Sciennes celebrates Bike Week with Ride to School Days on 19th May and 16th June

To celebrate Bike Week 2017 we are organising two Ride to School Days on Friday 19th May and Friday 16th June.

The route is the same as usual. We leave from King’s Buildings at 8.15 and cycle along Mayfield Road, Causewayside and turn left into Sciennes House Place. Qualified ride leaders accompany the ride. You are welcome to join us from side streets along the way.

Let’s aim for a great turnout! Our closed road at Sciennes should make it much easier to cycle along Sciennes Road and straight into the playground.

If you have never had the opportunity to ride with us before check out previous rides on our blog 

Scooter Bikes Available

We have a selection of small scooter bikes which are ideal for learning to ride a bike. These are suitable for P1, P2 and pre-school children and are absolutely free. They will be available to collect in the playground at ‘home’ time tomorrow. 

Spokes have produced an excellent fact sheet on “How to get your Child Cycling” which can be found at

Sciennes – SKELF Bike Park Open Day – Tomorrow Sunday 19th 10.00am-7.00pm All Welcome.

SKELF Bike Park Open Day!

As part of the annual Edinburgh Festival of Cycling the SKELF Bike Park is having their annual Open Day!

Come along, say hello, find out about this great project, and most importantly have fun!
All welcome!

What’s Happening:

  • Test your skills on our awesome timber pump track (all bikes/helmets etc laid on)!
  • Have a bite to eat at the BBQ (donations welcome)
  • Find out about the plans for the Bike Park
  • Try your luck on the ‘Wheel of Fortune’ (prizes…)
  • Learn bushcraft skills
  • Learn about the site with our heritage & geology tours
  • Bag yourself a signed copies of Chris Hoy’s latest book and other bike goodies at the charity auction.
  • Treat your ears to live music from around the world

Sunday 19th June, 10am – 7pm

The SKELF Bike Park, opposite the Crags Sports Centre, 10 Bowmont Place, EH8 9RY

More Info:
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Sciennes P5B Cycle Outing to Bingham

Great time had by all on Ms Owen’s Golden Time cycling treat despite cold and damp weather. total distance travelled – 6.4 miles and the second half was mostly uphill. Some great cyclists in P5B. Looking forward to seeing them tackling and completing Bikeability 2 in August/September. Thank you to all helpers. 

Jackson pretending to be the Queen. Not quite there with the wave Jackson – too much movement but good attempt.