“You can’t carry big loads on a bicycle”, Really?

“You can’t carry big loads on a bicycle”, Really?

"You can't carry big loads on a bicycle", Really?

This box wouldn’t easily if in back of a medium sized car, you certainly could get it on a bus, yet here it is on the back of a bicycle. The humble bicycle has all the advantages of car as personal transport, but without the negatives. OK so you wouldn’t want to play a game of dodge the bus when carrying a load like this, so without high quality infrastructure most people are going to try it.

Recently there have been calls for reduction of congestion, air and noise pollution in the City of Edinburgh, well here is a means of personal transport that requires little space, produces zero emissions and is almost silent. It should be a total no brainer to promote cycling as transport and give space to enable people to travel with the lowest impact on the city.

Just in case there is anyone who doesn’t understand how bicycles reduce congestion, here is an easy to understand image.

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69 bicycles vs. 60 cars Photograph courtesy of Cycling Promotion Fund

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Urban Arrow

Nice to see an Urban Arrow in use

Urban Arrow

Urban Arrow

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Riding though the falling leaves

Just because it is autumn there is no need to put your bicycle away

Riding thought the falling leaves

Autumn colours

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Wicker basket

A reminder of summer

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SaddleSisters

Our spies were out at the weekend and stumbled across the SaddleSisters at the CycleFest, the lovely Fi and Bex make these funky handmade saddle covers, check them out!

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saddle cover

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Dig out your finest tweed…

Dig out your finest tweed: the Edinburgh Harris Tweed Ride 2015 is coming to town on the 4th October, get you tickets today!

Just to wet your whistle here are a few highlights from the Edinburgh Harris Tweed Ride 2014 – many thanks to Stewart Bryden for many of the photos below.

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Photography by Stewart Bryden.

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Photography by Stewart Bryden.

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Photography by Stewart Bryden.

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Photography by Stewart Bryden.

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Photography by Stewart Bryden.

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Photography by Stewart Bryden.

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Photography by Stewart Bryden.

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Photography by Stewart Bryden.

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Photography by Stewart Bryden.

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Photography by Stewart Bryden.

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Photography by Stewart Bryden.

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Photography by Stewart Bryden.

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Photography by Stewart Bryden.

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Photography by Stewart Bryden.

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Photography by Stewart Bryden.

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Photography by Stewart Bryden.

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Cocktails shaken not stirred
Cocktails shaken not stirred

Edinburgh Harris Tweed Ride at Walker Slater 2014
Refreshment stop courtesy of the lovely people at Walker Slater.

"Really not sure I can ride it in this skirt"
“I’m really not sure I can ride it in this skirt”

To see how it is done follow this link.

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Little black bag

A classic number, the little black bag

Little black bag

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