Welcome to Hervélo
Scottish Cycling Club of the Year 2010, the year we formed.
We are a cycling club in the Edinburgh area which offers a wide range of rides for a wide range of abilities. We have over 70 members, over 90% of whom are women.
We encourage cycling at all levels, from easy leisure cycling on paths to racing. You'll see members in hervélo jerseys in races across Scotland, including downhill, cyclocross, hill climb and the occasional triathlon, as well as road events like sportives and charity rides.
Through our sponsor partners, we offer a range of support for members : bike maintenance sessions from Greasemonkey Cycles, spin classes at Lifescycle, and we visit Craigies Farm café and deli on many of our Skinnies rides for the essential café stop on the way home!
If you would like to join us in 2015, here is some guidance on the type of bike suitable for each ride.
Mudhoneys - for those who like getting dirty (and off track) on mountainbikes.
Skinnies - for the roadies among you (for road bikes and skinny tyres : hybrids not recommended). Early season easy Skinnies rides are 20/30 miles on flattish terrain. Intermediate rides are around 40/50 miles with hills. Longer rides are 50+ miles at a faster pace (14-16 mph), with fewer stops and breaks, particularly suitable for training for events (or the racers among you!). Hill training rides are shorter but involve several climbs.
Leisure rides - for those building their confidence/looking to commute and ready for rides around 10-20 miles, mostly on cycle paths and quiet roads, suitable for MTB and hybrid bikes, not well suited for road bikes/skinny tyres. We're looking for volunteers to be able to host these rides.
Trihoneys - for some occasional running, swimming and cycling
Rusties - for those who are finding their wheel for the first time
or revisiting them after a break, on traffic-free cycle paths, usually suitable for all bikes. Rides last around 1 hour, up to 10 miles.
Herrvélo - our men's section, for road/MTB rides and day trips
Check out What's On and come along for a ride!
A big thanks to our 2015 sponsors!
Craigies Farm Deli and Café
Rarely, some rides may have to be cancelled. For Wednesday Mudhoney rides, a decision on cancellation will be made by 1pm on each Wednesday, and this web page might have news of the cancellation, but please also check our facebook page. For Saturday or Sunday Skinny/Leisure/Rusty rides, a decision will be made an hour before the start time and a cancellation notice will be put on facebook.
Hervélo buffs now in stock!