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Pedal on Parliament - note new time

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  1. sallyhinch
    Member

    For those of you planning to join us on April 28th - we've had to change the time to 2pm for a 3pm start. The reason is to avoid tangling with a pro-union march on the same day. There will probably still be folks on the Meadows at 1pm to greet any early birds, but we won't start gathering for the ride proper until 2 and we'll set off around 3pm.

    We've updated all the posters and they're available as PDFs now here. All this is still subject to actual permission but we're hopeful it will go ahead as planned.

    Please spread the news...

    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. spytfire
    Member

    Those pesky Pro Unionists...

    Posted 2 years ago #
  3. DaveC
    Member

    Are we having a CCE picnic for families afterwards in the park?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  4. ExcitableBoy
    Member

    Picnic sounds good to me - before and/or after, weather permitting.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  5. spytfire
    Member

    Before sounds better to me 12-2 to allow staggered arrival?
    (meaning late in my case with it being first trip with bairn on tail bike on road.
    Group ride from Harrison park still on SRD?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  6. SRD
    Member

    Yes, I'm definitely on for the group ride in. Will advertise closer to time. Disappointed recombodna's not able to be there; will need someone else to take charge of front/back. Sounds like spitfire will have his hands full. we'll manage!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  7. Uberuce
    Member

    No. *camera pans round dramatically to reveal Uberuce* We'll manage.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  8. SRD
    Member

    yay! Thanks. there are also lots of non-forumists who live in shandon but cycle (as well as some infrequent forumists). Will try to let them all know!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  9. crowriver
    Member

    It's unfortunate there is another demo on the same day. Alas the pro-Union march is likely to get the lion's share of any media coverage.

    I'll still be there at Pedal On Parliament though!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  10. SRD
    Member

    All systems go! We have police permission for the ride. See you all there :)

    Posted 2 years ago #
  11. Arellcat
    Member

    Excellent news, SRD. Great that we can do it by the book. I'll be there, though haven't decided on my exact mode of transport yet.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  12. spytfyre
    Member

    I don't think it's unfortunate - the media can stay where they are and keep filming, two stories in one day in one crew - the BBC will be happy.
    Also who else is going to wear a V mask? ;)

    Posted 2 years ago #
  13. Kirst
    Member

    I'm pretty sure it's not a "pro-union" march. It's Workers' Memorial Day which commemorates all workers who have lost their lives in the course of their job, whether union members or not.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  14. SRD
    Member

    Not that sort of pro-union! Unionist!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  15. Kirst
    Member

    It's still Workers' Memorial Day!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  16. Zenfrozt
    Member

    Posters look awesome, is there anyway to get them as just an image file so I can share them on Facebook?
    I shall also look at putting posters up at Craighouse campus and Merchiston campus at Edinburgh Napier :)

    Zen

    Posted 2 years ago #
  17. SRD
    Member

    they're on the FB as jpgs, but on some of the older posts. i'll see if we can repost them nearer the top. (or search kaputniq's flickr stream)

    Posted 2 years ago #
  18. chdot
    Admin

    "

    Pedal On Parliament @POPScotland

    Please let us know if you can put up a poster where you are, the posters are available here

    http://pedalonparliament.org/resources

    "

    Posted 2 years ago #
  19. kaputnik
    Member

    It's still Workers' Memorial Day!

    It may well be, but that wasn't causing the Police concern. The Paisleyites, on the other hand are. They are holding an "event" called "Scotland Says NO!" (their emphasis), they intend to sign a "covenant" in Parliament square and then march down to Holyrood. There are links to some more unsavoury elements of the Unionist movement from my inspection of their website. This in turn meant that Lothian and Borders took their time in deciding if our proposed route and timing to avoid the above lot was in order. Which it was. Phew!

    If anyone wants JPGs you could look through my Tumblr, that links to the images on Flickr.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  20. Dave
    Member

    People like that are amongst many things which make me want independence :Z

    Posted 2 years ago #
  21. sallyhinch
    Member

    Hi all - we're gathering details of any feeder rides as they get organised on this page - please let us know if you've got any plans. I saw Harrison Park was mentioned as a possible feeder ride - any more? Particularly for folks coming in by car who might like to park and ride in with native guides rather than try and navigate Edinburgh's seven-dimensional geography with added tram works...

    Posted 2 years ago #
  22. Kirst
    Member

    I don't think I'm going to go. I'm still having a lot of discomfort from my fracture before Christmas. My GP thinks I've knocked my symphisis pubis out of alignment and I think she's right, but sitting on a saddle is very uncomfortable. I am managing short rides, but the thought of all those cobbles down the Royal Mile is making me wince. I might just walk to the Parliament and see you all down there.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  23. sallyhinch
    Member

    There will be some marching as well as pedalling on parliament ...

    Just came on to mention that Graeme Obree is now officially supporting us (complete with the traditional kaputnik poster...

    Posted 2 years ago #
  24. chdot
    Admin

    Posted 2 years ago #
  25. RJ
    Member

    Random and not entirely flippant thought: any chance of getting Danny MacAskill to (literally) pedal on Parliament (or at least the terraces between the building and Holyrood Park, as seen on the Inspired vid)??

    One for .anth?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  26. chdot
    Admin

    "
    Danny MacAskill‏ @danny_macaskill

    On my way to sunny L.A for a few weeks to do some intensive rehab on my back at D.I.S.C. Sports and Spine Center. Cheers Red Bull :)

    "

    Posted 2 years ago #
  27. SRD
    Member

    @kirst - that's a shame. we'll be happy to see you on foot of course, but maybe you should try a recumbent?

    Posted 2 years ago #

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