a bicycle ride to celebrate consuming less and cycling/having fun more!

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nes
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Nov 19 2006 18:40
a bicycle ride to celebrate consuming less and cycling/having fun more!

whats the point of robbery when there's nothing worth stealing (adam ant had it right)..
nothing worth buying and nothing worth stealing..
lets call the whole thing off! and just ride our bikes...

Saturday November 25th 2006 is Buy Nothing Day - it's a day where you
challenge yourself, your family and friends to switch off from shopping
and tune into life for a day - anyone can take part provided they spend a
day without spending!

The challenge easy - try simple living for a day. Spend time with family
and friends, rather than spend money on them. It may sound boring and
cliche, but love is one thing money can't buy.

Buy Nothing Day also exposes the environmental and ethical consequences of
consumerism. The developed countries - only 20% of the world population
are consuming over 80% of the earth's natural resources, causing a
disproportionate level of environmental damage and unfair distribution of
wealth.

As consumers we need to question the products we buy and challenge the
companies who produce them. What are the true risks to the environment and
developing countries? It's our responsibility to look for simple solutions
and Buy Nothing Day is a good place to start.

Buy Nothing Day isn't about changing your lifestyle for just one day - we
hope it will be a lasting relationship - maybe a life changing experience?
We want people to make a commitment to consuming less, recycling more and
challenging corporations to clean up and be fair. Modern consumerism might
offer great choice, but this shouldn't be at the cost of the environment
or developing countries.

Buy Nothing Bike Ride
This year we thought it would be good to do something nice and fun
for ourselves instead of buying things.. and basically we thought a nice
bike ride would be good. We will meet at 11am on saturday 25th nov at the
basement, 24 lever st and go for a nice (none buying things) bike ride
together..

from the basement we can ride out to cheshire (we thought cheshire would be
good as its mostly flat so it means its easy for everyone to participate)
dont worry if you're not uber fast others will be riding that are similar
speeds and we can either stay together and keep at a reasonable pace for
everyone or split into groups as we ride according to speed and then all
meet up for lunch- we can decide this on the day..

we thought it would be good to have lunch at tatton park (bring a packed
lunch!).. obviously its november and so might be rainy or cold so come
wearing suitable clothing!

it will be a lovely way to celebrate buy nothing day- doing something fun
and free and spend some time in the lovely countryside and socialise with
other cyclistas! maybe this could even be the start of a cm cycling club!

hope to see you there..

On November 25th people in around the UK will make a pact with themselves
to take a break from shopping as a personal experiment or public statement
and the best thing is - IT'S FREE!!! There is only one rule - anyone can
take part, provided they don't shop on Saturday November 25th!

For more info see

www.velorution.x21.org.uk
Website: www.buynothingday.co.uk

fixd
- e-mail: http://lists.riseup.net/www/info/manccriticalmass
- Homepage: http://velorution.x21.org.uk

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Nov 19 2006 18:48
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On November 25th people in around the UK will make a pact with themselves to take a break from shopping as a personal experiment or public statement and the best thing is - IT'S FREE!!!

mate riding a bike around and not doing very much generally is unless you have rented the bicycle. It doesn't sound like a great deal. have you been charged for riding a bike recently?

what am i missing here?

I spent over £100 on presnts for myself and others at the weekend with money accumulated by a job of work given a relatively arbitrary financial value. Its the most i've ever spent shopping, and it felt really good. perhaps ur not shopping right? It did take practice for me.

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Nov 19 2006 19:19
nes wrote:
we thought it would be good to have lunch at tatton park (bring a packed lunch!)

you allowed to buy the packed lunch, or are you just meant to randomly find one?

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Nov 19 2006 21:05
gav wrote:
nes wrote:
we thought it would be good to have lunch at tatton park (bring a packed lunch!)

you allowed to buy the packed lunch, or are you just meant to randomly find one?

You'd have to steal each others. This is why anarchism could never work, you see.

Mike Harman
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Nov 19 2006 22:47
gav wrote:

you allowed to buy the packed lunch, or are you just meant to randomly find one?

Don't be silly gav, you skip it! roll eyes

nes
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Nov 20 2006 11:35

do what you want.. just bring food so you dont starve.. i guess really seing as we're in the countryside we should all just scavenge for nuts and berries and drink each others piss or something but i reckon im just gonna bring sarnies..sorry..

nes
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Nov 20 2006 11:38

by the way a touring bike would be the best type of bike to bring, we will go on roads and on the tpt.. no hills..