Dyfodol are embarking upon the Carbon Cycle again this July, now in its fourth year, and we welcome young people and supporters from all parts of Wales. This year, we’re still calling for better provision for cyclists in Wales: see our petition here. This trip has proved to be very successful (hence the ongoing support of the Co-operative to make it happen), and is a great opportunity for young people.
We’re doing it because:
- it’s great fun, and you get fit at the same time!
- we want to be able to get onto buses and trains with our bikes
- we want more bike routes in our towns, cities and in rural areas that are safer and easier to access.
- we want to tell the ministers at the Welsh Assembly that sustainable transport in Wales could be – and should be – much better
- this year we’re also fundraising for Project Mongolia
What the bike ride involves
We’ll be following the second half of cycle route 8 (Lôn Las Cymru) – which goes from Holyhead to Cardiff. You can view the route online here. We’ll be staying in bunkhouses along the way and stopping off at schools and youth clubs to tell them about what we’re doing through fun and interesting peer education workshops that we’ll design together along the way.
We’ll be meeting on the evening of the 8th of July for some bike maintanance training and to get to know each other, and setting off on the 9th from Corris, cycling to Llanidloes, Erwood, Brecon, Treharris and Cardiff Bay each day.
We will arrive at Cardiff at around midday and meet with government ministers to discuss our journey and the importance of our message. Then it’s off home to recover…on trains and buses, not bikes!