PoP 2014 – We’re On!

Gather at the Meadows in Edinburgh for a 12 noon start on Saturday the 26th April 2014

PoP 2014

Last year 4000 of us pedalled on the Scottish Parliament to tell our politicians we want a cycle-friendly Scotland. Since then, although there have been some changes, Scotland is a long way away from achieving that – so we’re doing it again

2014 is the year Scotland decides its future, but whatever the outcome of September’s vote, we already know what kind of Scotland we want to see. We want to see a place where everyone – young or old, male or female, able-bodied or not – has the freedom to get about by bike if they want to. And by doing so we believe that we will make Scotland a healthier, wealthier, and above all happier place.

We need you to join us to add your voice in support of our manifesto for a cycle-friendly Scotland

We need your help

We’ll also need help spreading the word, and organising the event. Can you become one of our regional organisers? Can you help leaflet or put posters up in your area? Could you be a volunteer marshal on the day? Could you lead a ride in from outwith Edinburgh into the Meadows for the start? Could you lend someone a bike? If so, please let us know.

But above all, we need you turn up – and you don’t even need a bike. In fact we welcome people on foot as well as on wheels

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What we want

  1. Proper funding for cycling.
  2. Design cycling into Scotland’s roads.
  3. Slower speeds where people live, work and play
  4. Integrate cycling into local transport strategies
  5. Improved road traffic law and enforcement
  6. Reduce the risk of HGVs to cyclists and pedestrians
  7. A strategic and joined-up programme of road user training
  8. Improved statistics supporting decision-making and policy

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Graeme Obree

Graeme Obree addresses the crowd ©Ros Gasson, Photography Scotland

“I come here to enlighten our politicians that we’re not asking for spending here, but an investment, where young people can cycle freely and without fear. We want a network from our homes to our workplaces, our shops, and schools and everywhere we want to go. It’s an investment in the health of the nation.”  - Graeme Obree

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Just a ‘wee protest’ then? (© Richard Cross)
Pedal on Parliament: That's Mr Beaumont to you

Who are we?

Pedal on Parliament is a grass-roots group of cyclists of all kinds who want to see Scotland become a place where everyone can cycle safely and enjoyably. We are supported by the Andrew Cyclist Charitable Trust, Spokes Lothian, GoBike Glasgow, CTC Scotland, Cycling Dumfries and the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain.

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Ian and I remain committed to working with others to make cycling in Scotland safer for all ages and abilities and we strongly support the aims of the Pedal on Parliament team and will work with them to help achieve their aims. 

We are delighted to support Pedal on Parliament Scotland 2014. The turnout at PoP in 2012 and 2013 was incredible and we will be doing all we can to encourage even more people to show their support too and join the ride.  I’ve broken my wrist so won’t be cycling but will be walking the route and will be on the look out for like minded folk to walk with me!

- Lynne McNicoll, the step-mother of Andrew McNicoll and founder of the Andrew Cyclist Charitable Trust

 

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