Social Cycle

University of Edinburgh staff and students are invited to come along for a feel-good social bike ride to boost your well-being, mood and fit in some fun physical exercise!

These rides are open to a range of cycling abilities and are aimed at those hoping to build confidence and meet fellow cyclists, however, you must be able to safely cycle in traffic. Cycle routes will vary including off-road paths and cycle lanes around Edinburgh, short routes around the meadows, the canal path and the innocent railway path. 


  • Meeting Point Location: Wellbeing Hub, Bristo Square 
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  • Booking will be available from Monday 7 May.
  • All sessions need to be pre-booked and you will need to have a MyEd account to book.

Feel Good Social Cycles

Date Time Location  
Wednesday 29 May 12:30 - 13:15 Starting at Wellbeing Hub, Bristo Square Book via MyEd
Wednesday 26 June 12:30 - 13:15 Starting at Wellbeing Hub, Bristo Square Book via MyEd
Wednesday 31 July 12:30 - 13:15 Starting at Wellbeing Hub, Bristo Square Book via MyEd


Want to borrow a bike and helmet? Please email the Campus Cycling Officer at

Book one of  our Feel Good Social Cycles 

Event Requirements

  • This is a beginner-level cycle ride, but you must be able to safely cycle in traffic or have completed Level 1 and 2 of cycle training.
  • All riders must show respect to other road users and follow the Highway Code.
  • Helmets are required.
  • If you are bringing your bike, please ensure its road safe.

What to Wear and Bring

  • Wear whatever you feel comfortable in, avoid loose and baggy clothing that could get caught in the chain.
  • Please check the forecast ahead of the ride and wear appropriate clothing for the weather.
  • Bring snacks and water for the ride – ensure you have enough food to sustain you for the whole duration of the event.
  • Any medication you might need for the session, e.g. Asthma medication.
  • Bring sunscreen if the weather is hot and sunny.

What are the Benefits of Cycling?

Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that has many health, fitness, well-being and environmental benefits. Getting some fresh air and going for a cycle can contribute to boosting your self-esteem, boosting your mood and reducing your anxiety. Having the chance to get out in nature on one of our social cycle rides can contribute to a greener planet, increase your fitness and allow you to meet other like-minded people.


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