There is a new Festival in the Edinburgh festival calendar and this is one which we are really excited about, it’s the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling 15th – 23rd June 2013.
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 signed the Charter of Brussels and is currently committing 6% of the city’s transport budget to cycling. So this has to a good time to start a new Edinburgh Festival of Cycling.
The highlight of the Festival is likely to be the talk by Mikael Colville-Andersen on Bicycle Culture by Design. This is a rare opportunity to see the founder of the Cycle Chic movement in Scotland, there will also be an exhibition of his photographs daily between the 16th – 20th June in the Hub. Of course there will be loads of other cool stuff to do and see, after all this is intended to be a real Edinburgh festival!