We rode in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Aberdeen for #POP2017


Crowd setting off on the Fifth Pedal on Parliament

This year’s ride was the biggest ever – thanks to everyone who turned out and made it a huge success – we took POP national! With local elections right across Scotland we rode in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Aberdeen in 2017!

Cycling – making sense for Scotland

little boy pedalling on parliament

Little boy pedalling on parliament © Jon Davey Photography

Cycling should be the obvious solution for many of Scotland’s ills – as we have long said in our manifesto. Report after report after report has shown that cycling improves people’s health, cuts congestion, reduces pollution, boosts the economy, and generally provides returns on investment unparalleled by any other form of transport. But these benefits won’t come about just through a bit of training and encouragement. All the research shows that most people won’t cycle unless they have the conditions to do it in that are safe and, just as importantly, in which they feel safe – especially if they have a family. That takes real and sustained investment.

It can be done – but it takes political will. So far Scotland’s politicians have done the bare minimum to invest in cycling. We need you to come out and tell your elected representatives that’s not good enough. Together, let’s ask them to see sense and make Scotland a cycle friendly country. Find out more …. 

What we want

  1. Proper funding for cycling (5% of the transport budget & 10% for active travel overall).
  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

Find out more….

Graeme Obree

Graeme Obree addresses the crowd (in 2013) ©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, speaking at PoP 2013.

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Who are we?

Pedal on Parliament is a grass-roots group of people who want to see Scotland become a place where active travel is safe and enjoyable for everyone, whether they cycle or not.

We are supported by the Andrew Cyclist Charitable Trust, Spokes Lothian, GoBike! Strathclyde, CTC Scotland, Cycling Dumfries and the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain.

Find out more …


PoP 2014 © Chris Hill


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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Pedal on Parliament: That's Mr Beaumont to you

The first PoP (© Richard Cross)