Pedal on Parliament campaigner shortlisted for award
Sally Hinchcliffe from Dumfries is a founding member of Pedal on Parliament, the cycling group which had such an important impact in Edinburgh earlier this year.
Pedal on Parliament’s eight-point manifesto includes: proper funding for cycling, better infrastructure design, safer speeds, proper local cycling strategies, better law enforcement, reduced risk from HGVs, better training for all road users and better research to support policymaking.
The Transport Award was presented by Zac Goldsmith, MP. Zac is a vocal campaigner against Heathrow’s third runway and he is well known for his campaigning on other environmental and conservation issues.
SMK is the UK’s only charity dedicated to connecting, informing and supporting campaigners.
Sally Hinchcliffe said:-“I’m delighted to have been shortlisted for this award – especially when you consider Pedal on Parliament was only formed this February. We’re just a group of cyclists who’ve never done anything like this before, and having some support from SMK to help us make connections with others on the Scottish scene will be invaluable.”
Sally is shown in our photo above with her fellow members of Pedal on Parliament after their meeting with Transport Minister, Keith Brown, and at the very top with the other award winners and nominees in London last night with Jon Snow.