Saturday, April 26, 2014
Pedal on Parliament (PoP)
Managed to make it to the Pedal on Parliament (PoP) event today - first year I've been able to get along ...
... and I was hugely impressed with the turnout (between four and five thousand cyclists, I'd say?), the organisation, and the wonderful atmosphere :-))
Shot on the left, is of the Harrison Park (Shandon) Feeder-ride, which had +100-cyclists on it, and was led into town with the help of 2 cycling Police Officers ... was a wonderful way to arrive at The Meadows!
Then, from The Meadows, the assembled masses cycled to the Scottish Parliament ...
... several speeches ensued, and I was pleased Edinburgh received some positive mention --- knowing, as I readily acknowledge, that there is still a huge amount of progress to make!
Here's a snap of my colleague, Lesley Hinds (Edinburgh's Transport Convener) and me - taken just before the speeches started.
Wonderful day ... massive congratulations to all the organisers :-)