The European Cycle Messenger Championships are coming to Scotland in 2012. In the year of the 200th birthday of Kirkpatrick MacMillan, the father of the bicycle, Edinburgh has been chosen to host the 17th ECMC, a spectacular urban cycling event which has been gathering force over the last two decades.
For the ECMC in Edinburgh we are planning – apart from the Main Package Race – a long weekend of track racing at the Meadowbank Velodrome, a Hill Sprint in Holyrood Park, an evening of Rollapaluza Roller Racing and a fistful of trick and fun events. The Clan, Scotland’s famous Cycle Stunt Team, will be on hand with their breathtaking interactive display show.
The ECMC is an open event, a celebration of the bicycle as a working tool, a simple means of transport, a health and fitness booster and ultimately a little piece of freedom in an increasingly congested urban environment. Anyone is welcome to attend or enter. Alongside current working messengers from across the globe there are ex-messengers, their families, keen cyclists and just about anyone who is interested to see what these people who are permanent fixtures in every major city in the world get up to on their days off. Come and join us for a weekend of fun and exhilaration in the stunning urban landscape of the beautiful City of Edinburgh.