Events and Rides for 2017

For those of you interested in some larger organised rides such as Sportives, the following may interest you. Please see the links for specific details of the events and if you ride one of these, have a look out for some of our club members who may be there as well.

Upcoming Events:

Day Date Event Distance(s) (mi) More Information
Sunday 26/03/17 No Excuses Falkirk Sportive 46/ 62 https://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/no-excuses-sportive-falkirk/
Saturday 08/04/17 Evans RideIt Callander 25/ 56 https://www.evanscycles.com/evans-cycles-callandar-road-sportive-saturday-8th-april-2017-EV292062
Sunday 09/04/17 Evans RideIt Callander 25/ 56 https://www.evanscycles.com/evans-cycles-callandar-road-sportive-sunday-9th-april-2017-EV292063
Sunday 23/04/17 Pedal the Park 47/ 62 http://www.clydemuirshiel.co.uk/things-to-do/cycling/pedal-the-park/
Saturday 29/04/17 Kinross Sportive 44/ 68 http://www.sportive-kinross.co.uk/
Saturday 06/05/17 Tayside Challenge 46/ 81 http://cairnomountchallenge.org.uk/the-tayside-challenge/
M-F 08-12 /05/17 Kielder Water Handcycling Trip Varies events@experiencecommunity.co.uk
Saturday 30/05/17 Cairn o’Mount Challenge 30/ 80 http://cairnomountchallenge.org.uk/cairn-o-mount-challenge/
Saturday 03/06/17 Wiggle Ochil Hills sportive 45/ 77 https://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/ochil-hills-100-sportive/
Saturday 03/06/17 Bethany Sportive 72 http://bethanysportive.org/
Sunday 04/06/17 Tour de Forth 60 http://www.tourdeforth.com/
Saturday 10/06/17 Skinny Tweed 47 http://tweedlove.com/events/2017-event-info/skinny-tweed-sportive-2016
Sunday 30/07/17 Evans RideIt Lanark 44/ 80 https://www.evanscycles.com/evans-cycles-lanark-road-sportive-sunday-30th-july-2017-EV292071
Saturday 12/08/17 Galloway Recycle Sportive 67 http://www.gallowayrecyclesportive.co.uk/
Saturday 26/08/17 Highland Perthshire Challenge 50 http://cairnomountchallenge.org.uk/highland-perthshire-challenge/
Sunday 03/09/17 Tour O’ The Borders 55/ 75 http://tourotheborders.com/
Sunday 29/10/17 Jedburgh 10k race 6 http://www.jedburghrunningfestival.org.uk/wheelchair-and-hand-cycle-10k

Previous Events:

Day Date Event Distance(s) (mi) More Information
Saturday 11/02/17 Lanzarote Vuelta TT & Road race 5 http://www.trimakina.com/handbike/vuelta-2017/


Events from 2016 with no confirmed date for 2017:

Day Date Event Distance(s) (mi) More Information
Saturday 23/04/16 Pedal on Parliament 2 http://pedalonparliament.org
Saturday 14/05/16 Wooler Wheel Borderlands 37/ 62 http://www.woolerwheel.co.uk/borderlands-cycle-sportive/
Saturday 11/06/16 Edinburgh to St Andrews 63 https://www.lepra.org.uk/Event/edinburgh-to-st-andrews-cycle-ride-2016
Sunday 17/07/16 Cycle the Solway 62 http://www.cyclethesolway.co.uk/Home.asp
Sunday 25/09/16 Poppy Sportive 48/ 68 http://www.poppyscotland.org.uk/get-involved/events/poppy-sportive/
Saturday 01/10/16 Wooler Wheel Classic 31/ 62 http://www.woolerwheel.co.uk/classic-cycle-sportive/

 

Coaching Session – 01 Nov 2016

Coaching Session – 01 Nov 2016

Our training/ ride sessions with Jane Egan and Ride63 continue on

01 Nov

As an expansion of the training programme, these may occur at Emirates Stadium, Castle Semple, or as a ride at Greenock Cut. These are weather dependant and the location of each even will be announced closer to the date.

