There's a Summer Fair at Pentland in a few weeks (25/5). If anyone knows a way it could promote cycling then let me know.
In this day and age I can see why the school takes an approach like this. All it takes is one kid to get involved in an accident whilst taking their bike to a school cycling training session then a legal case could result in today's culture. I don't agree with this but can see the reasoning.
Kids hardly walk to primary school themselves these days, never mind cycle. Changed days from when I was young.
I doubt my kids would cycle to Pentland even if it was 'allowed'. That's more due to a large hill for the return journey and it only being a 10 minute walk. However, I wouldn't be comfortable with them taking their bikes across Oxgangs Road unless they got off and walked across the road at the pedestrian crossing.
On the plus side they are walked to school just about everyday in all weathers. I see a lot of parents driving a very short distance to take their kid to school when walking would almost be quicker. Promoting more people to walk is just a good an aim as cycling, both remove unnecessary car journeys.