As you are probably aware, Princes Street has re-opened to traffic, so this is the first street in the city where cyclists will encounter tram lines.
Cycling on and around tram tracks can take some getting used to, needing special techniques to avoid getting your wheel stuck in the grooves. Although a bit tricky, with the potential to fall off if you get your wheel stuck, cities such as Amsterdam, San Francisco and Munich have trams AND high levels of cycling.
With Princes Street already open and more tracks being rolled out over the next year, tram tracks will be a permanent feature in Edinburgh from now on, so the Bike Station and TIE are holding a cycle training event on Princes Street for cyclists to come and try cycling around tram tracks in relative safety and under the expert tutelage of qualified cycle trainers. Cyclists will be able to cycle in a coned-off, traffic-free part of Princes Street as well as in the traffic, which should be quiter on a Sunday.
Date: Sunday 13th December
Time: 11am - 2pm
Location: come to Castle Street