Tour de Frack Cycle Ride 27-28 Apr

£1,165 of £1,200 goal

Raised by 50 people in 18 months

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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Together your donations to Tour de Frack raised over £1,000. This has now been shared equally between the Lancashire (Preston New Road Action Group) and Yorkshire (Kirby Misperton Protection Camp) who continue to monitor and report activity at these two fracking sites. Thank you for your support.
A warm welcome at the finishing line
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We did it! Thank you for all your support. The Tour de Frack arrived ahead of the Tour de Yorkshire, received enthusiastic support along the route, heightened awareness about the impact of fracking and achieved our fundraising target. We keep calm and carry on. Thank you for all your messages :) Caroline on behalf of Stuart, David, Tom & Graham
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Day 2 and it’s exciting with a race against the clock for our cyclists to return to Ryedale ahead of the Tour de Yorkshire.
0630 Ilkley
1040-1110 Easingwold
1220-1240 Hovingham
1315 Amotherby
1330 Great Barugh
1400 KMPC
Thank you for your continued support. Please share to help us achieve our target. We're so close. https://www.gofundme.com/Tour-de-Frack
Welcome new rider Graham joins for Day 2
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Highlights from Day 1 Tour de Frack - the warmth and hospitality of the people at Preston New Road Protection Camp and Roseacre Wood; the hill climb nicknamed "Côte de Old Skipton Road"; and refreshments at Black Lane Ends. Our cyclists have a 6.30am start in the saddle tomorrow to race back to Ryedale ahead of the Tour de Yorkshire. Thank you for your continued support. Please share to help us achieve our target. We're so close. https://www.gofundme.com/Tour-de-Frack
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Barbara Richardson
18 months ago
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Hopefully a few of us from the Roseacre Awareness Group will greet the team at the Roseacre Wood site about 11.45.

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Barbara Richardson
18 months ago
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What time are they at Preston New Road and other locations?

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Scott Symonds
18 months ago
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Would other cyclists be able to join you?

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Barbara Richardson
18 months ago

Great to meet the guys at the proposed Roseacre Wood site. Gave them some light refreshments. Fortunately the weather fair so far. Best wishes with the rest of the ride. Superb way to raise awareness. See our RAG FB page for some photos. https://www.facebook.com/roseacreawarenessgroup/

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Caroline Davis
18 months ago

Day 1 Timings: 1030 Maple Road, PNR, Blackpool 1100 Cuadrilla Site PNR 1120 Kirkham 1145 Cuadrilla Site Roseacre Wood 1240 A6 Crossing Broughton 1310-1340 Longridge 1510 Padiham, North Side 1555 Colne 1720 Silsden 1805 Ilkley

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Caroline Davis
18 months ago

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

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Andrew Kurinczuk
16 months ago

Well David and everyone else. We really hope fracking goes away everywhere and 21st century energy sources prevail.

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John Buckingham
17 months ago

Fantastic...cyclists throughout the UK must unite and do the same to save our countryside from industrialisation

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Helen Kelly
17 months ago

Bon chance

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Ros Field
17 months ago

Fantastic!

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17 months ago
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Barbara Richardson
18 months ago
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Hopefully a few of us from the Roseacre Awareness Group will greet the team at the Roseacre Wood site about 11.45.

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Barbara Richardson
18 months ago
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What time are they at Preston New Road and other locations?

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Scott Symonds
18 months ago
1
1

Would other cyclists be able to join you?

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Barbara Richardson
18 months ago

Great to meet the guys at the proposed Roseacre Wood site. Gave them some light refreshments. Fortunately the weather fair so far. Best wishes with the rest of the ride. Superb way to raise awareness. See our RAG FB page for some photos. https://www.facebook.com/roseacreawarenessgroup/

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Caroline Davis
18 months ago

Day 1 Timings: 1030 Maple Road, PNR, Blackpool 1100 Cuadrilla Site PNR 1120 Kirkham 1145 Cuadrilla Site Roseacre Wood 1240 A6 Crossing Broughton 1310-1340 Longridge 1510 Padiham, North Side 1555 Colne 1720 Silsden 1805 Ilkley

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Caroline Davis
18 months ago

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

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