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Critical Mass


On the last Friday of every month, hundreds of cyclists converge underneath Waterloo Bridge to take part in a fun-packed Critical Mass bike ride around London.

Cyclists meet up around 6.30 and the enjoy a leisurely amble around the sights and streets of London.

Here's a small collection of photos taken from the rides over the years.


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LINKS



« Critical Mass home
« Protest photos home

CRITICAL MASS UK:
Critical Mass London
London Critical Mass discussion list

WORLDWIDE
Global CM listing and resource
Critical-Mass.info
Wikipedia listing
Critical Mass Flickr
New York Critical Mass
Adbusters: reclaiming urban space
Critical Mass Times
Reclaim the streets

UK CYCLING LINKS
CTC - cyclists' campaign group
London Cycling Campaign
Brixton cycles co-op
Oxford Cycling Campaign
www.sustrans.org.uk

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ABOUT CRITICAL MASS



WHAT'S IS ALL ABOUT?
Critical Mass is often described as an 'unorganised coincidence'. It happens when a lot of cyclists happen to be in the same place at the same time and decide to cycle the same way together for a while

WHAT'S THE PURPOSE?
"Everyday, all over the world, people are resisting the problem culture of the car by getting on their bikes and riding, instead of driving.

Critical Mass is a celebration of the alternatives to cars, pollution, accidents and the loss of public spaces and freedoms.

Not an organisation or group, but an idea or tactic, Critical Mass allows people to reclaim cities with their bikes, just by getting together and out-numbering the cars on the road"

WHAT HAPPENS ON A CRITICAL MASS?
Each one is different and they follow no set route, with the direction being spontaneously chosen as people cycle along. Anyone is free to join or leave the ride as it pedals along.

The ride lasts no more than a couple of hours (depending on the weather!) and usually ends in a conveniently placed pub for more drinks.

Most all, they are peaceful, safe and fun!

DO I NEED A BIKE?
Nope! Critical Mass is not just for bikes - skateboards, roller blades, wheelchairs, pogo sticks - in fact any form of non-motorised, non-polluting transport are all very welcome!

FIND OUT MORE
Check out the excellent Critical Mass, London site


LEGAL GUFF:
This site is for information purposes only and we are in no way involved with organising Critical Mass. We agree that it's far better to fill the city with smoky cars and travel slower than a sleepy sloth in lead boots than to offer clean reliable public transport and encourage pollution-free cyclists...





CRITICAL MASS PHOTOS



» Police clampdown & arrests
Videos & chat, 27th July 2012


» Critical Mass, London, Oct 2011

» London Naked Bike Ride, June 2011

» Critical Mass, London, June 2009

» London Naked Bike Ride, June 2009

» Critical Mass July 2006

» Critical Mass June 2006

» Report: Cntrl London Oct 2005

» Critical Mass June 2003

» Mayday Critical Mass, May 2003

» Ride report: Richmond Park June 2003

» Critical Mass, Sept 2002

» Critical Mass, May 2002

» Critical Mass, Apr 2002

» Critical Mass, 1995

PANORAMA VIEWS

» Mayday protest panorama 2003

» 2003 360º panorama


« Critical Mass home
« Protest photos home

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