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PICTURES: Kidical Mass returns in Inverness with message from across the Highlands on climate change

By Louise Glen

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Clara, Matthew and Jennifer ready for Kidical Mass!
Clara, Matthew and Jennifer ready for Kidical Mass!

The monthly cycling event went ahead on Saturday, cycling a 4.5km route.

People of all ages gathered at Bellfield Park on scooters, bikes, trikes, skateboards and wheelchairs to move along the marshalled route.

This month's event was part of Pedal on Parliament.

The initiative demands attention from councillors to create more cycling infrastructure in the city centre, and to tackle climate change.

Organisers said: "Investing in safe cycling infrastructure in Inverness would help reduce the Highlands carbon footprint via ensuring that most people felt safe to cycle for short journeys.

"Our vision is that anyone who wants to cycle journeys under 20 minutes can do so, and don’t feel the need to take a car. For this to become a reality, the council needs to move away from a car centric approach and invest in cycling and public transport."

The event was one of many throughout Scotland, putting pressure on government.

Attendees brought letters addressed to the Highland Council, explaining why they believe cycling support is needed.

These letters were delivered to the Council HQ by leaders.

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