Cycling

The Black Isle is brilliant for cycling, with some superb on and off-road routes to be explored on two wheels.

Using a bike is cheap, gets you fit, and is a great way to beat the queues - particularly relevant when the Kessock Bridge is busy.

 

Pedal on Parliament 2018:

Pedal on Parliament is an opportunity to show your support for making Scotland a cycle frieindly country for people of all ages and abilities.

Cyclists will gather at Bellfield Park in Inverness on Saturday 28th April at 11 am to ride to the council offices.   

Some of the things we want Parliament to support include:

  • Proper funding for active travel – 10% of the transport budget nationally  and locally
  • Cycling for all ages and all abilities designed into Scotland’s roads
  • Safer speeds where people live, work and play
  • Cycling built in to our local transport strategies
  • Better road traffic law and better enforcement
  • Safer HGVs around cyclists and pedestrians
  • A strategic and joined-up programme of training for road users
  • The right research supporting good decision-making and policy

More information can be found here:  


From the Pedal on Parliament website

Cycling – making sense for Scotland

Cycling should be the obvious solution for many of Scotland’s ills – as we have long said in our manifestoReport after report after report has shown that cycling improves people’s health, cuts congestion, reduces pollution, boosts the economy, and generally provides returns on investment unparalleled by any other form of transport. But these benefits won’t come about just through a bit of training and encouragement. All the research shows that most people won’t cycle unless they have the conditions to do it in that are safe and, just as importantly, in which they feel safe – especially if they have a family. That takes real and sustained investment.

It can be done – but it takes political will. Since the first PoP more politicians have found that will – we’ve even seen a doubling of the active travel budget since the Transport Minister came to PoP in Glasgow in 2017. But much greater investment in cycling is urgently needed. We need you to come out and tell your elected representatives that cycling really matters. Together, let’s ask them to make Scotland a cycle friendly country. Find out more …. 

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