It's been a while. Sorry about that. Life has got in the way, (cars in need or repair, vacuum cleaners braking, boilers breaking, me getting flu...etc).
Anyway, enough of that. This blog has one simple message.
Go to Pedal on Parliament!!
|Credit: Jon Davey Photography|
Yes, I could write a huge long blog extolling the reasons why you should go, but I suspect you know them already. What you may not know is just how important it is that YOU go.
It's absolutely vital!!
Apathy is a huge issue with campaigns like this. Many of you will have been to POP before, and we are hugely grateful for that! It can though, be so easy to think.....well, I've been the last couple of years, so I'll probably take this year off.
Your presence makes a difference. Each person there is one more person that the Transport minister will see calling for safer cycling (Yes he will be there!). He is a new minister and he has yet to set his priorities. So far the omens are good and he has said and done all we can expect of him up until now. But the big tests are to come, so now is the time to make your voice heard and your presence felt!
As well as coming along yourself, please try and bring someone else, someone who hasn't been before, along with you. Imagine if each person who came last year, brought one other person!! Remember you don't even need a bike! Come and walk with us!
There are so many terrible things going on in the world right now. Politics itself is often marred in negative stories and imagery. POP is however, a hugely positive movement. Come and join us and do something positive.
Help us help you, make Scotland a cycle friendly nation!!
Message received and understood. My wife and son will be joining me at POP this year. We are all looking forward to it.