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With over 600 members, Edinburgh RC is one of the biggest and most successful cycling clubs in the UK. We are involved in all types of cycling, including road, track , triathlon and mountain-biking. Joining the club is easy, and we welcome new members of all ages and ability. For younger riders, check out the Juniors section.

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THE JUNIOR TOUR OF IRELAND, a summary

THE JUNIOR TOUR OF IRELAND, a summary

You probably have already seen Alastair's reports for each stage of the 6 day, 6 stage Tour of...
Club TT 23rd July 2014

Club TT 23rd July 2014

A perfect evening for a TT and some fast times despite riders having traffic and horses to...
Altriman in the pyrenees

Altriman in the pyrenees

Altriman – the extreme long distance tri Every year I say never again and every year I...
Mersey Roads 24

Mersey Roads 24

340 (tandem stoker) miles racked up by the legend that is Edinburgh RC's George Berwick....
Scottish National 50-mile TT Champs 2014

Scottish National 50-mile TT Champs 2014

Don’t ask me why but couple of months ago I had decided that 50-mile TT champs is...
Junior Tour of Ireland - Day 6 --- the end :-)

Junior Tour of Ireland - Day 6 --- the end :-)

Last day, and the big race was to get to the post-race food first, and Rhys triumphed. Before...
Junior Tour of Ireland - Day 5

Junior Tour of Ireland - Day 5

Today's stage was the race's hill-top finish, up the encouragingly named Gallows Hill. ...
TdF at Minto Hotel 19th July

TdF at Minto Hotel 19th July

We have again booked the Minto Hotel (16-18 Minto St) to watch a Grand Tour stage. Come along to...
Junior Tour of Ireland - Day 4

Junior Tour of Ireland - Day 4

So, some of you may be wondering why all the updates from what appears to be a repetitive story.....
Junior Tour of Ireland - Day 3

Junior Tour of Ireland - Day 3

Guinness time... for the support team A warm day, with a long flat tail wind start, and then a...
Saltire 10TT Series - 16 July 2014

Saltire 10TT Series - 16 July 2014

Thanks to Rae & Eoghan for officiating, to Chris Allen for marshalling (again) and for...
Junior Tour of Ireland - Day 2

Junior Tour of Ireland - Day 2

Waiting for start of day 3, and we've learnt a few things already... These races are long. ...
Celtman 2014

Celtman 2014

I tried to tell Jane at Celtman last year that I didn’t want to do it again and that she...
A Day in the Lakes

A Day in the Lakes

Report from this triathlon a couple of weeks ago. It's a good one to do, very well organised,...
Saltire 10 TT Series - 9 July 2014

Saltire 10 TT Series - 9 July 2014

After 2 weeks at Kirkliston and week enforced absence, it was back to TRanent for the latest...
100 laps. In. One. Go.

100 laps. In. One. Go.

On the 26th and 27th July ERC juniors coach Andy Strathdee will attempt to cycle 100...
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What's on this week

Sat 26 Jul 2014

09:30RTTTRoad group rides

These are all comers rides also open to non club members and members of other clubs. (The 09:50 Development Ride is the only group with a designated run leader.) Edinburgh RC recommends that riders limit themselves to a maximum group size of 14. Larger groups should split - this allows for a more consistent training effort and safer riding. All runs start outside Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5BB - http://www.bing.com/maps/?lvl=15&where1=EH165BB,%20UK&FORM=MMREDR. There are ~ four groups, starting with the 09:30 (very popular with riders who favour the colour black & members of VC Edinburgh, Bicycleworks RT, Rapha, Velo Ecosse etc.) and getting progressively slower up to the 09:50 Development Ride. (If you get dropped don't worry - there should be a slower run coming along behind.) If the ride you choose is too slow, move up a group, don't make a road race out of it. Always ride safely and obey the Highway Code http://www.edinburghrc.co.uk/Safety The 9:50am Development Ride will be led by a run leader and is aimed at riders who are not used to riding in a group. If you plan to undertake this ride it is very important that you read the guidelines on the FAQ part of this website,This ride is NOT for complete novices and you must have a road worthy bike and be able to cover 40 miles plus at about 15 mph to take part. For more information about the Saturday runs, please see the FAQ page: http://www.edinburghrc.co.uk/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=264&cntnt01lang=en_UK&cntnt01pagelimit=10&cntnt01returnid=95 Please ride safely and predictably, with consideration for your fellow riders, and above all within the rules of the road. The club's reputation rests with all of us. Individuals take part in any group rides at their own risk. Edinburgh RC and its club members accept no responsibility for the safety of anyone participating in group rides, and no liability in the event of an accident.

