Cycle to Recycle!15th September 2007

Fifty people turned out on Saturday 15th September 2007 to take part in a Cycle Ride to Say No to RWE NPower's attempt to destroy to Radley Lakes on Saturday 15 September.

There were two start points for the ride:   Oxford  where Cyclists in Oxford were invited to congregate in Broad Street , at 12.00 midday and they proceeded to Radley Railway Station, where they met a second group from South Oxford, at 1.00.p.m.

At Radley, Cyclists from the Abingdon area  and South Oxfordshire and the Witney area, gathered at the Railway Station in glorious sunshine to await the arrival from the Oxford Group.

After a introductions and safety checks, with an instruction to be silent passing the horses in Thrupp Lane, the cyclists set off to go to Abingdon passing through Radley Lakes with bells, whistles and banners.  Each member of the party was carrying a "SWITCH FROM NPOWER" notice

The ride took place at a leisurely pace with a stop by Thrupp Lake to watch a Peregrine Falcon swooping over Thrupp Lake.  The baby coots were possibly his target as they were recently hatched.  Both birds are protected species, but nPower won't care about the wildlife that is destroyed. They are only interested in a convenient cheap option to get rid of their ash.  The cyclists were determined to make their anger known about Npower's damage to the lakes, which 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 .





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