To be a proper Edinburgh style festival, it has to be a city-wide event over at least a week, as a real showcase for all aspects of bicycle culture and the host city. Most Festivals of Cycling seem to revolve around the sports side of cycling, with a race or two, maybe a sportive and a family event tacked on the side. But there is so much more to riding bicycles than this! The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling isn’t just about a few cycle races and a closed road ride for families. It isn’t only about “Cyclists”, it’s about people who use or who would like to use a bicycle for what ever reason, therefore it does include a wide range of sporting, cultural and fun events, across the city.
The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling Ltd. is a not for profit social enterprise, run by a small group of people. Any profits made from running The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling will be distributed to Edinburgh based cycling organisations, which work to promote cycling as transport, sport or leisure activity, chosen by the Directors. The original idea for the Festival can be found here.