We need your help!

To make Pedal on Parliament a massive success we need to get as many people out on 23 April 2022, from right across Scotland. 

Here’s how you can get involved:

    • Let the world know you support us Post on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, using the hashtag #PoP2022 and tagging in our account. If you’re on Facebook, join our group and invite your friends and family. If you’re really keen, you could even talk to friends or colleagues in person!
    • Organise a feeder ride – could you help lead a group ride into Edinburgh on the day? Feeder rides are a big part of the day and make it possible for folk to ride all the way to the Meadows as part of a friendly group. We’ll put all the feeder rides onto a map to make it easier for people to find their nearest one, and there’s some advice here from the organiser of one of our bigger feeder rides. We’re encouraging rides from all over Edinburgh and right across Scotland.
    • Be a marshal Even on closed roads, a big friendly monster like the PoP crowd needs a bit of shepherding through the city centre. We’ll need a good few lovely lively folk with their heads screwed on to make it happen again, so if you fit the bill, the job could be yours. We’ll provide information on signing up to be a marshall soon.
    • Donate – PoP runs as cheaply as possible, but we need money to print flyers, hire a sound system, pay for the website and other sundry expenses. Most of our running costs come from the sales of T-shirts or individual donations from individuals which you can do on this page.
    • Spread the word – can you distribute posters and handlebar flyers around where you live? We’ll soon have both on our resources page to print out. 
    • Tell your local politicians you support us – whether you can make it to PoP or not, do please write to your MSPs and candidates for local council letting them know that you support our campaign and urging them to sign up to our manifesto. The only thing more impressive to our elected representatives than ‘bums on bikes’ is letters in their mailbag – they do listen to their constituents’ concerns (even if they don’t always act…).
    • Organise a group from your workplace – is there a Bike User Group that you can make sure know about the event? Is there a group of you at your workplace who can become a feeder ride? If your employer encourages cycling to work, ask if you can use the internal email system to publicise the event. Maybe they’d be willing to help you arrange transport to the event. Can you put a poster up in your workplace?
    • Organise a group from your school – do you or your kids cycle to school, or want to cycle to school but don’t have a safe route? You could get together with your PTA or other parents, to arrange a feeder ride with the children, and use the ride to advertise what you want changed. For bonus points, make your group look different on the bikes e.g. fancy dress, flags, balloons, decorated bikes.
    • Put up a poster (or three!) – check that your local bike shop and cycle-friendly cafes / pubs / shops / village hall have a PoP poster. If not, let us know and we’ll arrange to get you some (or you can print out your own)
    • Show your support – we have a twibbon so you can wear your support for PoP on your Twitter or Facebook avatar
    • But above all – don’t forget to turn up on the day! We’ll be riding on Saturday 23 April 2022. Keep an eye on this site and our social media for more details of exactly where and when we’ll meet.

    There will be more ways to get involved as our plans develop. Email us to let us know if you can help – use the link or just hello {at} pedalonparliament.org changing the {at} to the usual @.

    And remember, put pressure on your prospective councillors,  MSPs and MP – remind them that cyclists are also voters!

 

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