Saturday 26 April 2014
11:30 for noon start.
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The Meadows, Edinburgh. Gather at 11:30am for noon start.
What is this about?
The third of our mass bike rides on Holyrood – and a fun day out for cyclists and those who’d like to cycle of all ages and all persuasions. Although we’re making a serious point about making cycling safer and easier, the day itself will be light-hearted. The pace will be slow and easy for people to keep up – however little their legs may be. See also THE MANIFESTO
April this year will once again see Edinburgh’s streets taken over by a colourful mass of cyclists of all shapes and sizes calling for a cycle-friendly Scotland.
Pedal on Parliament, the grass-roots organisation which brought 4000 demonstrators to Holyrood last year, from children on balance bikes to champion cyclist Graeme Obree, have announced their third mass protest ride on the Scottish Parliament on Saturday the 26th of April.
People will be gathering at noon at the Meadows for a minute’s silence to remember those killed on Scotland’s roads and then riding down the Royal Mile to call on politicians to support the PoP manifesto for safer cycling.
This will be a light-hearted occasion, but with a serious purpose.
Last year saw 12 cyclists killed in Scotland, the highest number for several years, and 2014 has already seen two cyclists die.
Meanwhile the latest census figures show that the Scottish government is far behind on its target to see 10% of journeys by bike by 2020 – in the last decade, the percentage commuting to work by bike has risen only 0.1% to 1.6%.
The organisers believe that without real and sustained investment in cycling and roads designed to accommodate people of all ages and abilities, then these figures will not improve.
Organised by the grass-root campaign group Pedal on Parliament.
Photos from previous events: PoPScotland on Flickr
Other direct actions: DIRECT ACTIONS
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