Earth First! organises Roll Back the Tracks Bike Ride from the 15th to the 20th of August to resist HS2 destruction
This August, Earth First! is organising a bike ride to mobilise resistance against the second phase of HS2. We will cycle in a temporary community to build long term connections to halt this ecocidal and undemocratic project. We say “roll back the tracks!”
We will cycle the proposed route of phase 2A starting in Manchester on the 15th with a critical mass protest ride out of the city from where we will follow the route via Crewe and Stafford all the way to Birmingham where we will arrive on the 19th and stay until the 20th. Along the way we will visit protest camps and places that would be affected by the trainline to bring people together to gather the strength to stop this project, while connecting to other relevant struggles and creating a temporary cycling community based on mutual aid. We will camp on fields of supportive locals with no facilities but with your help we will build a basic toilet and provide catering for basic meals.
Call out for support!
Get in touch if you can support us with funding or catering. We are also looking for places to visit along the route and people who would like to offer workshops and/or skill-shares. Get in touch with us: firstname.lastname@example.org
What do you need to bring?
– bicycle ☺
– bicycle panniers
– tent, sleeping mat and sleeping bag
– power bank for charging electronics
– bottles for carrying drinking water
– a (lightweight) bowl/plate, mug and cutlery
– toiletries and medication
– clothes to stay warm and dry
– first aid kit
– a basic cycle repair kit if you have one
– banners and flags to attach to your bike! (no XR banners please)
– cash for donations for food.
We are looking into continuing the bike ride along the second leg of the proposed route from Birmingham to Leeds from the 20th to roughly the 27th of August. More info will follow!
Drop us an email on email@example.com to RSVP or for more info.
Keep an eye on our website https://www.earthfirst.uk/.