April 2015

Cycle-Pathic: Cyclists gearing up for Pedal on Parliament 2015

Evening News Fatal crash bike rolled out for road safety rally

STV Thousands turn out for fourth Pedal on Parliament

BBC News Thousands take part in Pedal on Parliament in Edinburgh

Evening News Thousands of cyclists in Scottish Parliament protest

Herald Checklist: 10 things to do this weekend

Edinburgh Reporter Pedal on Parliament 2015

Friday/Saturday/Sunday 25/26/27 April 2014

The Herald Thousands cycle to Holyrood calling for bicycle safe roads

BBC Saturday Evening News  Headline Item

BBC  Thousands take part in Pedal on Parliament

Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday  Cyclists campaign for safer roads at parliament

Sunday Post Cyclists campaign for safer roads

The Courier Cyclists campaign for safer roads

STV Monday Pedal on Parliament cycled to another successful event at the weekend

STV Saturday Bikers cycle to holyrood for pedal on parliament campaign

STV Friday Transport minister to ‘face critics’ at Pedal on Parliament 

Edinburgh Reporter Pedal on Parliament 2014

Broughton Spurtle Pedal on Parliament in Pictures

Delhi Daily News Thousands cycle to Scottish parliament 


Friday 24th May 2013

The Guardian Why we pedalled on the Scottish parliament

Wednesday 22nd May 2013

The Herald Case for cycling

Monday 20th May 2013

Herald Pedal power lobby team calls for safer roads for cyclists

The Scotsman Cyclists use pedal power to make point

Edinburgh Reporter POP2 once more

The Times (Scottish edition) Picture on front page, story on page nine. Thousands take call for cycle safety to Holyrood

The Sun (Scottish edition) Cyclists in safety cash plea at Parly

The Daily Record Big push for pedal power

Edinburgh Evening News EdinburghSketcher captures Pedal on Parliament 2013

Road CC “We’re everyone” – thousands descend on Holyrood for second Pedal on Parliament ride

Transport Research News Scottish cyclists in Pedal on Parliament campaign

The Metro

Third Force News Thousands of cyclists descend on parliament

Sunday 19th May 2013

Herald Graeme Obree leads 4000-strong Holyrood cycle campaign

STV Sir Chris Hoy gives backing to cyclists campaigning for safer roads

BBC News Scotland Pedal on Parliament: Cyclists demand better deal

STV Pedal on Parliament’s organiser wants action for cyclists

STV Edinburgh Scottish Government on cycling and Pedal on Parliament

Edinburgh Reporter Pedal on Parliament – time lapse…

Edinburgh Reporter Pedal on Parliament 2 live coverage as it happens.

Edinburgh Reporter Road closures for Pedal on Parliament 19 May

Bike Biz Sir Chris Hoy urges cyclists to Pedal on Parliament

Paisley Daily Express Cyclists demand increased funding

Saturday 18th May 2013

The Herald Back to basics if we are all to get on our bikes

Road CC Pedal on Parliament 2 on Sunday aims to bring thousands of cyclists out in protest

Edinburgh Reporter Five things you need to know today

The Herald Police are appealing for witnesses to another cycling fatality on Scotland’s roads as up to 3000 people prepare to take to two wheels to demonstrate at Holyrood for safer conditions for those who travel by bicycle.

Friday 17th May 2013

BBC News Scotland Hoy backs Scottish parliament cycling demonstration

The Herald Families of cyclists killed on roads join campaign

STV Edinburgh Chris Hoy sends support to protesters campaigning for safer cycling

The Scotsman Cycle of life

The Herald Cyclists are a not a minority of cranks. We represent everyone

Edinburgh Evening News Audrey family to lead Pedal on Parliament

The Courier Saddle up: cyclists urged to Pedal on Parliament

Thursday 16th May 2013

Deadline News Family of Audrey Fyfe to lead 3,000-strong ‘Pedal on Parliament’

The Scotsman Pedal on Parliament bid to improve cycle safety

Edinburgh Evening News Kim Harding: Hope for cycling protest

Edinburgh Reporter interviews Kim Harding: Pedal on Parliament 2: Sunday 19th May

Monday 13th May 2013

Bike Radar covers the event: Scottish Cyclists Urged to Join Campaign for Safer Roads

Saturday 27th April 2013

Coverage of Graeme Obree joining Pedal on Parliament from, The Herald, the Edinburgh Reporter and Bike Biz, while The Scotsman includes POP as part of the Scottish ‘cycling season’.

