Why the Meadows? And other other questions.

We are, from time to time, asked: Why so many pictures from The Meadows?

Well the simple answer is there are lots of cyclist riding across The Meadows, Middle Meadow Walk is probably the busiest cycle route in Edinburgh, so getting lots of pictures is easy. The Meadows are also free of motor traffic, so there none of those annoying cars getting in the way…

In traffic

Why are there more pictures of females than males?

We don’t discriminate on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, or age, but we do discriminate on the grounds of style. While we do stretch the definition of “chic” there limits!

Green

We would love to have more picture of stylishly dressed men, so come on guys, help us out!

Pinstripe suit

Why are there no picture of people wearing helmets?

Why should there be? This site is about celebrating people riding bicycles in ordinary clothes as an ordinary means of transport. If you want to see pictures of cyclist wearing helmets and hi-visibility clothes there are plenty of other sites, but that is not us. We are not telling you what to wear, that is personal choice and our choice is not to have these things. We respect your right to choose, please respect ours.

How do I get on to Edinburgh Cycle Chic?

Wear something stylish and ride a lot! It also helps if you don’t ride too fast, it makes it much easier to get a photograph. Oh and a smile is always welcome.

Do take photos from others?

We welcome photos from others to the Edinburgh Cycle Chic photo pool, pictures used on the site will remain the copyright of the photographer, who will be acknowledged, and all photos will be linked back to the source. If you don’t want to use Flickr, please contact us for other arrangements.

Have you any tips for taking Cycle Chic photographs?

Always have a camera to hand, sods law has it you always see the most stylish people riding bicycle when you don’t have a camera with you. Look for places with plenty of cyclist and not too much traffic to get in the way. Be sneaky and get you friends to pose for you, we won’t tell.

Are there any photos you would really like to have but haven’t got?

We would like to get a picture of the guy who rides a Pedersen around Edinburgh, he has been sighted several times, but none of us have managed to get a photo.

Can I join Edinburgh Cycle Chic?

Yes, just get in touch.

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