Tour de Frack Cycle Ride

£350 of £750 goal

Raised by 17 people in 12 days
Caroline Davis  Hovingham, ENG

Hello! On Thursday 27th April, two Ryedale cyclists, Stuart & David will set off on a 120 mile ride from Lancashire to Yorkshire, climbing over 6,500 feet. 

Stuart's interest in cycling has been revivied by the staging of the Tour de France in Yorkshire in 2014 and he has cycled regularly since.

David is a recreational cyclist with a love of the countryside. 

 Stuart and David are both concerned that the pleasure derived from cycling will be negatively impacted by the government’s policy of developing a shale gas (fracking) industry mainly in the North of England. This industry is a major threat to the environment, tourism and the enjoyment of cycling. All will be badly affected by the associated increase in HGV traffic which will have to use country roads to take water, chemicals and equipment to fracking sites and then remove toxic waste water.

 Fracking involves a massive construction task affecting the tranquility of the areas licensed for fracking. Yorkshire hosted the Grand Depart of 2014 Tour de France and the highly successful and internationally renowned annual three day Tour de Yorkshire. Yorkshire is now a major destination for cyclists who enjoy outstanding scenery, quiet rural roads and some challenging climbs. Who will want to bring the Tour de Yorkshire, or Tour de France through such areas once the construction begins.  Let alone cycle once the air quality and environment becomes affected?

The cycle ride will take 2 days and start at Preston New Road in Lancashire and end at the Kirby Misperton Protection Camp in Yorkshire on Friday 28th April, just hours before the Tour de Yorkshire passes through. The first 16 miles in Lancashire and the final 26 miles in Yorkshire pass through areas licenced for fracking. If this industry is allowed to develop, these regions will contain 100’s of wells.  

But it’s not too late. You can help to halt this industry before it gets established so preserving the wonderful Yorkshire and Lancashire countryside for future generations of cyclists to enjoy.

We very much appreciate and thank you your support. All donations raised will be shared equally between the Preston New Road Action Group and the Kirby Misperton Protection Camp.

Thank you from the saddles of Stuart Leach
David Davis
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Update 4
Posted by Caroline Davis
15 hours ago
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In 4 days, 4 cyclists cycle 120 miles, 6,500' uphill from Lancashire to Yorkshire to celebrate the joy of cycling in our wonderful & beautiful countryside - much enjoyed by followers of the Tour de France & Tour de Yorkshire. They will heighten awareness about the impact of fracking in industrialising the countryside and the significant increase of HGV traffic on small country roads. Dust off your bikes and join our riders for part of the Tour de Frack. All donations will be shared between the two groups protecting the sites where planning permission has been granted for fracking in Lancashire (Preston New Road) and Yorkshire (Kirby Misperton Protection Camp). Thank you
Final planning meeting & pitstop
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Update 3
Posted by Caroline Davis
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Join the peloton at any stage from Lancashire to Yorkshire.

Day 1 - Thursday, 27th April, Preston New Road (PNR) to Otley

1030 Maple Farm, PNR, Blackpool
1100 Cuadrilla Site PNR
1205 A6 crossing North of Preston
1300 Ribchester
1340 Arrive Whalley
1440 Dept Whalley
1510 Padiham, North side
1555 Colne
1705 Silsden
1735 Ilkley
1805 Askwith
1820 Otley
2000 Dinner

Day 2 – Friday, 28th April, Otley to Kirby Misperton Protection Camp (KMPC)

0730 Otley
0815 Pannal roundabout
0900 Spofforth
1040 Arrive Easingwold
1110 Dept Easingwold
1220 Arrive Hovingham
1240 Dept Hovingham
1315 Amotherby
1330 Great Barugh
1420 Kirby Misperton Protection Camp
SOS Save our solitude in cycle country
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Update 2
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Tom from York joins Tour de Frack team
Tom in training
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Update 1
Posted by Caroline Davis
2 days ago
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A week today, our intrepid cyclists begin Tour de Frack
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Caroline Davis
6 days ago

Yes, all cyclists are welcome for all or part of the route.

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Scott Symonds
6 days ago

Would other cyclists be able to join you?

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£350 of £750 goal

Raised by 17 people in 12 days
Created April 10, 2017
MG
£20
Monica Gripaios
7 hours ago

All the very best to you enjoy the ride!

BR
£10
Barbara Richardson
19 hours ago

Well done. We have thousands of cyclists at Roseacre and know fracking will devastate their enjoyment bringing thousands of large HGVs onto our quiet country lanes posing serious risk of injury to vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians. Hope the ride goes well and thanks for raising awareness.

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Anonymous
19 hours ago
£20
Anonymous
1 day ago
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KN
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Kate N
1 day ago
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Good luck!

KH
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Kirsty Hallett
2 days ago
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JH
£5
Jim Hutchinson
2 days ago
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Have a safe ride :)

£50
Caroline Davis
2 days ago
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Crossing my fingers for the most perfect cycling weather & a breeze blowing in the right direction for the uphill sections. Go, go, go

WD
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Wendy Dawson
8 days ago
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Good on both of you. Go David and Stuart. Thank you.

GS
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Geoff Smith
8 days ago
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Good luck to you hope it goes well.

Caroline Davis
6 days ago

Yes, all cyclists are welcome for all or part of the route.

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Scott Symonds
6 days ago

Would other cyclists be able to join you?

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