Skip to main content. Women ride on Parliament to launch cycling festival. Monday, 1 July Sponsored Advert. Further Reading. Meu perfil Enviar letra Mensagens Editar Sair. Editar playlist. Tem certeza que deseja excluir esta playlist? Cancelar Excluir. Cancelar Sair. Excluir playlist Cancelar Salvar. A minute's silence has been held at these rides, to remember those unfortunate cyclists who have been killed on the roads.
A series of "feeder rides" are organised from various locations around Edinburgh and Scotland. These allow people to cycle to the event in a group, with the benefit of safety in numbers as well as Ride On - Parliament - Ride On a sociable occasion. The feeder rides are often joined by people en route to the Meadows, either at pre-defined points, or ad-hoc. There was also a guided ride back to The Meadows along quiet streets after the event was over.
Pedal on Parliament is a grassroots campaign which first organised a protest ride in in response to a lack of investment in cycling. The first event took Ride On - Parliament - Ride On Teardrop - CPI - Chinchillin Saturday 28 Aprilwith between people in attendance. The second event was held on Sunday 19 May The procession of cyclists were led by the families of Audrey Fyfe and Andrew McNicoll who were both killed while cycling in Edinburgh,  as well as the athlete Graeme Obree.
The third Pedal on Parliament was held on 26 April and was the largest yet, with estimates of over people attending. Speeches were introduced by David Brennan, one of the organisers,  and began with the views Ride On - Parliament - Ride On three children, who were followed by a number of MSPs and campaign leaders:.
Several other MSPs and councillors were at the event, primarily from Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. The fourth event was held on Saturday 25 April Transport Minister Derek Mackay attended the event along with representatives of all the main political parties. Speeches were again held outside the Parliament, following a minute's silence for those who have been killed on the roads.
A simultaneous ride La Tortura - Various - I Love Latino also held in Aberdeen, from Hazlehead Park to Marischal Collegeto increase the profile of cycling in the city. A fifth mass ride event was held on 23 Aprilduring the run up to the Scottish electionswith a main ride in Edinburgh and a simultaneous ride in Aberdeen.
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