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Scottish Budget – Spokes submission

Spokes has urged the Parliament’s ICI Committee to take a tougher line on active travel investment…

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Budget infrastructure fear

Spokes has written to John Swinney MSP, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, over fears of a severe decline in cycling infrastructure investment in 2015/16 unless the draft Scottish budget is revised – and despite the ‘increase’ implied by his budget speech.

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Spokes in UK Parliament

Our member Mark Lazarowicz MP complimented Spokes and Pedal on Parliament in today’s debate on the Get Britain Cycling report, as well as raising issues which concern us…

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Memorable Moments by Bike

If you’re looking for achievement, pleasure, excitement, if you don’t mind the occasional disaster and love the unexpected – try getting out on your bike!  Our summer competition revealed an astonishingly diverse range of Memorable Moments with a bike…

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Public meeting: Cycling Development in the Lothians

The Spokes Autumn public meeting will feature senior councillors from East, Mid and West Lothian, plus Edinburgh City …

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Competition: ‘My Memorable Moment’

Everyone with a bike has had some fantastic moments – and maybe some not so good!   Tell us your memorable moment and you could win a great prize plus some modest fame… [...]

Hot breakfast!

Even the sun visited this year’s June 18 Spokes Bike Breakfast – with another great turnout and lots of appreciative comments…

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Spokes Bulletin 119 : £3m win for Lothians Councils

[Update 4.6.14  Sustrans Map showing the Community Links funding allocations] Out now!!   Including… West Lothian & Edinburgh win big Sustrans funding; Edinburgh bikes up & cars down; Extending the Meadows cycleroute; Our summer competition with great prizes; HGV driver cycling training; Government cycling cash up 2014 but down 2015 … READ ON…

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Spokes EdFoC events: Bike Breakfast June 18; Thanks for Shopping June 21

The excellent annual Spokes Bike Breakfast will be between 7.45-9.45am on Weds 18 June in the City Chamber quadrangle on Edinburgh’s High Street…

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And again … Bikes ↑↑ Cars ↓↓

The May 2014 Spokes traffic census found the highest ever number of bikes and the lowest ever count of private cars.  During the 8-9am peak period more than one in every five vehicles heading for the city centre along bike-unfriendly Lothian Road was a bike, as were nearly one quarter of all citybound Forrest Road [...]