Pedal on Parliament: Sunday May 19th

The biggest ever demonstration to take place in the public arena outside the Scottish Parliament is back – Pedal on Parliament 2013

This is the biggest thing you can do in 2013. Be there!

Last year at the end of April, Scotland was rocked when up to three thousand people shut down central Edinburgh, riding between the Meadows and Parliament to ask the Scottish Government to get serious about cycling.

Just a couple of hundred were expected to attend, but it turned out to be the “biggest ever demonstration on any subject to take place in the public arena outside the Scottish Parliament”!

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This year, Pedal on Parliament will take place on closed roads and organisers expect to see an even greater number of families participating after several Edinburgh schools agreed to promote the event.

Formal feeder rides have been established to help get you to the event without hassle, and these are coming from as far away as Glasgow and Kirkaldy if you want to make a big day of it – otherwise there are plenty from different parts of the capital. So you don’t even need to worry about getting to the Meadows!

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Plenty of families in 2012 – more this year…
by Paul Morris, on Flickr

Taking part in the first Pedal on Parliament was a formative experience for me, one of the greatest things I’ve done in the twelve years I’ve been living in Edinburgh.

Fun, friendly, socially significant – and you’ll never see central Edinburgh in quite this way again.

Spread the word – Sunday May 19th. It’s a must for your diary.

Please see the official Pedal on Parliament website too.

Pedal on Parliament TRIUMPH!

“A credit to yourselves, a credit to this city” as Scotland’s cyclists storm Parliament… a historic day for cycle advocacy in Scotland, one it’s a privilege even to write about.

“A credit to yourselves, a credit to this city” as Scotland’s cyclists storm Parliament

Huge numbers shut down central Edinburgh as ordinary people from all walks of life demand radical change

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The afternoon of April 28th saw carnage in Edinburgh as a horde of cyclists, officially estimated at two to three thousand strong, rode from the Meadows to Parliament – demanding that the Scottish government implement a raft of measures to address the challenges facing cyclists and the country.

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