Join the ride to Stop Climate Chaos
On Saturday 4th November, saddle up to stop climate change with a ride to Trafalgar Square for the I Count Stop Climate Chaos event.
Make it count
This date is the last Saturday before the next round of international talks on climate change start in Nairobi on Monday 6th November. Stop Climate Chaos will raise awareness of this, as well as campaigning for a climate change bill to be introduced in the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday 15th November. The Bill would require Government to commit to a Carbon Budget as a way of managing UK greenhouse emissions and significantly to ensure that these emission are cut by at least 3% year-on-year.
There’ll be a rally outside the American Embassy in Grosvenor Square from 12pm, followed by a march from the Embassy to Trafalgar Square where there’ll be street performers, a gospel choir, and speakers passionate about tackling climate change until 3pm.
Caling all cyclists! There’ll be secure bike parking from 11am until 4.15pm in Whitehall Place – see the map below for more details. Cyclists will be able to ride around Trafalgar Square from 12pm till 1pm, but make sure your bike is parked in the bike park by 1pm. Feel free to dress up and decorate your bike!
A reduction on carbon emissions could have a huge impact for cyclists, not only encouraging people to cycle but also making roads safer and less polluted to use as traffic volumes and speeds decline to minimuse fuel use.
People are showing their support by cycling from across the UK to get to Trafalgar Square – there are riders coming from Bristol, Cambridge, Gloucester, Norwich and Oxford. There’ll also be plenty of London groups riding over, so check with your local LCC group to see what’s planned – or start your own ride. There’s also a Cycle Protest, which will meet at 10am at Lincoln’s Inn Fields (south side) and ride via the ExxonMobil offices, Australian Embassy and Downing Street to arrive at the American embassy in time for the rally.
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