What started as a one-off flash ride on the Scottish Parliament is now rapidly becoming an institution and part of the Scottish cycling calendar. Sally Hinchcliffe, one of the founding organisers, explains why this year's ride is just as important as the first.
It’s hard to believe it, but we’re in the throes of organising what will be the fourth Pedal on Parliament (POP). We started POP in 2012 as a Scottish version of the Big Ride on Westminster, realising transport is a devolved matter and hence Holyrood was the place we needed to influence. At the time, we were hopeful that a few hundred might turn up – and were blown away when in fact thousands did.