As part of the 2019 Edinburgh Festival of Cycling we at Fun Family Cycles, in partnership with Edinburgh Family Rides, are organising a bike ride from Leith to Portobello for a picnic and games on the beach to give our kids of all ages an opportunity to cycle together in a fun and safe way.
Start point: Crops in Pots community croft on Leith Links.
Destination: Picnic and play on the beach outside Tumbles Softplay Centre, Portobello.
End point: Crops in Pots community croft on Leith Links.
Distance: 5 miles round trip (2.5 miles each way). We estimate that the ride will take approximately 45 minutes one way depending on the level and number of riders, leaving around 1.5 hours to enjoy the beach.
Rules: Have fun, go at your own pace, watch your kids, encourage everyone!
You bring: A picnic, water, snacks, bikes, and bike locks.
We’ll bring: Volunteers, puncture repair kits, bike curious equipment, beach games and lots of smiles!
Fun Family Cycles are informal family rides that have taken place annually, in and around Leith, over the last three years.
Edinburgh Family Rides is a family-friendly cycling group based in Edinburgh, aiming to encourage families to get out and enjoy cycling in our city. Their rides are guided by trained Sustrans staff and volunteers, and are always short (under 10 miles), safe, and fun!
We are also hoping to be joined by volunteers from both Cycling UK and Bike Curious who will bring a range of family specific cycling equipment along on the day. This is a great opportunity to test out some fun, family-specific alternatives to traditional biking, from child bike trailers, to cargo bikes and e-bikes. Is your family bike curious? The Bike Curious workshop will help you get pedalling with children on board!
For more information, please visit our website: https://edinburghfamilyrides.blogspot.com/
When booking your tickets, please let us know how many participants will be on the ride (e.g. 2 adults and 2 children)