Monday 22nd April 2013

The Holyrood Magazine on Pedal on Parliament, CAPS and declining car travel: On Your Bike

Thursday 18th April 2013

The Edinburgh Reporter asks Sir Chris Hoy on his retirement if he’ll be coming to POP “If I am around in May I would love to. It is a great campaign which I have supported in the past with messages of support.” Sir Chris Hoy announces his retirement

Monday 21st January 2013

The Scotsman reported on the launch Cyclists take message to Holyrood also covered the launch, with a couple of videos from the last POP: Scottish Cyclists to repeat Pedal on Parliament ride

Sunday 20th January 2013

The Edinburgh Reporter Pedal on Parliament 2 will be launched today – and a report on the launch too Pedal on Parliament launch

Saturday 19th January 2013

STV Local breaks news of the launch Family of tragic cyclist gearing up for the return of Pedal on Parliament

Sunday 11 November 2012

The Herald Worrying rise in cyclists injured on Scotland’s roads

Monday 1st October 2012

The Southern Reporter Campaigners pile on the pressure to ensure golden legacy for cycling in Borders.

Saturday 29th September 2012 Dave Brennan is interview on Radio Scotland’s Out of Doors show about the evidence on the draft budget he gave at the Scottish Parliament’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee (link to follow).

Wednesday 19th September 2012

The Edinburgh Reporter reported Sally’s trip to London as Pedal on Parliament campaigner shortlisted for award.

Thursday 13th September 2012

STV Local on why Edinburgh should take cycling infrastructure seriously and our Pedal on Postbox campaign.

Monday 3rd September 2012

The Herald announces that the City of Edinburgh Council are going to follow up our suggestion to create a new cycle network to be named after Sir Chris Hoy.

Monday 13th August 2012

Edinburgh Evening News follows up on our proposal for cycle infrastructure on Leith Walk by asking Which is the right path to get people pedalling?

Thursday 9th August 2012

Edinburgh Evening News picks up on our proposal for a Sir Chris Hoy Cycle Network – starting with Leith Walk

Sunday 1st July 2012

Unchained Mag. the co-founder and editor writes about her experience of the Pedal on Parliament ride.

Friday 11th May 2012

STV Local covering our meeting with Keith Brown:  Cycle safety campaigners secure meeting with transport minister.

Wednesday 2nd May 2012

The Herald columnist Alan Taylor mentions Pedal on Parliament: Quick, get on your bike and save yourself

Tuesday 1st May 2012

STV Local outdoes itself with a video and article: How thousands of cyclists rode on Holyrood to reclaim the roads, a map of crash locations and a gallery of photos from the day.

Sunday 29th April 2012

The Edinburgh Reporter: 3000 cycle for Pedal on Parliament – brief summary but includes some of the tweets, pictures and videos from the day

Sunday Herald: brief news item: Pedallers make plea

Scotland on Sunday: picture and brief caption (can’t find online):

Saturday 28th April 2012

BBC Scotland: still sticking with their estimate (lower than the police’s) of 2000: Cyclists ride on capital calling for safer roads

STV Local: minister defending budget as people mass at the meadow: Cyclists in mass rally to campaign for more investment and safer roads

The Times: covering both the London Big Ride and Pedal on Parliament: 10,000 pedal for action in biggest bike protest

Herald reporting on the ride: Hoy and Obree back bid for safer cycling

The Scotsman: written before the ride actually happened: Brown backs cycle group campaign

Friday 27th April 2012

STV Local Lynne McNicoll on why she’s focusing on road safety: Tragic cyclist’s family backs Pedal on Parliament

