bookable when full details of our rides are posted on our email group, groups.io.

To join the email group, please email ctcedinburghlothiansandborders@gmail.com with a few words about yourself.



Cycling UK continues to support the UK to cycle
This remains true during this difficult period with the ongoing threat of coronavirus Covid-19