Edinburgh cycling: 11 places to cycle in Edinburgh and the Lothians - from Holyrood Park to Portobello

Time to get out and about on your bike in Edinburgh and the Lothians

It’s that time of year again, when everyone is looking to get fit and burn off the Christmas excesses. So why not dig out your bike and get out and about in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas.

The Capital has so many places to visit on your bike, with miles of cycle paths linking all parts of the city, as well as skate parks and increasingly popular pump tracks.

By UK standards, Edinburgh is a very cycle-friendly city. It has many off-road bike paths, on-road cycle lanes, forward stop lines at traffic lights, and other bike priority measures. And the Capital has lowered the speed limit on most of its roads.

We take a look at some of the best local spots to go on your bike to feel the fresh January air in your face, get fit and enjoy some stunning views while out on two wheels.

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