This week we head to the North of the UK to take in some gentle rides in and around Edinburgh, Scotland.

This collection is before for those who are keen on a little bit of trainer tourism as they are a great window into the comings and goings of everyday Scottish life.

Each ride in this collection is pretty relaxed and flat, so get on the trainer and pedal away.

Thank you to first-time contributor Brendan Reilly for this collection.

Enter Edinburgh From The East

Starting at a quiet fishing port this ride provides a lovely snapshot into day-to-day life in Scotland. Blue skies, quaint villages and a very flat route make it a lovely recovery ride.

15.65KM
DISTANCE
44:44
DURATION
60M
ELEVATION

Pencaitland Railway Trail

The setting for this ride is the famous Pencaitland Railway Walk just outside of Edinburgh. We head east along the 10km trail passing windmills, community gardens and even a distillery, make sure you have a wee dram on hand for a post-ride refreshment.

10.44KM
DISTANCE
30:08
DURATION
56M
ELEVATION

A Bit Of National Route One Before The Hills

Starting at Duddingston at the back of Arthur’s Seat, we head out of town to Brunstane, through Musselburgh and up past Queen Margaret University. Then we ride over the River Esk and up to Whitecraig where we join the Penicuik to Musselburgh Cycle-Walkway for a short distance before we head south and up to the top of the hill.

11.83KM
DISTANCE
37:51
DURATION
127M
ELEVATION

A Coastal Escape from Edinburgh

Starting at Leith Links we head out of town, along through Seafield and then down on the Portobello Prom. After leaving Portobello we head east through Musselburgh and Prestonpans, past the former power station site at Cockenzie and down into the harbour.

15.43KM
DISTANCE
40:16
DURATION
20M
ELEVATION

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