Cycling event caused travel chaos in Linlithgow say angry residents

Pedal for Scotland
Pedal for Scotland

As thousands of people cycled through Linlithgow last weekend, some people struggled to go about their daily business.

Pedal for Scotland turned out to be quite the “talking point” in the town with some hailing it a “disaster”.

Lorna Johnston, resident of Linlithgow, said: “Whoever thought closing the main road from Linlithgow Bridge, through Linlithgow and onwards needed their heads looked at.

“People could not cross the road because cyclists continued to speed on, ignoring the crossingsand people were putting their lives at risk because of this lunacy behaviour.”

Keith Irving, Cycling Scotland Chief Executive, said: “The route through Linlithgow and lunch stop at the Peel is one of the highlights of the day for many people.

“Before and during the event, we remind all participants to follow the highway code and to be mindful of other road users and the communities through which the event passes.

“We will continue to review traffic management to determine the most safe and effective arrangements for event participants and communities along the route.”