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MANCHESTER TO BLACKPOOL ANTI-FRACKING BIKE RIDE TO GO THROUGH SALFORD
 

Star date: 16th July 2017

ROLLING RESISTANCE TO FRACKING TO HIT BARTON MOSS

This Thursday, 20th July, there's to be a Manchester to Blackpool bike ride, ending at the Preston New Road anti-fracking camp.

The ride, organised by Reclaim The Power, will visit local sites of anti-fracking resistance including Barton Moss, and places are still available. All you need, state the organisers, is a bike, a sleeping bag and "a desire to change the world..."

Full details here...


July is seeing a month of 'rolling resistance' to fracking with all kinds of activities planned to oppose Cuadrilla's attempts to frack in the Fylde.

This Thursday, 20th July, cyclists will set off on a one day 'Tour de Lancashire' bike ride from Manchester to Blackpool, which will be winding its way through local sites of fossil fuel resistance including Barton Moss, Wigan, Leigh and Bolton before linking up with an evening ride from Preston to Blackpool.

"By evening, we'll arrive at the Camp of New Hope and join the frontline resistance against fracking at Preston New Road on Friday 21st July" state the organisers, Reclaim The Power "The 45 mile journey will ride at a medium pace taking regular breaks. The ride is free to attend and we will have a support vehicle to take tents and other luggage from the start point at Manchester to the finish point at Preston New Road."

All that's needed to bring is a working bike with puncture repair kit and pump, a sleeping bag, roll matt and tent, waterproofs and 'a desire to change the world'...

To join the ride, which sets off at 11am on Thursday 20th July from Piccadilly Gardens  - click here

For further details see the Rolling Resistance Bike Ride Facebook page click here

For details of all Rolling Resistance activities throughout July click here

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