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Low Carbon Travel Challenge

Get in on the action - Trafalgar Square 1-3pm, Saturday 4 November.

In order to minimise the climate changing impacts of travelling to London, we're encouraging you to rise to the Low Carbon Challenge! Arrive in the most creative, low carbon way possible.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Travel by public transport

  • Book a coach, sell tickets to fill the seats and cover the cost

  • If you need to travel in your car, fill it up with people, and fill the tank up with bio-diesel or bioethanol before you set off - check with a mechanic, or someone who knows about this first!

  • Cycle in. There are lots of good cycle routes all over the country. The Sustrans website has lots of information about long-distance riding, they have inexpensive country-wide maps and some free maps. Call 0845 1130065. Free London cycle maps can be ordered from Transport for London or from the London Cycling Campaign or ask at your local tube or bus station. There will be secure bike parking at the event.

  • Get your blades on, or arrive on your skateboard

  • Paddle along the waterways. For a map click here

If you are organising a low carbon journey and have not registered yet click here.

These people are already plotting and planning...


Jack Johnson, [email protected] is walking to the event from Tamworth! If you're interested in joining or supporting him along the way then email him now.

Cycling there:

Bristol: Carla Maria is hoping to cycle to I Count. Get in contact with her on
[email protected]

Cambridge: Arathi Sriprakash and friends are cycling to London, if you’re interested email [email protected]

Gloucester/Stroud: Fran and Matt are cycling to I Count, they would like to from others in the area if they want to join them, email [email protected] or [email protected]


The Greenwich cyclists will be riding to the Campaign Against Climate Change rally at the US Embassy. If you would like to join in this ride, there will be two meeting points, detailed below. The ride will leave at 09.15.

08.30 Woolwich Ferry (south side, Thames Path)

09.00 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich

The contact for this ride is Stephen Craven, [email protected]

Norwich: 7 people are cycling to I Count, 5 are from the RSPB office and 2 from CRed - a carbon reduction organisation.

They're leaving on 2 November to Bury St Edmunds, with an overnight stay in Bury, then onto Chelmsford the next morning. They'll arrive in Trafalgar Square on Saturday morning.  [email protected] is the main contact if anyone wants more information.

Kevin Meany, Henry Strivens and others are cycling to the event, email to join them - [email protected]  or [email protected]

Sustrans are orgnaising a cycle ride from the Sutton/Croyden area of South London, along the Wandel trail to I Count in Trafalgar Square.

Start in Carshalton in the car park to the south of The Grove park, next to the High Street
Leave 9:00
Morden Hall Park, Rose Garden
Leave 9:40 (4miles)
Clapham Junction, Grant Road Entrance
Leave 10:45 (8miles)
Battersea Park (outside pagoda):
Leave 11:15 (10miles)
Trafalgar Square:
Arrive 11:45/12:00 (13miles)

For further information about this please contact:
Vickie Robertson,Events Officer [email protected]

Tel: 0117 915 0125

Somerset - Withycombe: Bill Butcher is cycling from West Somerset to Trafalgar Square over 3 and a half days (212 miles), crossing the Somerset Levels and Mendip Hills, then using the national cycle routes between Bradford-on-Avon and Reading and then Reading to London. His ride is supported by the Somerset Wildlife Trust. Email [email protected] for further details.