PICTURES: Youngsters shine at Kidical Mass as bright cyclists pedal on Inverness
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A unique tandem and the youngest ever participant were among the highlights of November’s Kidical Mass ride through the streets of Inverness.
Little Fara was just six days old on Saturday and joined the family-friendly event with her mum Stacey and the rest of her family.
Meanwhile, one of the more unusual bikes seen over the last couple of years was a World War II era side-by-side tandem made by a local RAF engineer. There was a competition to name the mystery bike, with the announcement of the winning name planned for the next ride in December.
A total of 67 people joined the weekend’s ride which leads from Bellfield Park to the archive centre – heading along the Riverside Way where work is just starting on a permanent contraflow cycle lane – where fun activities are put on for children.
October’s ride had to be cancelled due to the stormy weather.
However, the misty conditions on Saturday didn’t put the riders off as they travelled through town in a variety of bright colours in the campaign ride which promotes creating a safe space for kids to ride their bikes on the road and also demonstrates how important safe cycle infrastructure is in the city.
Inverness’s bicycle mayor Emily Williams said: "It’s lovely to be back after a break last month for the stormy weather and to see so many old friends and new faces and to chat about all things bike with Cllr Duncan MacPherson.
“It’s exciting to see the start of construction work in the Riverside Way Improvement Scheme. I'm looking forward to the first big active travel focused scheme in Inverness getting built - it'll certainly make a big difference to this ride once it’s done."
The next Kidical Mass is on Saturday, December 2, with a festive theme including a sustainable Secret Santa before a short winter break.