Over 300 registered riders participated in the event, which returned to Aberdeen after a successful debut in 2013.
The freshnlo Pedal for Scotland Aberdeen Family Ride, organised by Cycling Scotland, allowed people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to participate in Scotland’s biggest cycling event for free. Starting and finishing at Duthie Park, the ride took participants on a five mile loop on completely traffic free roads.
Participants were entertained by an event expo in the park, featuring a cycle stunt show from Savage Skills, Cycling Scotland’s bike skills track, Nestrans GetAbout bike road show, climbing wall from Adventure Aberdeen and more!
Freshnlo Pedal for Scotland is the country’s biggest mass participation cycling event which saw over 8,000 people pedal from Glasgow to Edinburgh last weekend at the main event.
Many participants in today’s Family Ride were raising money for children and young people affected by poverty by supporting the STV Appeal, the event’s official charity partner.
Keith Irving, chief executive of event organiser Cycling Scotland said: “We’re delighted to bring freshnlo Pedal for Scotland back to Aberdeen for a second year. It’s great to see so many families out on the route, experiencing the fun that can be had on two wheels! It’s the 16th year of the freshnlo Pedal for Scotland event and we hope people will continue to support the ride and The STV Appeal so we can return to the North East again next year.”
Elizabeth Partyka of the STV Appeal said: “It’s been great to see so many families taking part in today’s ride in Aberdeen. 2014 is our second year as the official charity partner of freshnlo Pedal for Scotland and we are very grateful to everyone who has chosen to combine a great day out with raising money for the STV Appeal and helping us fight child poverty in Scotland.”
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