Thought I would just flag these family friendly/ kid-oriented events on this weekend. There may be more that I've not spotted - please add!
Sat 15th Cycle Speedway Taster Session for children. Children will be given expert coaching on how to ride Cycle Speedway bikes safely around the Redbraes Park cycle speedway track before having the opportunity to take part in some practice training races. There will also be demonstrations by riders from the Edinburgh Falcons Cycle Speedway Team and youth teams from Edinburgh schools. Bikes and helmets will be provided but long trousers (not too baggy), a long sleeved top and gloves are strongly recommended for riding on the blaze track. Children between the age of 10 and 16 accompanied by parent/responsible adult. Starts 10:00 Finish 16:00 (approx). Entry Free.
Sat 15th The SKELF Bike Skills Park Launch Day and BBQ – The SKELF is the cool new bike skills park planned in the centre of Edinburgh (at the Braidwoods between St Leonards and Dumbiedykes). This fun and informal launch event is a chance to find out more about the proposals and experience first-hand the Braidwood proto-trails (on a tandem MTB no less), listen to (possibly) shady music on Hubstep (pedal powered PA system), get your bike fixed, and maybe even eat from the BBQ. Starts 10:00 Finish 14:00 Free
Sunday 16th Morning: Ride Forth Road Bridge Unicycle Challenge join 10-year-old Brianna as she unicycles across the Forth Road Bridge over the Firth of Forth. Brianna is a Climate Justice Ambassador, she is doing this to raise money for planting 2,500 trees with Plant-for-the-Planet to combat the climate crisis and secure a future for her generation. Families welcome to cycle across with Brianna, on one wheel or two (but no tall bikes). Ride Starts 10.30, South Queensferry.
Sunday 16th Edinburgh’s Hills Ride: A 26 mile tour, taking in Calton Hill, Holyrood Park – circling Arthur’s Seat, Craigmillar Castle, Braid Hills, Easter Craiglockhart and Corstorphine Hills, and Ravelston Woods. The effort is rewarded by the commanding views over Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth. 2,900 feet of ascent and descent. Lead by Storybikes £20 (£15 Concession). Suitable for adults & older children. Starts 13:30, finish around 18:00. Book here.