Edinburgh Bike Club project “Belles on Bikes” is calling the city’s women to haul their bikes out of the shed, dust them down and pedal along to the Leith Festival Gala Day on 8 June.
The project, funded by Cycling Scotland, wants to get more women interested in cycling and will be at the Gala Day, camped out on Leith Links from 11am to 4pm.
Cycling activities will be available for everyone to try – “belle” or boy – and will include cycle rides led by qualified cycle leaders, maintenance workshops run by female bike mechanics, and Dr Bike, who is on hand to fix punctures and minor bike ailments.
The Bike Club Skills Trail will also be free for cyclists to test out their skills, and the Leith Cycle Company will have bikes and children’s tagalongs to try out, so “baby belles” can go out for a spin too. Adventure trails will be available for children and young people and are always popular.