Crowd assembling at the Meadows
Just some of the thousands demanding change. ©Ros Gasson, Photography Scotland

The second Pedal on Parliament in Edinburgh in 2013 saw people from across Scotland gather to take one simple message to the Scottish government: “we are everyone”.

Thousands gather to Pedal on Parliament

Spiderman and panda
Spiderman and panda         Photo: Photopath on Flickr

After after a minute’s silence – rendered additionally poignant by the death of a young man killed on his bike near Inverness that week – a joyful peal of bicycle bells announced the start of the ride and the protest made its way to Holyrood through the heart of Edinburgh and down the Royal Mile.

Graeme Obree
Graeme Obree addresses the crowd      ©Ros Gasson, Photography Scotland

World champion cyclist Graeme Obree recorded what was probably his slowest bike ride ever as he led out the ride alongside the families of Andrew McNicoll and Audrey Fyfe, both killed on Edinburgh’s roads in recent years. At Holyrood, Minister for Environment and Climate Change Paul Wheelhouse received our eight-point manifesto calling for more investment in cycling, slower speeds, and better facilities for cyclists on Scotland’s roads.

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Tall cyclist alongside children
Cyclists of ALL shapes and sizes! ©Ros Gasson, Photography Scotland

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