Edinburgh has a strong community spirit, and a brilliant range of exciting local projects and places. We would love to SHARE and CELEBRATE these with you through guided cycling and walking tours!
#SpaceToSit Cycle and Walking Tours are a series of FREE guided tours around Edinburgh which will re-visit some of the community and creative projects which partnered with the #SpaceToSit project. A great way to meet people, go for an explore on foot or by bike around the city and listen to speakers about these exciting local projects and places.
Please note when signing up CYCLE TOUR will be 2pm-5pm on Weds 19 October (leaving Leamington Lift Bridge), and the WALKING tour is on Weds 12 October (leaving at Grove in the Park, at the East edge of Harrison Park where this meets Watson Crescent). Cycle tours will stop at and hear speakers from Fountainbridge Meanwhile project, St Margaret's House, Wauchope Community Garden, Summerhall, and the Rust Garden. Walking tours will stop at Harrison Park, the Rust Garden, Tollcross Primary School (Wikihouse), and Summerhall.
HERE+NOW has been working with the Fountainbridge Community to deliver a series of events in celebration of the final year of the Meanwhile Fountainbridge; The #SpaceToSit one-day Design+Build Hack coincided with the Fountainbridge Canal Festival on 18. June 2016. The result of this event was a collection of 11 beautifully crafted seats to bring the under-used public realm space at Meanwhile Fountainbridge to life.
For a month the seats encouraged people to walk or cycle through the area of the Meanwhile Project where they made the route feel more vital and ‘living’. The site of Fountainbridge Meanwhile Project is now to be developed and over the summer the HERE+NOW team have rehomed the seats to other community sites and creative projects around Edinburgh.
HERE+NOW and MYAdventure would like to invite you to #SpaceToSit Cycling and Walking Tours where we will visit and celebrate the local communities. We will cycle or walk to some of these community projects. Here we will experience the sites brought to life by a short talk from an invited speaker from the community group.
There will be a total of 3 tours, each on different Wednesday afternoon; one walking tour on 12th October and two cycle tours (5th and 19th October). The cycle tours will take approximately 3 hours, and the walking tour will be 2 hours all including a visit of 4 community projects and talks.
Don't have a bike? - That is no problem! MYAdventure will provide bikes and helmets (if desired) for all participants together with qualified cycle tour leaders!
What if the weather is bad on the day? - We are hoping for lovely clear Autumn days, but will let you know asap by email if the tours cannot go ahead for any reason. If it's just drizzly rain we will be going ahead and will have spare waterproofs with us if you need. However if it is heavier rain we will email you to let you know if we need to postpone.
We are looking forward to meeting you and celebrating the spirit of Edinburgh's local communities and exciting projects!
This event is sponsored by HERE+NOW, MYAdventure and 'On Foot by Bike' by Edinburgh Council.
WHEN SIGNING UP FOR THIS EVENT YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING WAIVER OF LIABILITY:
RIDERS UNDERTAKE THE TOUR AT THEIR OWN RISK. THE PARTICIPANT IS FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS WHILE ATTENDING THE EVENT AND DURING THE RIDE ITSELF. HERE+NOW AND MYADVENTURE DO NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACTIONS OF THE PARTICIPANT NOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF SUCH ACTIONS.
EVERY RIDER AFFIRMS THAT HE/SHE IS IN GOOD HEALTH AND KNOWS OF NO MEDICAL CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH WOULD IMPACT ABILITY TO RIDE / WALK.
THE PARTICIPANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY OF THE BIKE. HERE+NOW AND MYADVENTURE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE AND CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURIES AND/OR DAMAGES AS RESULTS OF ANY ACTION DURING THE EVENT.
WE WILL OFFER HELMETS TO ALL THOSE PARTICIPATING IN THE CYCLE TOUR.
IF THE PARTICIPANT BRINGS HIS/HER OWN BIKE THIS SHOULD BE FIT FOR CYCLING. IF HERE+NOW AND MYADVENTURE DON'T FIND THE CYCLE SUITABLE FOR THE RIDE, THE PARTICIPANT WILL BE ASKED TO RIDE ON A CYCLE PROVIDED BY MYADVENTURE.
YOU MUST OBEY THE HIGHWAY CODE. YOU ARE REQUESTED TO RIDE IN SINGLE FILE WHERE APPROPRIATE AND NO MORE THAN 2 ABREAST AT ANY TIME. PLEASE BE AWARE OF YOUR FELLOW CYCLISTS AND ANY OTHER TRAFFIC.
EACH PARTICIPANT WILL BE FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FEES OR COSTS INCURRED OR ARISING FROM AN ACCIDENT EITHER INVOLVING OR CAUSED BY THE RIDER.
IF A SITUATION ARISES WHERE YOU ARE NOT CAPABLE OF MAKING THE DECISION TO CALL THE EMERGENCY SERVICES, THE RIDER AGREES THAT A MEMBER OF HERE+NOW AND MYADVENTURE OR A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC MAY CALL FOR THEM.
ALL PARTICIPANTS ACCEPT THAT PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO FOR PUBLICITY PURPOSES MAY BE RECORDED AT THE EVENT. RIDERS ACCEPT THAT THIS MATERIAL MAY INCLUDE THEM AND THAT THEY GIVE PERMISSION FOR ITS PRINT OR ONLINE PUBLICATION.