Eastbourne residents are being called upon to take part in the upcoming Ice Ride to support the demand for an Arctic Sanctuary.
The Ride to Save the Arctic is a worldwide campaign that will see thousands of people take to the streets in a demonstration calling for the protection of the northern environment.
The Eastbourne Ice Ride will take place on Saturday, October 4 at 3.15pm. Participants will meet behind the Redoubt Fortress on the promenade before proceeding to Fisherman’s Green and the start of the cycle path by the Natural Fitness Centre. They will then cycle to the Sovereign Centre and back.
Everybody is welcome to take part, either on their bikes or accompanying the cyclists to the start line by foot. The campaign’s polar bear mascot will be at the Redoubt Fortress for a photo shoot before the ride begins.
The Ice Ride is part of Greenpeace’s ongoing call for the protection of the Arctic and hopes to raise the profile of the #SaveTheArctic campaign that challenges political leaders to recognise and step up to the global public demand for environmental preservation.
Rising global temperatures and the race for oil makes the Arctic one of the key battlegrounds of climate protection. In just two years, close to six million people have joined a global movement demanding the creation of an Arctic Sanctuary at the top of the world, which would prevent any industrial activity taking place in the designated area.
Ice Rides will take place across the world, from Stockholm to Sicily and Buenos Aires to the Philippines.
For those Eastbourne residents who wish to support the cause but can’t make the Ice Ride event, there is a meeting on October 21 at 8 pm in the Counting House, Moat Croft Road.
For more information on the Eastbourne event, visit the Facebook page at Ride to save the Arctic or search #IceRide on Twitter.
For more information on Greenpeace’s campaign, to organise an Ice Ride in your area or to make a donation, visit www.iceride.org.
The website also gives ideas on how to decorate your bike and some costume designs in order to transform the demonstration into a celebration parade of all the people supporting the cause.