Monthly Archives: June 2008

Water Great Idea

This Saturday morning is the Edinburgh Raft Race (not to be confused with the Edinburgh Rat Race, as I did).  It looks like a lot of fun, although I wish I’d seen it a few weeks ago and could have put together an entry…  There’s some pictures here to get you in the mood.

Enjoy your weekend!

Bike Week 2008

It may have escaped your notice, as it had mine, that this week is Bike Week 2008.  Edinburgh is reasonably bike friendly, with a number of cycle and canal paths into the city (see here for lots of good routes), bike lanes on busy roads and improving provision for locking your bike up instead of having to use a lamp post, but I can’t say I’ve seen anything about Bike Week apart from the CyclingEdinburgh site.

Anyway, there’s a decent selection of events going on (check here for the complete listing).  If you’re in Edinburgh early tomorrow morning, Spokes have organised a free breakfast at the City Chambers on High Street.  Cycle on!

Seven Hills of Edinburgh Race

Tomorrow is the Seven Hills of Edinburgh Race which, as the name suggests, is all about running around the seven hills that surround the city (and between them).  There’s no fixed route although there is a fixed order.

I’m going for it again, after a hiatus last year, but it’s going to be quite a haul.  In 2006 I went around in 2h 32m, but I think tomorrow will be slower due to lack of fitness.