Add news
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020
News Every Day |

Midlothian Mapped

The whole of Midlothian has been surveyed by Spokes local volunteers for the 5th edition of our highly praised Midlothian Cycle Map – completely revised and updated by a skilled volunteer Spokes member cartographer.

Also used by walkers, the map is invaluable for everyone seeking safe routes to shops, work or school and for leisure route planning – and for other imaginative purposes!

The 5th edition includes exciting and valuable new features, including…

  • Midlothian’s many new housing developments
  • Contours and shading, to identify gradients and hills
  • Revised and updated visitor and leisure destinations text and pictures
  • Printed on water and tear-resistant ‘paper’ (a recyclable polythene)
Extract from the main map [click to see extract more clearly]
Extract from the reverse side [click] – which includes detailed town maps and info on leisure and tourist sites of interest

Spokes maps of Edinburgh and the Lothians have now sold over 140,000 copies since the first Edinburgh edition. This is no surprise, given the high praise they receive…

  • Your maps are invaluable and the detail amazing, far better than any other commercially available maps
  • After years with online maps, was surprised how much I preferred a real one
  • Just bought my first Spokes map- what a terrific buy!

Speaking of the new map, Provost Colin Smaill of Midlothian Council said…

  • These routes act as a thread connecting so many sites of architectural and landscape interest, so that anyone with a bicycle has dividends ahead in terms of local knowledge, as well as physical fitness
With Midlothian Council finely balanced between Labour, Conservative and SNP, we were delighted that councillors from each party came together to launch the new map! – Cllr John Hackett (Lab), Provost Colin Smaill (Con) and Cllr Colin Cassidy (SNP). Accompanied by Spokes member Audrey, representing the female sex and the younger generation! Big thanks to Spokes Dalkeith for organising the launch event.

In addition to Midlothian Council, the map was also supported by SEStran Regional Transport Partnership and Sustrans Scotland. SEStran is soon to launch a Midlothian e-bike hire scheme, GO e-bike, and important Sustrans NCN routes run through the Council’s area.

There’s a great article about the map in Midlothian View.

Special Offers [end 31 October]

The map sells in local bike shops at the excellent normal price of £6.95.

However, until 31 October you can also order direct from Spokes at the following special prices…

  • Single copies (or up to 5 copies) £6 each including postage. To order 1-5 copies, email
  • Order 6 copies for £27. Perfect to resell at your workplace, school or amongst friends and relations – give them a cheap price or raise cash for a charity. To order 6 or more copies, email

Help us promote the Midlothian map – and other Spokes maps

  • If you find a local bike shop that is sold out of the Midlothian map, or a shop that would like to stock this or other Spokes maps, email
  • Retweet our tweet about the map or like/share our facebook article
  • Find out more about Spokes maps on our maps page.

Read also

10 things in tech you need to know today

Today’s best deals: 23¢ face masks, stunning 75″ Samsung 4K TV, $7 Kasa smart plugs, Gillette deals, big Purell sale, more

JPMorgan & top global banks moved trillions in dirty money for oligarchs & criminal networks - ICIJ report

News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here