It’s time for Leithers to Pedal on Parliament for a fourth time.
The ride brings together thousands of cyclists – and pedestrians – from all over Scotland, to call on politicians to make Scotland more cycle friendly.
Pedal on Parliament 2015 will take place on the 25th of April this year, and as ever it seems that there will be a fairly large contingent of cyclists from Leith going to support the event.
The official bike ride itself starts in the Meadows at 12 noon, and travels on closed off roads down the Royal Mile to Holyrood.
In each of the last three years the protest has taken place, we’ve helped to coordinate a feeder ride, that helps people living in Leith get to the Meadows on mostly traffic free paths.
This year is no different
Just like before, the plan is to meet at the Cricket club on Leith Links and travel on cycle paths to Lochend Park.
From there, the ride has to go on the road – including a short stretch of London Road – until the safer paths of Holyrood Park are reached. There’s then another short stretch of on-road cycling needed to get to the Meadows.
Everyone is welcome to come on the ride – last year there were more than 20 people, although, as ever we need to add the disclaimer that participation is at your own risk, and if you want to bring children then you must be able to take responsibility for them and ensure that the are safe to ride on the road.
If you want to come you don’t need to register (although you can give us an idea of numbers by signing up to this Facebook Event page), just gather at 9.45am, for a 10am departure.
Three people have been kind enough to volunteer to help run the feeder ride this year.
Here’s a map showing the meeting point on Leith Links.