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Cycling and sustainable transport activists are expecting more than 700 cyclists from across Scotland to converge on Glasgow on Saturday, to join the mass demonstration planned that day to urge radical action on climate.
Campaigners behind the Pedal on Parliament protests, which ride en masse through Edinburgh to the Scottish parliament each year to demand better facilities and funding for cycling, expect cyclists from as far north as Inverness and Aberdeen to join Saturday’s protests.
Temporarily rebranded Pedal on Cop, the group has collaborated with local cycling campaign groups to organise eight feeder rides from towns and neighbourhoods in the Glasgow area, including Paisley and Clydebank, and 13 from towns and cities further afield. Those will include Stirling, Dundee, Dumfries, Alloa, Edinburgh, with several groups cycling through the Highlands.
The Inverness, Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen contingents are planning to set off for Glasgow on Thursday and Friday; the Inverness group will ride 162 miles before joining up with cyclists from Perth in Stirling on Saturday morning.
Organisers said these contingents will lead the sustainable transport bloc at the rear of Saturday’s march representing campaigners who want improved walking, safer streets and dramatically improved public transport in Scotland.
Published at Wed, 03 Nov 2021 13:25:40 +0000