As has been posted on here a few times there's a wee group of people, which has somehow managed to include me, organising a 'celebratory' protest ride in Edinburgh on April 28th. Something akin to the London Flashrides that have taken place recently.
The aim is the Parliament, with a giant picnic (BYOF!) in the park afterwards. We're really hoping to spread the word on this and get a HUGE turnout.
We need to mull over a route. Maybe 3-5 miles or so, and from a logical starting point, and achievable for all levels. I had been thinking of a Meadows start as there's space for congregation; heading up MMW and George IV Bridge (with a wee detour to the Castle to see if we can get a photo op on the Esplanade - NO CYCLING! ;) ); down the Mound, along George Street and round St Andrew Sq; then Regent Road and drop down to the Parliament. I think that might just about come up to 3 miles. It doesn't involve steep up-gradients, though the Mound may be hairy with such large numbers, but there should be natural breakage caused by red lights and so on.
Any other ideas? We want to put on a show, so would be nice to incorporate the city centre, and a couple of iconic points in the city. But remember, for all abilities (e.g. not round Arthur's Seat!)