Haringey Critical Mass Bike Ride 2005

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Can't make it to Scotland? Didn't get tickets to Geldof's fancy dress? Don't despair...join us on 2nd of July for the 2005 Haringey Critical Mass. A leisurely ride down the Green Lanes to reclaim our streets and send a breath of fresh air to those meeting in Gleneagles.

HARINGEY CRITICAL MASS BIKE RIDE 2005
For Clean Air and a 'Safe' G8
Assemble 12.00 Noon
Saturday 2nd July
Manor House
All Welcome: especially cycles, scooters, wheelchairs, skateboards, rollerblades, pedestrians…
Finishing at Chestnuts Park for picnic
Supported by Haringey Solidarity Group www.haringey.org.uk

WHY HAVE A CRITICAL MASS BIKE RIDE IN HARINGEY?

We are joining together on a Critical Mass Bike Ride through Haringey as a colourful and fun way of highlighting environmental and transport issues in the borough. In a week when the G8 are gathering in Scotland we should also be focusing on the global crisis of climate change and environmental impacts of oil dependency:

· It’s time we reclaimed our streets from the traffic and congestion, which cause toxic levels of pollution injury and death.
· We want cycle lanes on the Green Lanes and all over Haringey to make cycling a safer more viable form of transport.
· We want measures in place to reduce traffic speeds on all roads in Haringey, where dangerous driving is regularly putting cyclists, children and pedestrians at risk.

WHAT’S THE G8 GOT TO DO WITH THIS?

· The G8 (Group of eight, most industrialized nations) Summits are hosted, on rotation, by the group’s member states. In 2005 the summit is to be held in the UK at Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland.
· While it seems to be in the news a lot, Climate Change is perhaps the issue that has received least attention compared to the scale of destruction that life on earth is facing. It is the most serious problem facing the world, more serious than international terrorism, says the UK Government’s chief scientific advisor.
· Climate change needs to be higher on the G8 agenda. However we cannot leave it just to the scientists and politicians to dismantle the carbon machine.
· This bike ride aims to highlight this issue through action and the promotion of cycling.

Let’s celebrate the freedom and pleasure of travelling by bike – it’s much more fun and much healthier than being stuck in a car in a traffic jam. This will be a fun day out for everyone in a safe, supportive, positive atmosphere, showing how much safer and pleasanter our streets can be…

COME AND JOIN US!

If you feel it’s time to promote cycling, other alternative forms of transport and send a message to those meeting in Gleneagles join us on 2nd July…or if you would like to get involved contact HSG
www.haringey.org.uk