The roads in Edinburgh are dreadful and it can be pretty treacherous as a cyclist, so this is a rare treat. An old railway tunnel and now part of Cycle Route 1, This is your exit ramp from Edinburgh to the beautiful coast of East Lothian. It goes on for freakin ages and there’s nothing like freewheeling at high speed through it on a sunny day, coming out the other end with Arthur’s Seat in view and the countryside ahead of you.
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Innocent Railway Tunnel, Innocent Railway, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Current city: Edinburgh
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Sister restaurant to Civerinos.
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My favourite bar in the city. It's filled with fish, beautiful cycling memorabilia and great bottled german beer. Conveniently a perfect sun-trap outside at five o'clock, the staff are really chilled and the locals are quiet characters. It's also worth checking out their sister bar, The Tourmalet, just off Leith Walk.
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There has been an increasing number of small galleries and artist-run spaces emerging in Edinburgh recently. Superclub is one that definitely stands out. It's housed in an old garage/tyre depot that has been converted into a gallery upstairs and studio spaces down below. They put on exhibitions, bands, films and all sorts of other fun stuff. It’s a really exciting place. My studio is here.
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A cracking wee bookshop. They have an excellent range of arts magazines, journals, books and zines.
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The Water of Leith Walkway runs all the way from Balerno - South-West of Edinburgh - to the port of Leith. It's a ribbon of green snaking right through the heart of the city, taking you right by the Modern galleries, Stockbridge, Dean Village and many other beautiful districts. Always quiet and tranquil, at any point of the journey you'd be forgiven for forgetting you're in the heart of a capital city.
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