It is estimated that the gruelling delivery journey will take four days if all goes well. The two cyclists will take it in turns to pedal while the other rest on the back of the trike. Attempts will be made to hitch a lift back to London with the huge trike but it's considered pretty unlikely to work. During the trip leaflets about Indymedia and the G8 bike carvan will be distributed to curious bystanders.
If you happen to be driving from the South Coast to London with an empty van, trailer or a large roof rack, perhaps you could offer a lift. If you live on route then offers of crash space would be much appreciated.
the tr(((i)))ke in action (artists impression ;-)
up written reports. These will be uploaded to indymedia via wireless internet connectivity at the earliest opportunity. If an open wifi node is available at the scene, a webcam will provide live video streaming from location.
The tr(((i)))ke will promote DIY media and the open publishing concept and will be utilised as an mobile info point with paper publications such as Indymedia Offline and SchNEWS available for distribution. It will hopefully be a shared resource providing an convenient platform for: guerrilla video screening projects such as Lifecycles; a mobile Hacklab for open source software workshops; a visual promotion of sustainable transportation, and equipped with a few solar panels, a renewable energy demonstration.
Some key features...
- Eye catching promotion of DIY media / info point for paper publications.
- Reuse of old computers installed with freely available open source software.
- Wifi internet connectivity and solar power for off-grid mobility.
- Multicard reader to allow people to upload photos from almost any digital camera.
- Firewire - for rapid video clip / editing / upload facilities.
- Microphones for live interviews and sound-scape, either recorded or streamed live.
- Webcam to provide live streamed video images from location.
- Sound system, for live announcements or tunes (from massive on-board MP3 archive).
- Provision for outdoor screening (with access to massive activist video archive on harddisk).
This project has no funding and costs so far (apart from an impromptu benefit by Audio Trauma at the rampART last month) have been covered by by the individuals putting the system together. With it's total cost estimated at around 600 pounds, donations would be most welcome.
If you know of any possible transport to get the tr(((i)))ke to scotland for July, please get intouch.
pedal powered fool