10:00MTBMTB Pentlands Hills

Our weekly jaunt into our local playground. May be cancelled in bad weather, if in doubt phone before setting out. Leaders are assigned approximately quarterly in advance. Today should be: (TBA) Metcheck weather forecast for the Pentlands: http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/HOBBIES/cycling.asp?zipcode=EH13 Individuals take part in any group rides at their own risk. Edinburgh RC and its club members accept no responsibility for the safety of anyone participating in group rides, and no liability in the event of an accident.

Sun 27 Jul 2014

10:00RTTTRoad Ride

The ERC Sunday run leaves from the Tusitala Restaurant, 47 Buckstone Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 6QJ You can find the location here: http://tinyurl.com/bvpfzx6 The start time is the time the run leaves - so please aim to arrive at least 5 minutes ahead of that time. The Sunday run normally averages around 17 mph and is aimed at riders training to race or reasonably fit recreational cyclists. Riders are assumed to be self supporting and, while the group might have a cafe stop, this is not guaranteed, and riders should carry adequate food and drink. The group will always stop for punctures etc, and will aim to accommodate a reasonable range of abilities, but those significantly slower than the general pace of the group should be prepared to navigate their own way home. Routes vary from week to week, going East, South, or West, and usually sticking mostly to more minor roads. Distance varies according to season and weather, but is typically 50 to 70 miles, although shorter options are usually available. RUN PREPARATION Riding in a group has many advantages but it also places certain responsibilities on each rider. Punctures, mechanicals etc, whilst often bad luck, can be less of a trial if certain precautions are taken before the run Make sure your bike is safe - check your chain, brakes, wheels, rims and steering. Also ensure that nothing is loose (especially mudguards) or liable to fall off. Check your tyres - worn tyres are the single biggest preventable cause of punctures. Multiple punctures, apart from being a pain, won't endear you to other riders waiting for you on a cold day! Make sure you know how to fix a puncture - practice beforehand if you need to. EQUIPMENT REQUIRED You are likely to need the following equipment: * An appropriately serviced bike * At least one, but preferably two, spare inner tubes. * A working pump * Puncture repair kit - for those awful days when two tubes aren't enough. * Tyre levers * A multi tool - to adjust gears etc * Other optional tools e.g. chain breaker * Even in winter hydration is important, so each rider should carry a drinks bottle * Money - for the cafe stop * Waterproof * Solid carbohydrate source eg banana, raisins, jelly babies Individuals take part in any group rides at their own risk. Edinburgh RC and its club members accept no responsibility for the safety of anyone participating in group rides, and no liability in the event of an accident.

18:00TRITRI Swimming

We have the whole pool on Sunday evenings at Warrender in Marchmont, for the period between June 22nd and August 17th inclusive.
Cost is £18 for all-you-can-swim for 2 months (£22 for members who did not volunteer at an event or for swim sub collection last year), or £4 per session for drop-in and just £1 drop-in for Juniors. Yearly fees are £80/£100 for volunteers/non-volunteers.
For information on races, how to enter, how to get there, how to join the club and Triathlon Scotland just ask the coach or any other members - we are a friendly bunch.

