Is it a Bike?  Is it a Raft?  Is it Boat?  No, it’s Akwakat!

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It’s early on a Friday morning; we wake up and anxiously check the weather.  Our planned outing on the canal will be so much better if the weather holds out. The forecast for the week was pretty bleak but today stood out as the brightest, driest day – unlike our first booking in April which … Read more…

One Day, One City – 3 Workouts : Yoga, Running and Spinning® our way across Edinburgh

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Last Saturday, the 4th of July, I woke up very excited and a little nervous to be trying Edinburgh’s first studio and outdoor based, cross-city workout event.    This trio of fitness activities (a kind of ‘Urban’ triathlon) would include an hour Vinyasa style yoga class at Meadowlark Yoga, a 5 mile run and a one … Read more…

Guest Blog:   Mariota of ‘M Massage’ prepares to Ride the North!

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In our running feature on fitness challenges, last week we featured a guest post from Kylie who is preparing for a second attempt of the extreme obstacle course – the Tough Mudder.   This time we’re hearing about a local Massage Therapist who is attempting not one but 2 cycling challenges!  Mariota is passionate about massage … Read more…

Guest Blog: My Return to Meadowbank Velodrome by John Gow

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This month we have an extra special Guest Blogger, my hubby!!  My husband has been a keen cyclist since the 80’s, competing on the road and even making the Scottish National Team for the track.  Living near Dundee, he only had access to a concrete velodrome so had to travel to Meadowbank in Edinburgh to … Read more…

CAR-FREE FUN – Granton Harbour to Queensferry to Inchcolm Abbey; by bike, boat and foot

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It’s amazing what you can squeeze into one day!!  Our ‘car-free’ day was a photographers delight so even if you don’t fancy the bike ride I’m sure the coastal views, bridges, boats, nature and wildlife will inspire you to check out even just a few segments of our epic day out! My Edinburgh ‘to-do’ list … Read more…

Sweaty Betty Roadshow comes to LifesCycle

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Sweaty Betty started in London with the aim to encourage more women into fitness by providing workout clothes that were both fashionable AND functional (no more stealing your boyfriend’s track bottoms and running shorts!!).  There’s nothing worse than going to workout and feeling uncomfortable in what you are wearing – too cold, too hot and … Read more…

Guest Blog: ‘Eat Minus Wheat’ checks out Gluten Free options at Ronde Bicycle Outfitters, by M. Munro

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This month’s Guest Blog is from an Edinburgh blog I’ve just recently come across, ‘Eat Minus Wheat’. Cutting out one of the most widely used ingredients – gluten – from your diet can be frustrating and challenging, but following a gluten-free lifestyle shouldn’t mean you have to give up the things you love. Melissa shares … Read more…

Guest Blog: A Glimpse of Edinburgh’s Many Faces by Bike Path; By Claire Connachan

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This month’s guest blogger is Claire of  ‘Claire Cycles  – Adventures of an Edinburgh pootler’.  A convert to the world of the bicycle for commuting, utility and leisure, she’s been cycling around the city for just under two years and is keen to encourage more people to jump on their bikes. Claire took advantage of … Read more…

Guest Blog….. Winter Cycling tips from Pedal Forth

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Whether you’re a ‘fair-weather cyclist’ (like me) or if you brave the weather and ride all year ‘round, you still need to prepare your bike for winter storage or winter riding.  Since I’m not an expert, the guys from Pedal Forth in Leith have been kind enough to give us some tips to get you … Read more…

LifesCycle – ‘Your Body, Your Bike’

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Happy 4th Birthday to My Favourite Place to Get Fit in Edinburgh I’ve tried to write this blog a hundred times but each time I get stumped.  How can I possibly do justice to this amazing place and the fantastic people that run it, work there and attend the classes?  But as this weekend saw … Read more…