Transport & Parking


Regular cycling can improve your health, save you money and reduce your environmental impact.

To support and encourage cycling the University offers cycle training, bike maintenance courses, a bike to work scheme, interest free bike loans and Doctor Bike sessions. The University also offers a range of cycle parking across the sites as well as discounts in local bike shops.

The University and a number of organisations throughout the city work together to ensure that cycling is an attractive, safe and secure option for many journeys.

Cycling routes 

There is a network of on and off road cycle routes in Edinburgh and throughout Scotland. Maximise your enjoyment of cycling by spending some time planning your cycle route.

Spokes maps

Spokes - The Lothian Cycle Campaign, provide some of the most detailed and up to date maps of the whole of the Lothians. Individual maps for Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian and Midlothian are published.

Online cycle journey planners

The CycleStreets journey planner and the City of Edinburgh Council cycle maps provide excellent information for route planning.

Below are links to cycling organisations who provide information on cycling and cycle routes.

The Bike Station

Cycling Edinburgh

Cycling Scotland


CTC - UK National Cyclist's Organisation

Taking a bike on public transport 

Traveline Scotland provide a list of public transport services that will carry your bike in Scotland:

Information on whether a train or bus company will carry a bike on public transport is also available from public transport operator websites.