Evening News (Edinburgh), December 6,
A SMALL band of cyclists from around
the UK held what is
believed to be the first
Day "Alleycat" bicycle race in Edinburgh.
Alleycat racing is an informal cycle
race that is thought to
have its origins in Toronto,
where a group of bicycle messengers got together to race through the
Alleycat racing is largely illegal in
bicycle races require the consent of the local authority, and is
reliant on the support of the police.
The Alleycat was organised by
Edinburgh Fixed Gear, a group
of bicycle and skateboard aficionados, and also featured cyclists from London.
Neither the council nor police
received notification of the