Anthony Robson

http://www.lothianlife.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Anthony.jpg Anthony is the editor of online cycling magazine citycycling.co.uk. Enjoying most forms of cycling he does his daily work commute by bike, mountain bikes at the weekend, and fills other spare time renovating old bikes. Anthony is 30 and lives with his girlfriend Mel in Edinburgh, where he also works, but enjoys getting out of the city, especially by bike, but also in his pride and joy, a fun red Mini. At last check Anthony had three bikes (mountain bike, road bike, fixed wheel commuter), but this number is expected to increase with the addition of a garage to the household.
Articles by Anthony Robson:

Cycling the Lothian hills

If there’s one thing the Lothians have regarding cycling, it’s plenty of routes no matter what you’re looking for. It’s perhaps not so common for cyclists to search out hills, but there is a band, not unlike hillwalkers, that see the benefit both physically and mentally in taking on the behemoths and ascending the heights.

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How to Ride on a Pavement

I’m not about to tell you how you can ‘get away’ with riding on a pavement, but rather the times and places you are actually allowed to ride on pavements.

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Sunday Training Ride

It’s seven o’clock on a Sunday morning and while the majority of Edinburgh hasn’t even woken yet with a craving for bacon, eggs and fried bread I’m rolling away from home on a 30 mile training ride. Read the rest of this entry »

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How To Mend a Puncture

If there’s one maintenance skill that you’ll be glad you learned with your bike it’s how to fix a puncture. While some squidgy brakes or a rattling chain will normally last until you’re home, the chances are that sometime in your cycling life you’ll be stranded in the middle of nowhere (or at least a few miles from home) with a (pun warning) rather deflated feeling and absolutely no way of being able to ride any further.

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Top 5 Lothian Cycle Routes

As we move towards summer with the promise of some better weather (don’t laugh at the back there) I thought it might be time to dust off a few of the best cycle routes around the Lothians.

For each route I have included a link to a more detailed description together with a map and profile (featured on the VisitScotland, Edinburgh Bicycle or Citycycling websites). Read the rest of this entry »

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Extreme Cycling

A shopping centre might not seem like the most obvious place for an indoor extreme sports experience but, in the ocean terminal shopping centre in Leith, Edinburgh, a bmx and skate park has been developed which has been touted as the highest in the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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