Cycle path reviews – coming soon!

Have you ever been out on your handbike and suddenly realised that the cycle path you’re on is impassable? Disappointing isn’t it?

Not only can this spoil your ride or damage your handbike, but it can also become difficult to get out of depending on your level of mobility and the space you have on the trail.

Well, getting stuck on a cycle path has happened to each of us here at Handcycling Edinburgh and we’re aiming to make our sorrow your joy.

From the gate that is locked or unreachable, to the chicanes that are too closely spaced, to the speedbumps that are too high, or even a flight of stairs, there are many potential obstacles to one handbike or another that will make a cycle path impassable.

Handcycling Edinburgh is creating a database of the characteristics and obstacles that any handcyclist may find on any one of the many cycle paths that are out there. As part of our continued evolution, we’ll be sharing our observations through cycle path reviews to help you find enjoyable and obstacle free paths to ride.

If you encounter any obstacles that we haven’t sported or you have a handcycle that is particularly susceptible to certain types of obstacles, please let us know at

Wondering where to ride?

Have you been wondering just where to ride your handcycle?

It can be tricky if you’re not used to riding on the roads, don’t know the cycle paths, or maybe you’re just not comfortable riding in and amongst traffic.

Well, as part of the evolution of Handcycling Edinburgh, we plan to map out various routes in the local and not so local areas that are conducive to riding with a handbike.

From short easy routes, to those further afield, and those that may require more experience; we plan on finding the routes that you, our fellow handcyclist, would like to ride.

Recently, the handcycling Edinburgh team has been riding a number of local routes in addition to routes spanning from Lanark to Inverness on the roads and on cycle paths. We’ve even been riding in the hills and from these rides; we’ll bring you maps, elevation profiles, and evaluations to help you find great places to ride.

If you have any areas that you are interested in, drop us a line at