November 2010

Ride Planet Earth: Cancelled

Update 2 Dec: Due to the expected weather conditions, with ice on the roads, we have reluctantly cancelled the ride and the lunch.  Everyone who registered has been notified by email.   Hope to see you on next year’s ride!

Join our December 5th ride, along with other cities worldwide, such as Shanghai, Cape Town, Istanbul, New York … to highlight the Mexico climate talks …

Ride Planet Earth is a worldwide grassroots campaign highlighting cycling as a practical, visible action people can take to reduce carbon footprints. RPE encourages local events during international climate negotiations, and publicises concerned citizens who cycle vast distances to raise awareness, like founder Kim Nguyen’s 2009 Australia->Asia->Copenhagen ride.  RPE’s motivation is “the commitment ordinary people have to protecting the planet for future generations … and raising awareness about climate change impacts on the developing world.”  RPE is all-volunteer, and is funded by personal donations.

The international grass-roots roots nature of RPE is its real inspiration. Photos from Edinburgh’s 2009 ride appear at, alongside RPE rides from Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas.

Join our Dec 5 ride during the Mexico 2010 climate talks.  Note this is not a short ‘demo’: it is a Spokes winter Sunday ride of 20ish miles [so your bike must be in good order, and if under 14 you must come with an adult].

Our members Mark Lazarowicz MP and [still to be confirmed] Sarah Boyack MSP [both long-time climate campaigners and regular bike users] will speak briefly at lunch.

Meet: 10am, Usher Hall, Lothian Rd [keep pavement clear!]

Lunch: 12.30 at Out of the Blue, Dalmeny St. Lunch is £6.50 [soup/sandwiches/tea/coffee/cake].

You must book: to ensure enough lunches for everyone: Email with names & any diets [subject line Ride Planet Earth] or phone 313 2114  [you can pay at the lunch].

More info: email or phone as above.

If it’s too wet or snowy: please come to your booked lunch anyway.

If 20 miles is too far: please book & come to lunch!

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