Many of you will have heard of Pedal on Parliament – the annual mass cycle on Holyrood to campaign for a cycle friendly Scotland. It’s happening on April 25th this year, and we hope that as many local cyclists as possible will make it up to Edinburgh – we always seem to get a good local turnout, despite the distance.
But if you can’t make it, then don’t despair because this year, as suggested, we’re ‘taking POP to the politicians‘. We’ve invited all our local councillors, parliamentary candidates and MSPs to come and join us for a brief tour on bikes of some of the issues facing cyclists in the town – with particular emphasis on the route to the new hospital.
The ride will take place on Friday 20th March – starting at 4pm from Dock Park (if you will be at work and want to join us later email cyclingdumfries AT gmail DOT com and we’ll make arrangements on how best to meet up). Please come along if you can – it’s your chance to talk to the people who make the decisions locally and nationally.
Here are a few reasons why it’s important
And here are the game politicians who turned out last time