Critical Mass is a monthly bike ride [routinely held at 5pm on the last friday of every month] to celebrate cycling and to assert cyclists' right to the road. With no set routes and no leaders, it's simply a bunch of people enjoying clean healthy transport.
Check out the website at http://www.criticalmassrides.info/nottingham
Also, there is a discussion group at http://lists.riseup.net/www/info/nottcriticalmass
In addition to all of the worthwhile issues that Critical Mass highlights, it's a great way to meet people and perhaps do a bit of networking to promote other campaigns.
So why start from the Market Square? Well Critical Mass should appeal to anyone that rides a bike so it should start from the most central location for everyone's benefit. Plus, practically every other Critical Mass around the globe starts from a central, well-known location which makes it easy to remember and easy to find.
It's never more than a couple of hours. Bring bright clothing, lights, horns, bells, NOISE and FRIENDS.
As usual, I've tried to take a set of pictures that show critical mass to be an empowering experience. Hopefully fun to be at. A celebration of the alternatives to the existing 'car culture'.
Please remember: The next one is Friday 28th November from Market Square, Nottingham (Last Friday of every month). Gather at 5.00pm to depart at 5.30pm. Let's get on our bikes and make this, the simplest of actions, happen.
See you there ..........
Links to the previous Nottingham Critical Mass I've covered at:
CM Feb 2006 http://indymedia.org.uk/media/2006/02//334617.avi
CM 2005-2006 http://indymedia.org.uk/media/2006/02//334661.avi
Construction of the 'multi-person thingy'
Design & building the multi-person powered thingy - Nottm's Rinky-Dink Phase 2
Making flags and decor for Nottingham's Critical Mass Bike About
All bikes are go ! Nottingham Indymedia feature
Bicycology biketour pedals onwards : Nottingham Pix
Photographer - Media: One Eye on the Road. Nottingham. UK
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