Friday 7th June 2024 10:00am

Starting from - Meet on the Meadows by the Meadows Compass, where Middle Meadow Walk crosses North Meadow Walk. What3Words location ///twins.album.reduce. Ignore the postcode generated by the software – the middle of the Meadows doesn’t have a postcode!, EH3 9GE

This Edinburgh Breeze Ladies ride is open for anyone to join

  • 12.2 miles
  • Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres), Hybrid (road tyres), Road, eBike
  • 3 hr
  • Easygoing
  • 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 ride is offered as part of the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling.

We will ride from the Meadows through George Square and Southside to join Queen’s Drive in Holyrood Park just before Dynamic Earth. We then follow the park road, cycle around the side of the Parade Ground and exit Holyrood Park on to Royal Park Terrace, where we cut through housing to Lower London Road. We then either cross straight over London Road or, if the road is busy, go up to the traffic crossing, and make our way to Lochend Park and then join the Restalrig Railway Path. We follow this as far as Seafield Road, where we turn right and then head along the coastal path to Portobello Promenade, and then along the main road at Joppa to join the Brunstane Burn path. From here, we follow the Innocent Cycle Path through Magdalene Glen. We then have a couple of roads to reach the entrance to Duddingston Golf Course. After crossing the golf course on the path, it is only a short distance to our destination of Dr Neil’s Garden, where we will stop for refreshments and a wander around the gardens. After our stop, we cycle up Old Church Lane to Duddingston Low Road as far as the exit on to Holyrood Park Road. From here, we follow the cycle paths back to the Meadows.

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Starting from the Meadows, we will go through Holyrood Park, Lochend Park, Portobello promenade and Brunstane Burn before reaching Dr Neil’s Secret Garden in Duddingston. We will stop there for refreshments and a wander around the garden before returning to our starting point in The Meadows.

The route is mostly cycle / shared use paths, with a few short sections on roads and a short section of cobbles. The path surfaces are suitable for all tyre types. We will cross the busy London Road near Meadowbank, but we won’t need to cycle along London Road. There are some inclines, most notably when we leave Dr Neil’s Garden after our café stop, but no really steep hills.

We will stop at the Garden café in Dr Neil’s garden for refreshments and a wander around the garden.

Bring a payment card or cash if you wish to buy any refreshments at Dr Neil’s Garden. Also bring a spare inner tube if you have one, and plan a means of getting home in the event of mechanical breakdown. Helmets are strongly advised.

We never leave anyone behind


Who else is on this ride?

Ride leaders

Profile photo for Janette Dunn
  • Ride Leader

    Ride Leader
  • Breeze Champion

    Breeze Champion

Janette Dunn


  • Profile photo for Julie Matthews
    • Ride Leader

      Ride Leader
    • Breeze Champion

      Breeze Champion
    • Community Groups Volunteer

      Community Groups Volunteer
    Julie Matthews


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