Mon 28 Jul 2014

18:30ERCGo-ride Inch Park

19:00TRITRI Swimming

Coached swimming at the Portobello Baths. Beginners are very welcome to join the development lane for more specialised coaching.
Non-members are welcome to try out before they join the club. Cost is £18 for all-you-can-swim for 2 months (£22 for members who did not volunteer at an event or for swim sub collection last year), or £4 per session for drop-in and just £1 drop-in for Juniors. Annual fees are £80 if you volunteered last year or £100 otherwise.
We should all aim to get to the poolside at 6:55pm to start at 7pm sharp.
For information on races, how to enter, how to get there, how to join the club and Triathlon Scotland just ask the coach or any other members: we are a friendly bunch.

Tue 29 Jul 2014

20:30TRITRI Swimming

Location: EH11 2AL
Coached swim session - Beginners are very welcome to join the development lane for more specialised coaching.
Non-members are welcome to try out before they join the club. Cost is £18 for all-you-can-swim for 2 months (£22 for members who did not volunteer at an event or for swim sub collection last year), or £4 per session for drop-in and just £1 drop-in for Juniors. For information on races, how to enter, how to get there, how to join the club and Triathlon Scotland just ask the coach or any other members we are a friendly bunch.
Currently club swimmers park either in the surrounding side streets (if they can find a space) or in Somerfield car park (on Dalry road). The general consensus is that it isn't a problem parking there for 2 hours at that time of the evening. There is also railing space outside Dalry baths for locking bikes. I would advise getting there early the first week if you are driving.

Wed 30 Jul 2014

19:00RTTTSaltire 10 Club Confined TT Series

Edinburgh RC run weekly Wednesday night 10 mile club time trials from the start of May until the end of August. These events are a good introduction to racing for novices, and a popular training event for club riders in all disciplines, from mountain-biking to road and track. Please note that the Saltire 10TT events are only open to first claim ERC members. Full details on the club website: http://www.edinburghrc.co.uk/about/promotions/club-tt-series

19:00TRITRI Running

This is a tri-specific session suitable for all abilities, and lead by Alister Russell. Meet in the Meadows on the South side by the playground.

20:00TRITRI Swimming

Coached swim session - Beginners are very welcome to join the development lane for more specialised coaching.
Non-members are welcome to try out before they join the club. Cost is £18 for all-you-can-swim for 2 months (£22 for members who did not volunteer at an event or for swim sub collection last year), or £4 per session for drop-in and just £1 drop-in for Juniors. Yearly fees are £80/£100 for volunteers/non-volunteers.
For information on races, how to enter, how to get there, how to join the club and Triathlon Scotland just ask the coach or any other members - we are a friendly bunch.

Thu 31 Jul 2014

10:00RTTTRelaxed Road Ride

A more relaxed ride leaving Tusitala at 10am prompt. Following on from the success of the relaxed Sunday rides, a weekly ride for those who have the time midweek and need that extra bit of motivation that a group ride provides. Please come along and support this initiative starting from the Tusitala car park promptly at 10am. Gareth For further information email me - gareth312@gmail.com
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Meadowbank Track

ERC Awards List 2013

2013 Season Awards and Winners

Ingliston Crit Series

Ingliston criteriumEvent information and results for the popular ERC criterium series

ERC Sunday run

It's not all racing! Find out more about our regular social Sunday group rides

Women's racing

We have one of the biggest women's club memberships in the UK. Find out more about racing with the ERC women

Club Roll of Achievement

Notable performances recorded by ERC members

Road Safety

Guidance on riding safely with ERC

ERC Promotions

Find out more about the events promoted by ERC: Gifford Road Races, Ingliston Crit Series, Winter Duathlon Series, Tour of the Meldons, Ian McCulloch TT, Spring Classic APR, Eastern Promise RR, Edinburgh 48 Races, Alistair Lees MTB TT, Club TT Series, Glenkinchie TTT2, Lothian Flyer RR,
Field and Lawn - Marquee Hire UK
Bolland and Burke - Edinburgh Chartered Accountants
Martin Currie Charitable Foundation
The Bicycle Works
Alpine Bikes
Thanks to the club sponsors for their support
ERC is a Club Mark accredited club