East Lothian by Bike

East Lothian has a great choice of cycle routes, ranging from coastal roads to railway paths connecting some of our towns and villages. We are committed to enhancing these routes, enabling more people to enjoy cycling for short, local journeys. For more information on how we aim to improve our active travel networks, you can review our latest Active Travel Improvement Plan


Plan your route

Our Let's Get Active leaflets provide details on the National Cycle Network in East Lothian, as well as core paths around our towns and villages: 

The Visit East Lothian website also offers a host of routes for all ages and abilities.


Go eBike

You can hire an electric bike from five different locations in East Lothian and explore your local area without breaking a sweat! 

This scheme offers access to over 20 e-bikes across stations in Musselburgh and Cockenzie. Locations of the e-bike hire stations can be found in this map.

Customers can register for a monthly or annual membership, or can pay per ride. For more information about the scheme, pricing and a station map, please visit https://goebike.uk/. You will also find information about how to register and use the e-bikes on the stations.

Members can also use the e-bikes located in Dalkeith, Stirling and Falkirk.

Report a damaged e-bike

If you identify a hire e-bike which seems to have been stolen or that is damaged or broken, please call the scheme operator Bewegen on 0800 3688093 to report it.


Bicycle security

You can help keep your bike safe by doing the following: 

  • buy a good quality bike lock - your local bike shop will offer advice on this
  • lock your bike to a secure object this is cemented to the ground
  • choose a location that is busy, well-lit and ideally covered by CCTV
  • secure the bike, as well as any removable parts, such as wheels
  • get your bike security marked, using Bike Register. This will help to identify your bike if it is recovered after being stolen. 
  • consider insuring your bike, by adding it to an existing home contents policy, or taking our standalone cover

East Lothian Cycle Forum

East Lothian Cycle Forum is a non-statutory group that includes members of the public, representatives of local and national cycle organisations and other interested parties, and is chaired by a locally elected councillor. The Forum, managed by ELC officers, meets three times a year to discuss cycling issues and related matters.

To get involved email roadservices@eastlothian.gov.uk

View notes from past Cycle Forum meetings