Thanks for supporting PoP Aberdeen

It’s been a couple of weeks since our very first ‘PoP Aberdeen’ ride. We hope you were as pleased to see it happen as we were.   Such a stroke of luck to get some sunshine in that week of rain!

We had more than 100 riders leave Hazlehead Park and we had cyclists joining us seemingly from every corner – some even joined from side streets on Union Street itself! At Marischal College, we were met by some of you who couldn’t cycle on the day as well as MP Dame Anne Begg, Councillors Neil Cooney, John Corall, Ross Thomson, Gordon Townson, and Ian Yuill.  We were able to have a chat with them about cycling in Aberdeen – both conditions now and what we’d like to see for the future.

We had some press coverage, maybe you’ll spot yourself in the photos!

The Citizen article is no longer online, but here are ones from the Press & Journal and the Evening Express:

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen/557369/aberdeen-cyclists-gear-up-for-demonstration-at-marischal-college/

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen/560689/cyclists-pile-pressure-government-taking-streets-aberdeen/

http://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/news/local/aberdeen-rally-ride-highlights-safety-for-cyclists/

There was some wider coverage of Pedal on Parliament – here’s the BBC article:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-32446845

Thank you to everyone who shared information to get the word out about the ride, thank you to those who rode along, thank you to those who met us at Marischal, and thank you to the group of ACF members that worked so hard behind the scenes to make it happen.

We’re not sure what date we’ll choose for next year’s ride, but we will definitely be making a tradition of this.   We’ll let you know as soon as possible about a date for 2016!