Friday 31st May 2024 10:00am

Starting from - The cycle / shared path junction between Maidencraig Crescent and S Groathill Ave. EH4 2BH

  • 19.2 miles
  • Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres), Hybrid (road tyres), eBike
  • 3 hr
  • Steady
  • Edinburgh
  • Adults 16+ only
  • Women only

Free, women-only bike rides led by experienced Breeze Champions. They are a great way to get started in cycling or to improve your skills, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned cyclist.

Starting point


This is offered as part of the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling.

From the meeting point the route follows the Blackhall path to Silverknowes then along the quiet streets through Barnton onto Cramond Brig then bear left taking the path beside the main road into Dalmeny village. From here take the zigzag path onto the old railway line path into South Queensferry and pass through the village to the coffee stop at The Railbridge Bistro.
The return is through Dalmeny estate back to Cramond Brig, then turn left onto Whitehouse Road and onto the seafront at Cramond and Silverknowes. At Gypsy Brae leave the front and head along a short section of West Shore Road to turn right towards Waterfront Avenue. A right turn then to take the path past the back of Morrisons petrol station, through the underpass and onto the path beside the W Granton Access road. Turn left onto the Telford path and continue back to the junction at Craigleith.

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Starting near Craigleith, the route heads west to South Queensferry passing through Dalmeny village, then loops back through the estate before returning along the seafronts at Cramond and Silverknowes.

The route is a mix of cycle and shared use paths, a few road sections that are mostly quiet, with the busiest part probably being through South Queensferry. There are some quite rough and stoney sections of path through the estate, that can be quite muddy if it's been raining, so not suitable for road bikes with skinny tyres. There are a few 'pulls up the hill' to be done, but there's also the same of descent!

There will be a coffee stop approximately halfway at The Railbridge Bistro and other short stops along the way to take in the views.

Helmets are strongly advised, wear clothing appropriate for the weather and it's always a good idea to bring waterproofs. Also bring a means of payment if you wish to buy a refreshment at the stop, bring spare inner tubes should the unthinkable happen and a bike lock if you have one.

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