On Saturday 22 April we will have our third successive year of Pedal on Parliament. This year the route has changed and will follow along the beach esplanade, up Beach Boulevard and Justice St to finish at Castlegate. The purpose remains the same – and this year with the local government elections imminent we’re hoping for a big turnout to show that cycling issues matter and more priority for cyclists could result in a better city for everyone. Congestion, air quality, healthy exercise – cycling can tick all the boxes! Please come along and make your voice heard. Start is at 1100 at the north end of the esplanade where it runs parallel to the River Don. Hope to see you there!
A full description of the route can be found here here and a map here. Please note this is an ‘open roads’ ride and is generally suitable for experienced cyclists who are comfortable cycling on city centre streets. The total ride is around 2.2 miles, the first 1.5 of which is traffic-free on a shared-use path. Thereafter beach boulevard has an on-road advisory cycle lane. At the junction with Commerce St there is one busy roundabout to negotiate but there is an option to avoid it by using a traffic-light controlled pedestrian crossing point.
And lastly the boring bit: as responsible ride organisers we have carried out a risk assessment and you can read it here but also don’t forget to have a good time!