We are an Edinburgh based group who enjoy cycling in the countryside


Welcome to Mellow Velo

Cycling for leisure and pleasure

Mellow Velo is an informal group of cyclists who enjoy cycling in the countryside in their leisure time. We organise day and weekend trips to share this pleasure with others. Most rides start from railway stations but we share cars or hire a van where no train service is available.

At the end of a great weekend trip

Most of us are based in the Edinburgh area but the cycle rides can be anywhere in Scotland or Northern England. Rides vary from 30-50 miles a day (averaging 40) with café and sightseeing stops. Accommodation is in Hostels or B & Bs.

The pace is relaxed – we are not a racing club! In fact we are not a formal club at all, although many of us are also members of organisations such as Spokes or the CTC. The rides are open to everyone, contact the organiser to book.

Mellow Velo has a new email group.

Mellow Velo has now moved its email list to groups.io. To join, click on the 'find/create group' button, then type 'Mellowvelo' into the search box and click on the mellowvelo link that appears. Click on the 'join group' button and follow instructions from there.

If you are unable to access the group or have any other relevant query please contact us on:

Mellow Velo is on Facebook

We have a community page that is open to all and a group page that you have to apply to join and be logged in (to facebook) to see.

Mellow Velo has a Friends' Section.

To join the Friends' section you must first Register and you must have been on at least one ride. You will be able to see the membership list and post notices onto this section of the site. There is now also a paypal facility.

Please note that we are not a travel organisation and everyone is responsible for their own safety: see 'Arrangements' and 'Disclaimer'.

Next Ride

15th-16th August 2020
Perth to Birnam loop

Subject to any Covid-19 restrictions.

Latest News

In view of the latest Covid-19 restrictions the North Pennines ride has been rescheduled for 31st July 2021.

The Yorkshire Wolds ride will be postponed until September or later.

The Kirkcudbright ride has been postponed until May 2021.

The Three Parks Day Ride has been postponed until later in the year.

Inaugural ride cancelled.

Do keep in touch via email, groups.io, or the FB page.


We have moved our email list from Yahoo group to groups.io

2020 Programme released.



Reports for:

Caerlaverock Weekend

East Fife

night skies at Kielder

Craigie Farm

Kiltyrie & Loch Tay

North Pennines

Kirk Yetholm

Inverness to Dyce

Maytime in Angus

Vale of Leven to Stirling

Inaugural ride





Friends' Area