The Scotsman talked to Kim, Sara and Dave Brennan: Pedal on Parliament: Introducing the campaign for safer cycling

Thursday 26th April 2012

STV Local features a guest blog from Kim: Cycle safety campaigners prepare to pedal on Parliament while Dave Brennan gets a long (audio) interview recorded during the Scottish Bike Show: Helmet cam cyclist wants you to pedal on Parliament

Wednesday 25th April 2012

Edinburgh Reporter looks at the political aspect: Pedal on Parliament cycle ride gets politicians talking

Tuesday 24th April 2012

Edinburgh Evening News covers our latest celebrity backing: Sir Chris Hoy joins safety drive

BBC Radio Scotland phone in asks if cyclists are taking their lives into their hands on Scotland’s roads: Call Kaye (Kirsty Wark sits in)

Friday 20th April 2012

Fife Today Kirkcaldy cyclist heads to the capital for biking campaign, story about one of the feeder rides from Fife to Pedal on Parliament.

Thursday 19th April 2012

The Herald a good article from Susan Swarbrick on how female cyclist are being driven off the roads (unusually, the letters are worth a read as well)

Sunday 15th April 2012

STV Local report from the Scottish Bike Show: Hundreds more sign up to Pedal on Parliament

Friday 13th April 2012

The Times Pedalling in protest – thousands of cyclists to take to streets on April 28th: about the rides in Edinburgh, London and Rome.

Friday 6th April 2012

Edinburgh Evening News covered the Lothian Buses training video, with a reminder about Pedal on Parliament: Rave reviews as Lothian Buses driver training video goes viral

Thursday 29th March 2012

STV News covered the Parliamentary debate, including mentions of Pedal on Parliament’s ride on the 28th April: MSP argues reduces 20mph speed limit should be standard on residential streets.

Tuesday 27th March 2012

The Bike Show, Resonance FM: “Scottish cyclists will take to the streets of Edinburgh to call for the Scottish government to put more investment in cycling infrastructure and cycle safety” – and an interview with Sally Hinchcliffe, now available as a podcast.

Friday 23rd March 2012

Dumfries & Galloway Standard: “a nationwide campaign to make Scotland’s roads safer” – picking up on the local connection. Dumfries Cyclist looks ahead to Pedal on Parliament

Wednesday 21st March 2012

Reporting Scotland “Lower speed limits, better infrastructure, we are set to hear a lot more about cycle safety as we count down to a protest next month at Holyrood, dubbed Pedal on Parliament” Reporting Scotland covered the Cycling Summit, and gave us a nice plug at the end to boot.

The Guardian Bike Blog reports on both Pedal on Parliament and the cycling ‘summit’: Safe Cycling Campaign pedals to Scottish Parliament

The European Cyclists’ Federation reports on our campaign and puts it in a European context: Pedal on Parliament: Scotland’s push for safer cycling

Thursday 15th March 2012

Greener Leith – noting that Leith Walk has been named by Sustrans as one of the ten worst streets for cycling – welcomes our grassroots campaign

Edinburgh Evening News: “Yes cyclists need more training before they should be able to cycle on roads – a proficiency test at primary school is no longer enough – but drivers too need to accept that cyclists have rights on the roads” Supportive editorial mentioning Pedal on Parliament by Gina Davidson

Wednesday 14th March 2012

.citycycling  supports us … in their own unique fashion

Cycling Scotland picks up the article: Edinburgh Pedal on Parliament Ride Launches Manifesto

Tuesday 13th March 2012

Scotsman: “Round-the-world cyclist Mark Beaumont is backing a mass cycle on the Scottish Parliament to demand safer roads for bikes” Beaumont backs call for safer streets for cyclists – quoting our manifesto in full: “To be a cycling nation again“.

Bike Biz: Report Cyclists plan to deliver manifesto to Scottish Parliament

Monday 12 March 2012

Edinburgh Reporter “A light-hearted ride with a serious purpose” Pedal on Parliament 28th April

Press Release – 12 March 2012