But I do ride my bike everywhere and strongly believe in the power of the bikeable style.
I think of my bike as my partner in crime. A Saracen from the late 80s, she loves to cycle up Broughton Street on those windy Scottish mornings and past the foxes on the trails in Leith and across the promenade in Portobello.
Owning a bike has changed my life and has made me appreciate Edinburgh (and my legs) in an entirely new way.
But for me, it isn’t just about riding my bike. I like talking to people about their adventures on their bike. I appreciate sharing clever cycling tips on surviving the cold wet winters. I could spend hours watching the cyclists of Edinburgh whizz by and I’m overwhelmed with admiration when folks pull off style and function on two wheels.
Bikeable Jo is a space for me to share some of the love with you and hopefully, you will share some back.
Thanks to Daniel Thornton from Alibi Pictures for the amazing photos.