THE families of two cyclists who lost their lives on Scotland's roads will lead the Pedal on Parliament ride in Edinburgh on Sunday.

The campaign, now in its second year, will result in thousands of cyclists converging on Holyrood in a bid to lobby for better funding and safer cycling conditions.

Audrey Fyfe, 75, was killed after a car clipped her back wheel at a junction in the capital in August 2011. Motorist Gary McCourt was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and given a five-year driving ban earlier this month.

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Andrew McNicoll, 43, from Balerno in Edinburgh, died following a collision with a vehicle in the city in January 2012. A man has been charged in connection with the incident and is due to appear in court at a later date.

Their respective families will be joined on the day by former world champion Graeme Obree and radio presenter Grant Stott. Six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy and fellow gold medallist Chris Boardman have also lent their support to the campaign.

A minute's silence will be held to remember those who have died on the roads, which will end with a mass ringing of bike bells.

Sir Chris said: "Cycling isn't just about winning medals. It's an activity for everyone. I urge as many cyclists and non-cyclists alike to attend."