Hi, I am Alexis and I am a qualified Cycle Trainer. I trained with Cycling Scotland, I have Cycle Trainer Insurance with Cycling UK and I am a Volunteer Ride Leader for Belles on Bikes Edinburgh. I also hold a valid Outdoor First Aid Certificate.
- Bikeability Intructor trained up to Level 3 in schools
- Teaches ‘Learn then Ride’ sessions with Cycling UK
- Can provide 1:1 Adult Cycling Training to build confidence on roads and plan routes to work or for leisure cycling utilising the cycle path network.
I don’t operate a booking system for cycle training so please fill out the contact form with your preferred dates and the number of people in your group. I charge an hourly rate which is payable through PayPal.
Guided Cycle Routes
I have lived in Edinburgh for over 20 years. I first came here as a student and loved it so much I never left. Over the years I have explored many areas of the city on my bicycle and have built up a good knowledge of lots of interesting routes. I have listed my top 4 favourite routes below and for a small fee I would be pleased to guide you around these routes. Or any other routes you would be interested in.
I am not a tour guide or a historian but I can give you some local information on the best tourist sites to visit and recommend places for eating out to make the most of your stay in Edinburgh.
I don’t operate a booking system for the guided cycle routes so please fill out the contact form with your preferred dates and the number of people in your group. Payment will be made though PayPal in advance.
*Please note my routes are only suitable for those 14 years old and above. These routes are only available to those who have their own bikes or have hired a bike. I can provide recommendations of bike hire shops in Edinburgh.
Transport to Trail Centres
If you love cycling but don’t have a car and want to shred the trails then I can help you out. I have a Citroen Xara Picasso that can comfortably accommodate 3 passengers with kit and 3 bikes strapped securely on a Thule Towbar Rack.
I am based in Edinburgh so I can take you to the Pentland Hills for a blast on some local trails. I can also take you to Glentress, Innerleithen or any of the other 7Stanes trail centres in Scotland for the day. Please note that some locations might require an early start to take into account the travelling time to and from the venue.
During the months of June and July I will be operating a trial service of the ‘Glentress Bike Bus’ doing two return trips to Glentress in the Scottish Borders from Edinburgh most weekends.
With regards to the other 7Stanes trail centres I will offer a personal service of pick up/drop off from your home or chosen meeting point. I don’t operate an online booking system for this service so please fill out the contact form in order to enquire about availability and receive further information.
Route Planning, Luggage Transfer & Cycle Support
If you are planning a cycling trip and need some advice or assistance then I can help you out. I have over 20 years of route planning experience and I can provide a Garmin Edge Touring navigational aid with your route already mapped out for you. I have a vehicle and a towbar rack to transport your luggage to your accommodation if you would like to travel light or pick you and your bike up if you are tired or having a bad day.
I can also book your accommodation for you based on your budget and I can perform basic bike maintenance such as puncture repair on route. If you are having a more serious bike issue then I can locate the nearest bike shop and take you there.
I don’t operate a booking system for this service so please fill out the contact form in order to enquire about availability and receive further information.