If you have any questions please contact us at info@handcyclingedinburgh.org

Coaching Session – 26 Oct 2016

Our training/ ride sessions with Jane Egan and Ride63 continue on

26th Oct

As an expansion of the training programme, these may occur at Emirates Stadium, Castle Semple, or as a ride at Greenock Cut. These are weather dependant and the location of each even will be announced closer to the date.

If you have any questions please contact us at info@handcyclingedinburgh.org

Coaching Session – 12 Oct 2016

Our training/ ride sessions with Jane Egan and Ride63 continue on

12th Oct

As an expansion of the training programme, these may occur at Emirates Stadium, Castle Semple, or as a ride at Greenock Cut. These are weather dependant and the location of each even will be announced closer to the date.

If you have any questions please contact us a handcyclingedinburgh.org

Coaching Session – 11 Oct 2016

Our training/ ride sessions with Jane Egan and Ride63 continue on

11th Oct

As an expansion of the training programme, these may occur at Emirates Stadium, Castle Semple, or as a ride at Greenock Cut. These are weather dependant and the location of each even will be announced closer to the date.

If you have any questions please contact us at info@handcyclingedinburgh.org

Coaching Session – 04 Oct 2016

Our training/ ride sessions with Jane Egan and Ride63 continue on

4th Oct

As an expansion of the training programme, these may occur at Emirates Stadium, Castle Semple, or as a ride at Greenock Cut. These are weather dependant and the location of each even will be announced closer to the date.

If you have any questions please contact us a info@handcyclingedinburgh.org

Coaching Session – 26 Sept 2016

Due to a last minute development opportunity, the coaching session for 26 September will now have the added element of mountain biking!

As an opportunity to examine the potential development of mountain biking trails for Clyde Muirshiel, we will be taking a few mountain bikes off-road to test and explore the current off-road access and look into future possibilities. If you have a mountain bike and would like to join us for this exploration, please let us know. Due to the unknown interaction between the trails and the handcycles, experience handcycling off-road will be necessary.

If you don’t have a mountain bike or would rather stay on the road, we will still be having a taster session for new and returning handcyclists on the path at Castle Semple. If you would like to join us for this, please let us know. FOr this portion of the event, you don’t need a bike and experience isn’t necessary.

If you have any questions please contact us a info@handcyclingedinburgh.org

or Castle Semple

Taster Day – 05 November 2016

If you’ve wanted to try handcycling, your chance will be coming on 05 November at Ingliston, in Edinburgh. At Ingliston, we will have a car-free circuit that is perfect for beginner to advanced handcyclists. We’re planning on having handbikes available so don’t worry if you don’t have one yet. Whether you’ve tried handcycling before or have only thought of it, this taster day should be just right for you.

Specific details about the event will be added closer to the day. But, if you have any questions, or would like to register, please email us at info@handcyclingedinburgh.org. Or, if you happen to be visiting the Paralympic Carnival on The Mound in Edinburgh, on 18 September, sign up with us there and have a chat with us about it as well.

June Taster Day wrap-up

Our taster events during the Edinburgh Bicycle week were a resounding success. We met lots of great people and gave a number of visitors the change to try out our handcycles, and for some of them, it was their first time on a bike. It was great to have the turnout despite the slightly rainy days. Handcycling Edinburgh is keen to do more of these events in the near future so please let us know if you’re interested by emailing info@handcyclingedinburgh.org.

Coaching Session now an Introduction to Paracycling – 23 Sept 2016

Our planned training/ ride session with Jane Egan and Ride63 on 23rd September is now an introduction to Paracycling at Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, Castle Semple!

If you have wanted to try handcycling this will a great chance to get an introduction to a number of styles of handcycles. After an introductory lesson on the basics of riding an handbike, you’ll have to opportunity to join up with a number of riders including Handcycling Edinburgh members to hit the nearby cycle path and take your handbike for a spin.  

The days events will be on from 10:00 – 1300 at Castle Semple Visitor Centre, Lochlip Road, PA12 4EA Lochwinnoch.

There will also be follow-up events on Monday, 26 September as well as Wednesday, 12 October.

For additional information please see https://www.facebook.com/events/908201832656671/