PROTEST CYCLE RID OXFORD TO RADLEY 10th March 2007
Altogether forty cyclists joined the Cyclox Cycle Ride
to Say No to NPower's "Criminal Damage" to Radley Lakes on Saturday 10th March. An experienced cyclist led the ride along an official cycle route from Oxford to Thrupp Lake (distance 5 miles)
Cyclists in Oxford congregated in Broad Street, Oxford City outside the Oxford Campus Store, at 12.45pm on Saturday 10th March, 2007, whilst walkers from Abindgon and Didcot were meeting at 1.00pm at the Guildhall to hear speakers in support of the Lakes Campaign. The Marchers met up with the cyclists who proceeded toward Radley Lakes, with bells, whistles and banners, at 2.15pm
Radley Lakes have been used by Oxonians for over 30 years as a leisure site to walk, cycle and enjoy the environment and the turnout by members of Cyclox, Critical Mass, Sustrans, CTC, was much appreciated by Save Radley Lakes Campaigners.
Cyclists are angry that the NPower's damage to the lakes will also ruin the beautiful views of the lake environment on the Sustrans cycle route than runs between two of the lakes, and there are reports that NPower's site workers are already taking liberties with the cyclists "right of way" blocking the path to cyclists.
The cyclists remain on alert to ride from Oxford City to Thrupp Lake in the event of any future demonstration called by Save Radley Lakes, especially should NPower continue with its "criminal damage" to the environment, and expect to attract even larger numbers in that event. Jon Rees, who was one of the cyclists who called for the ride, switched to Ecotricity on Sunday 11th March 2007. Have you switched yet?