Le Tour de Frack - 23rd June

Permaculture magazine
Friday, 8th June 2018

On 23rd June the 'Tour de Frack' will bring cyclists across Surrey and Sussex together, fighting against fracking in these beautiful areas.

Cyclists will be out in force in Surrey and Sussex on 23 June for the ‘Tour De Frack’ to say 'No' to the industrialisation of our countryside by oil and gas companies.

There are 3 routes for cyclists of all levels (16 miles, 27 miles & 55 miles), in and around the areas of Brockham, Balcombe, Horse Hill and incorporating the area of outstanding natural beauty, Leith Hill which is well-known by many cyclists in the south east.

The tour will set off from Meadowbank Community Park in Dorking at 10am, assembling at 09.30am.

Local resident Sam Chase said: “This will be a family friendly, fun day while making a serious point. Oil and gas development in the Weald of Sussex and Surrey threatens our land, air and water and our leisure too.

"The quiet lanes and countryside that so many cyclists and others use and enjoy, will be filled with thousands of lorries if this industry is allowed to gain a foothold."

“Please join us on the Tour de Frack - it will be a great day out and you'll see some stunning countryside"

For more information on the Tour see www.frackfreesussex.co.uk/tour/ or http://frackfreesurrey.com/tourdefrack/

To learn more about oil exploration in the South-East, please see Weald Action Group www.wealdactiongroup.org.uk/download-info/

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