Cyclestreets.net is a brilliant little website for bicyclists. Just enter where you are and where you want to go and it will take you a proper cyclists route, tell you the distance, how quiet or otherwiseit will be and how many calories you will burn completing it.
This is extraordinary. You can actually choose a route to avoid unnecessary hills. Excellent for the part-time cyclist!

Bicycle Shops or Bicycle Accessories Outlets or Cycle Repairers

B G Cycles & Blades LTD

48 Portobello High St, Edinburgh EH15 1DA, UK – 0131 657 5832

Good guys. Helped me out with a puncture. Excellent service. Friendly and honest

Just awesome service! I travel from North Berwick back into Porty to get my bike looked after at BG with Bernard. I had a service, new cassette, and chain. All completed on time and dedicated to making the bike be in the best condition possible. Brilliant.

Single Speed Edinburgh

49 Restalrig Rd, Edinburgh EH6 8BD, UK – 07552 239384

Absolutely love my Raleigh Racer! The vintage frame (Reynolds 501) is in brilliant condition and gives it such character! They really knew how to make bike frames back then - the frame is sturdy and the custom build by Single Speed makes it a dream to ride! The bike I got is black with red decals, but the other bikes come in really bright colours - fantastic and varied choice of detailing and features, would highly recommend!

I recently purchased one of Danny's many excellent bikes and couldn't be happier. The build quality is tremendous and Danny went above a beyond to get me the right bike. If you are looking to get back to pure cycling without gears and also looking for a truly unique bike I would highly recommend Single speed Edinburgh. The only trouble is picking which bike to take home.

Halfords - Edinburgh Store

Seafield Rd E, Edinburgh EH6 7LD, UK – 0131 554 4140

Excellent service when collecting spare parts for my bike - staff at Seafield store were very helpful & courteous. A credit to Halfords - Well Done !!!

Dropped the car off for a health check, because I'm going to be doing a lot of driving in the near future. It's always tricky when you're female and/or have little knowledge of cars. Always worried if they are they going to be honest with me?!? But I shouldn't have worried. The check was done quickly and staff were very helpful. The report came back that the car's in good condition- and they gave me a recommendation for something that will be needed - but not immediately. So no unexpected bill :-) Also - the car needed wheel-trims (I learned these aren't called hubcaps any more!) and the chap on the desk initially said the store next door would fit them for me. But he then arranged for the garage to fit them for me. Small thing, but was much appreciated. Will definitely be back.

Cycle Hire

Europcar Edinburgh Leith

65-67 Salamander St, Edinburgh EH6 7JZ, UK – 0371 384 3811

Very good and friendly staff and Andy is very good and talks to you well and puts you at ease

Fast friendly service even in the early AM hours.

B G Cycles & Blades LTD

48 Portobello High St, Edinburgh EH15 1DA, UK – 0131 657 5832

Good guys. Helped me out with a puncture. Excellent service. Friendly and honest

Just awesome service! I travel from North Berwick back into Porty to get my bike looked after at BG with Bernard. I had a service, new cassette, and chain. All completed on time and dedicated to making the bike be in the best condition possible. Brilliant.

Halfords - Edinburgh Store

Seafield Rd E, Edinburgh EH6 7LD, UK – 0131 554 4140

Excellent service when collecting spare parts for my bike - staff at Seafield store were very helpful & courteous. A credit to Halfords - Well Done !!!

Dropped the car off for a health check, because I'm going to be doing a lot of driving in the near future. It's always tricky when you're female and/or have little knowledge of cars. Always worried if they are they going to be honest with me?!? But I shouldn't have worried. The check was done quickly and staff were very helpful. The report came back that the car's in good condition- and they gave me a recommendation for something that will be needed - but not immediately. So no unexpected bill :-) Also - the car needed wheel-trims (I learned these aren't called hubcaps any more!) and the chap on the desk initially said the store next door would fit them for me. But he then arranged for the garage to fit them for me. Small thing, but was much appreciated. Will definitely be back.

Bicycling Safety Video

Lots of little tips you might not have thought of - from Ireland.