Tacks reported on Pedal for Scotland route

It is with regret that we have received reports of tacks on the Pedal for Scotland route.

A Cycling Scotland spokesperson said:

“Nearly 8,000 people had a fantastic time cycling with Pedal for Scotland.  Friends, families and colleagues were raising money for charities close to their hearts and there was enthusiastic support from spectators in most towns and villages along the route.  We regret that the action of an idiotic individual or group of people has caused problems for event participants and risked serious injury to people. It has also slowed us down in opening the roads again. The operational team helped remove the tacks as soon as they were reported.

“Friends, families and colleagues create the inspiring Pedal for Scotland atmosphere so we would like to thank everyone who stopped and helped their fellow participants and special recognition is due to The Bike Station mechanics for fixing as many punctures as humanly possible in a very short time period.

“Events of all types have to both prepare a wide range of contingency plans and share information before, during and after the event with key partners, especially the Police and other emergency services. Regardless, everyone involved in organising events will always hope that no one will commit such a senseless act of sabotage.

“We would ask anyone with information about who committed this crime to report it to Police Scotland.”

If you have any information on this, please report to Police Scotland by calling 101.