As a volunteer for Sustrans, I was invited on the final stage of Pedal on UK, a national celebration cycle marking the completion of 84 new walking and cycling links around the country. These Connect2 projects were funded by the Big Lottery Fund and various local partners, and allow more people to make short journeys by bike or on foot.
The Pedal on UK ride – or our final stage, at least – was a 240-mile cycle starting in Newcastle and ending at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow. There were 19 volunteer riders along with a couple of leaders from Saddle Skedaddle, the company which organised the event on behalf of Sustrans.
We had a great time and enjoyed cycling a wonderful part of the cycle network along the north-east coast and across the central belt of Scotland. Here is a selection of photos from the four-day ride.