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Epic cycle to Rossport Solidarity Camp

category national | rights, freedoms and repression | news report author Thursday June 01, 2006 00:33author by anarchyvist - GrassrootsDissent/Shellto Sea Dublin Report this post to the editors

Too mean to pay the €27 for the bus, 3 activists took part in a cycle from Dublin to this weekend's gathering at the Rossport Solidarity Camp...

An enthusiastic send off...
An enthusiastic send off...

Hundreds of local children bade farewell to three intrepid cyclists last Sunday morning as they (the cyclists) set out on the long trip to the Rossport Solidarity Camp.

Undaunted by rush hour Sunday mass traffic, the peleton departed from a west Dublin estate, their compasses directing them in a northwesterly direction towards Trim and beyond. Their progress was arrested by the many well wishers lining the route with gifts of buttock balm and ladies' knickers for the male participant.

The Shannon was crossed and Mayo was entered. A large meal was consumed in Ballyhaunis...

More to follow...

Related Link: http://www.struggle.ws/rsc/
author by Long distance cyclistpublication date Thu Jun 01, 2006 00:53Report this post to the editors

Cool cycle. How long did it take? Where did you stop over?

author by Ratpublication date Thu Jun 01, 2006 01:01Report this post to the editors

Ater being joined by a number of other cyclists off the train in Tullamore yesterday they cycled a full 116km before holing up in a safe house in Mayo. Latest reports are that they are ensconced in a field in Castlebar, one injury is slowing them down somewhat. So no torrential rain for ye then?

http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=65696

author by Terrypublication date Thu Jun 01, 2006 03:42Report this post to the editors

The bike crew, now numbering six, were contacted on Wednesday night at 11.30 pm. They were in Manulla, which is, I think, a little south of Foxford. They appeared either delirious, or fish out of water, and were speaking about farmers setting cows on them and something called “holy water”. One commented “It is nice cycling, we are all sun burnt”. They should be at the camp by Friday afternoon, in time for the gathering, more about which is here: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/75293

author by Niallpublication date Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:07Report this post to the editors

Stick your photos up when you can won't ye, love stuff like this.

author by Long distance cyclistpublication date Fri Jun 02, 2006 13:03Report this post to the editors

So it's still possible to bring the bike on the train, is it?

 
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