Pedal on Parliament dates have been set for 2017 and this year, with the local elections looming, Pedal on Parliament (PoP) will be held in three cities in Scotland. On Saturday 22 April there will be rides in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, and on Sunday 23 April there will be a ride in Glasgow.

Over the past year there has been some serious backlash against cycling projects across Scotland. With bike lanes removed in Ayr and Perth, the Bears Way project extension thwarted, and even Edinburgh having a bit of a wobble over its East-West route, it’s clear that it’s not just our national politicians that need but persuaded, but also our local councillors.

And so this year the PoP message will be spread out wider across the country. As well as the three PoPs, the hope is to see feeder rides coming from the surrounding areas so that council candidates across Scotland can see that cycling is an important issue to the people they hope to represent.

Thank you for your support, and the PoP team look forward to seeing you somewhere in Scotland this April! Together we can make Scotland a cycle-friendly country!