Cycle clothing brand Rapha and Edinburgh cycle store Ronde are inviting cyclists in and around the Scottish capital tomorrow to celebrate the Tour of Flanders in style, with a two hour-plus ride followed by a screening of the race itself.
The ride, called the Ronde van Edinburgh, appropriately enough takes in the city’s cobbled climbs, and is due to start from Ronde, which is located at 66-68 Hamilton Place, Stockbridge at 9.30am.
After the ride, the café at Ronde will show the Tour of Flanders live on its big screen from 1pm, with admission restricted to 40 people only – tickets can be bought direct from Ronde.
Beer from Innis & Gunn and cheese from Iain Mellis will be available, and there will also be an opportunity to look through the Rapha Spring Summer 2012 collection.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.