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It’s December – Time to Ride to Paris for the COP21 !!

1 Dec

Why not?

We’re into bike riding, and protesting on and off our bikes to save the environment. Aren’t you? Plus, Paris is a mere 289 miles from London (465 km). London to Brighton is 60 miles/96 km, so if you do the maths then this

=adbustersresistance Adventure!!

So, there’s still time to ride to the COP21 Climate Conference in Paris! Sadly, we ourselves are not organising a ride there, though many of us have ridden there on our own, and that can surely be done ( see our page on BIKE TOURING) – you can do it – pack your waterproofs and banderolls, wear them baselayers, and bring yer mates! It’s time for some climate justice.

However, there are some pre-organised rides going to Paris, on the 6th and the 9th. OMG SUCH RIDE. All rides have some sort of fee (for stuff such as the ferry, accomodation, insurance), but you can probably rationalise that such cost goes a long way for the environment, as well as the camradarie and group bonding necessary for voicing one’s collective opinion at world leaders, climate officials, and the like.

Ride links:

6th Dec
Time to Cycle (5 days)

9th Dec
Climate Kilometre (3 days)

Out and Loud: Bicycle Soundsystems – Ode to Pedals

11 Nov

Pedals the sound system…perhaps you’ve seen it at Critical Mass or at a protest. It was built originally for the 2005 G8 protest ride from London to Scotland! Since then it has appeared at innumerable protests/bike rides/protest bikerides, most likely in part due to both it’s impressive sound and durability: “Pedals set the standard for mobile sound with its incredible volume, sound quality, and low power consumption thanks to features like a 6th order bandpass bass enclosure, class D amplifiers, and a highly efficient horn speaker and tweeters” (Bicycology).

How to DIY your own?


History of Pedals!

Here are also some photos and links to check out of mighty Pedals through the years!


Pedals and Son of Pedals around 2008. Both made by bicycology.

At the G20 Climate Ride in 2009. Credit: Ian Gregory


From the 100 Days to Palestine Critical Mass in 2011

From the 100 Days to Palestine Critical Mass in 2011


http://www.zenatode.org.uk/ian/activism/pedals.html (up to 2010)

In two years alone, Pedals was used in: