THE new East Lothian cycle map produced by Spokes has been published.

Fully revised and updated, the map shows new cycle infrastructure and other developments across the area.

Local Spokes volunteers surveyed East Lothian and mapping was updated by a volunteer cartographer.

Major updates and improvements to the map include new housing developments, and contours and hill-shading so users can see hills at a glance.

The back of the map shows large-scale street maps of Musselburgh, Wallyford, Prestonpans, Cockenzie and Port Seton, Tranent, Haddington, North Berwick and Dunbar.

The map is available from bike shops, some bookshops and from Spokes, and costs £6.95.

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Members of Spokes visited East Lothian Council’s headquarters at John Muir House in Haddington to celebrate the arrival of the new map.

Also present were councillors John McMillan and Shona McIntosh, members of East Lothian Cycle Forum, and Chris Brace, of sustainable transport charity Sustrans Scotland.

Katharine Taylor, of Spokes, praised the volunteers involved.

She said: “This has been a great voluntary effort by local Spokes members and their friends.

“The new map will help residents and visitors find their way around the area in active and healthy ways, as well as showing new quiet routes and shortcuts they didn’t know existed.”

Mr McMillan, Provost of East Lothian, said: “East Lothian is a popular destination for cyclists and has featured in many elite cycling events taking on the challenge of the local hills in recent years.”

Mr Brace said of the map: “We hope it will inspire and encourage more people across East Lothian to leave the car at home and make healthier, happier and more sustainable choices.”