Cycling in Midlothian

Cycling is one of the most affordable, environmentally-friendly, and healthiest ways of travelling. It can often be the quickest form of transport. Whether for commuting, leisure, or sport, cycling is an enjoyable activity that keeps you fit, gets you from A to B Quickly and cheaply and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Midlothian has many designated cycleways.

How to check your bike

Road cycling positions for leisure and commuting

This short video explains the two road positions for cyclists to adopt to stay safe and visible.

Cycling facts

  • Cycling is the third most popular recreational activity in the UK.
  • An estimated 3.1 million people ride a bicycle each month.
  • It is one of the easiest ways to fit exercise into your daily routine because it is also a form of transport.
  • Cycling is a low impact form of exercise, so it's easier on your joints than running or other high impact aerobic activities. But it still gets you in shape.
  • Cycling is good for the environment, helping reduce air and noise pollution and traffic congestion.