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Cycle to Recycle: A Radley Lakes Protest. 15 September .

Join a Cycle Ride to Say No to RWE NPower's attempt to destroy to Radley Lakes on Saturday 15 September 2007.

You are invited to join cyclists from across Oxfordshire in a bicycle ride in support of the campaign to " Save Radley Lakes " next Saturday. There are two start points for the ride:

Oxford . Cyclists in Oxford are invited to congregate in Broad Street , Oxford City (OX1 3AS) outside the Oxford Campus Store, at 12.00 midday on Saturday 15 September.   The cyclists will proceed toward Radley Lakes , with bells, whistles and banners, meeting the second group around 1.00pm

Radley. Cyclists from the Abingdon area will group at Radley railway station (OX14 3AE; adjacent to the Bowyers Arms) for 1.00pm . The whole party will then go forward to Abingdon passing through Radley Lakes .

Everyone is welcome to join the cycle ride as a show of support for the campaign. The ride will end at Abingdon. Bring bells, whistles and banners if you can. Watch out for news of Radley Lakes in the local media too, as a legal ruling that may save the Lakes is expected any day.

The ride will take place at a leisurely pace.

Radley Lakes have been used by Oxonians for over 40 years as a leisure site to walk, cycle and enjoy the environment

. Npower has filled all the lakes east of the railway with ash, and now it wants to destroy the remainder in the same way, completely destroying habitat for many species of birds, fish, animal, and plant. 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 that runs between two of the lakes. The Sustrans route is to be disrupted and diverted in coming weeks as RWE npower prepares to destroy Thrupp Lake .

Please forward this event to people or groups who you think might be interested.

Further information from Jo Cartmell on 01235 534424 or visit the CPRE Website .