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As part of the ongoing Edinburgh Festival of Cycling the 2019 Spokes Bike Breakfast was held in the quad at the City Chambers this morning.

Cllr Gavin Corbett on the left and Steve Burgess on the right flank LtoR Andy Wightman MSP, Cllr Maureen Child and Cllr Lesley Macinnes

The assembled cyclists heard speeches from Dave du Feu from Spokes, Councillor Lesley Macinnes the Transport Convener and Green MSP Andy Wightman.

Free breakfasts were served to around 350 people who cycled in on their way to work. There were several stalls on cycle–related topics, including a Spokes stall selling the popular Edinburgh and Lothians maps at discounted prices, a full bike check and chain lube service from Edinburgh Cycle Cooperative.

Cllr Macinnes addressed the cycling audience and told them that she has witnessed the active travel conversation in Edinburgh change quite markedly.

Police were there for security marking, and SPOKES launched its annual Summer Competition. 

Andy Wightman MSP urged everyone to attend the protest at Parliament today in support of the default 20mph bill which looks doomed to fail on Thursday when it will be debated and voted upon.

Spokes the Lothian cycle campaign group are holding their public meeting on Friday 14 June 2019 at Augustine United Church 41 George IV Bridge EH1 1EL at 7.30pm All are welcome and speakers include Daisy Narayanan Leader of City Centre Transformation, Cllr Chas Booth Green Party Transport Spokesperson, Chris Paton of Spokes Planning Group and Dr Caroline Brown of the Urban Institute at Heriot-Watt University and EDFOC director.