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Edinburgh to get miles of new bike lanes

52 miles of new bike lanes are due to be added to Edinburgh over the next five years, adding to the already existing 131 miles of paths and 22 miles of Travelling Safely routes that cover the city.  Among the new routes, Meadows to George Street is planned to go from Teviot Place to George […]

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Felicity Cloake’s ‘One More Croissant for the Road’

Whilst sleet batters against the flimsy window of my bedroom, I sit under a duvet, blanket and hot water bag in an effort to revive my icy toes. Good ole’ Edinburgh winters. I’m not exactly the type to tackle things by halves, and neither is the author of the book perched before me. Unlike my […]

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Roglic claims second successive Vuelta a España

Primoz Roglic has won La Vuelta a España, claiming his second Grand Tour victory, and redeeming himself after dramatically falling short in the Tour de France. Roglic, who won the first stage to take the leader’s red jersey, led for much of the race, and this victory confirms his place amongst one of the strongest […]

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Geoghegan Hart claims suprise Giro win

Tao Geoghegan Hart claimed an unexpected victory in the Giro d’Italia, making him the most successful Scottish cyclist since Pippa York. Geoghegan Hart, riding for Ineos Grenadiers, came to Italy to ride in support of Geraint Thomas, and was not considered among the favourites when the race began. But after his team leader suffered a […]

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DCMS report raises serious questions for Wiggins and Team Sky

This week has been a chastening one for Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky, but also for British sports fans. Following the publication of the Digital Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee’s report, which revealed Team Sky’s legal use of drugs for supposedly performance-enhancing purposes, fans could have been forgiven for feeling a little cheated. This […]

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Netball club see mixed results in this week’s sports round-up

The Edinburgh University Basketball Club’s Men’s 1s won 68-60 against the University of Glasgow this week, but the Women’s 1s succumbed 82-49 to Northumbria. The Men’s 2s lost 76-68 to Dundee University in the opening round of the Scottish Conference Cup, while the Women’s 2s lost 44-33 against Robert Gordon University. The Edinburgh University Women’s […]

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Skinner inspires the next generation of Olympic cyclists

By Callum Skinner’s own admission, he has come full circle. Having basked in the acclaim of an adoring Edinburgh crowd up on the podium in Festival Square last week, it was hard for the 24-year-old not to recollect memories of eight years earlier when he stood and watched his idol Sir Chris Hoy lap up […]

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TFL pull out of hosting Tour De France start at the eleventh hour

Transport for London (TFL)’s decision to pull out of hosting the start of the 2017 Tour de France is both a short-sighted decision and a missed opportunity. Last week, organisers were left bemused and angry after the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, performed a dramatic u-turn over concerns about the cost of staging the event. […]