This coming Sunday 19th May is one of the biggest cycling events on Edinburgh’s streets – the second Pedal on Parliament. Last year, some 3,000 cyclists came along to the first event to call for better cycling facilities for us all and across the country to make Scotland a truly cycling country. This year promises to be even bigger, and every cyclist is invited to come along.
Starting at the Meadows, the ride runs for a mile and a half through the city centre, down the Royal Mile and ending at Holyrood. Aside from anything else, it’s a great chance to cycle through the usually car-dominated streets, surrounded by thousands of other cyclists.
People will be descending on the Meadows from all over Scotland, with many “feeder” rides planned from outside the city. In Edinburgh, feeder rides are planned from Leith Links and Portobello Swim Centre, both leaving at 1.30pm.
The event starts at 2pm for the warm up, setting off at 3pm.
There are full details about the event on the Pedal on Parliament website