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Retford: Anti-fracking group will cycle from Nottingham city centre to Daneshill Energy Forest at Sutton-cum-Lound to raise awareness of gas extraction

The ride will end at the Daneshill Forest site where drilling is set to being shortly

The ride will end at the Daneshill Forest site where drilling is set to being shortly

Campaign group Frack Free Notts has organised an awareness ride from Nottingham city centre to the Daneshill Energy Forest camp at Sutton-cum-Lound near Retford for on Saturday, 19th April, starting at 8am.

“The distance is approximately 40 miles and the ride is in order to raise awareness about extreme gas extraction in the county,” said a group spokesman.

“Fracking is something not many people have heard about and if they have, aren’t very aware about specific local details.

“So this is a perfect opportunity for anyone with a bike to get involved, without the pressure of getting heavily involved with campaign work.”

The ride will end at the Daneshill Forest camp site that has been set up across the road from where DART Energy are due to begin exploratory drilling shortly.

Riders are then welcome to camp overnight or take the train back from Retford station, which is 20-minute cycle ride away from camp.

For those wanting to camp, there will be a driver who can transport sleeping bags and tents if you are unable.

Organisers ask anyone wanting to take part to come prepared for all weather.

For more information, contact Sarah on 07954 13802, email Saraheanor@gmail.com or log on toFacebook and search for Bicycling to Bassetlaw.

 

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