Mass On Friday

Posted by chdot on June 28, 2007

It’s the last Friday of the month tomorrow so there will be another Edinburgh Critical Mass starting from the Foot of the Mound about 6.00.

Last week the Bike Week Film Festival showed a Critical Mass film called You Never Bike Alone. Afterwards there was a good discussion about how to make CM in Edinburgh better – and encourage more people to join.

EBWFF organiser Maggie Wynn says “the general consensus was that the CM is more effective if it’s celebratory, rather than confrontational, and in the long term should attract families. With this in mind, maybe meeting at 5.30pm on a Friday, at the Mound isn’t the best place to start the event! However we’ll start from there this month, as that is the current recognised meeting point.”

She hopes people will come, “bring a friend, dress colourfully and enjoy a summer evening ride in celebration of cycling”. Many of the people in the audience for You Never Bike Alone said they would try to come – and look out for each. One problem of CM (in Edinburgh) is that newcomers sometimes few like outsiders, and don’t quite know what is going on. Maybe a new influx of people will change this…

2 Responses to “Mass On Friday”

  1. Hopefully this month, we will be travelling faster than 5mph. Last month there was a couple of people who joined and disappeared due to the slow moving crowd of cyclists that were annoying the motorists by deliberately going extremely slow, instead of going at a reasonable speed.

  2. Tyre lever said

    So how was it? I for one hadn’t attended the last few times due to the slow pace.

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