Sir Chris Hoy urges cyclists to Pedal on Parliament

Carlton Reid
Sir Chris Hoy urges cyclists to Pedal on Parliament

The second annual Pedal on Parliament ride is taking place tomorrow.

Sir Chris Hoy said: “It is incredibly important that Scotland invests in safe cycling for all. I thoroughly support the aims and objectives of Pedal on Parliament and I urge as many cyclists and non-cyclists alike to attend.”

The campaign has also received pledges of support from Olympic champion Chris Boardman, who said:

"The Pedal on Parliament event is a great way for people to make sure their voices are heard on safer cycling in Scotland."

The 1.5 mile ride leaves from the Meadows in Edinburgh, 2pm for a 3pm start.

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"The pace will be slow enough for even the littlest legs, ending at the Parliament building where we promise to keep the speeches to a bare minimum," said co-organiser, David Brennan.

Pedal on Parliament has an eight-point manifesto:

1. Proper funding for cycling
2. Cycling to be designed into Scotland’s roads
3. Lower speeds where people live, work and play
4. Cycling to be integrated into local transport strategies
5. Improved road traffic law and enforcement
6. Reduce the risk of danger from HGVs
7. A strategic and joined-up programme of road user training
8. Improved statistics supporting decision-making and policy. 

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