GETTING TO THE CAMP
The camp is now set up! We have symbolically located ourselves between the old opencast mine at Ffos-y-Fran and the proposed new mine at Nants Llesg – to draw a line against further expansion of the coal industry.
The camp’s location is marked on the map below. It is on the other side of the road from the Rhaslas Pond, north of Fochriw village.
The nearest train station to the camp is Merthyr Tydfil, which is easily accessible from Cardiff Central – the journey takes roughly an hour and costs around £5 each way.
There will be shuttle buses to the camp running from Merthyr Tydfil station on Saturday 30th April and at intervals throughout the camp. Otherwise the site will be a about a 40 minute walk or 20 minute cycle from the station.
To request the shuttle bus from Merthyr Tydfil, call one of the following numbers anytime from 12pm Saturday onwards: 07438765798 or 07438769851
Check out the options planned so far below, and if you’re organising transport – let us know! Email email@example.com
Outward journey: Departs London, Saturday 30 April @ 10am from West London.
Return journey: Departs the camp, Wednesday 4 May @ 5pm.
Price: £16 to £32 (sliding scale)
- A Shuttle bus will be leaving Bristol on Sunday 1st at 10am or 3:30pm. To sign up for a spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- A minibus is also going from Brighton. Join the Facebook event here.
- Get the Sheffield minibus – Facebook event and details here.
- Cardiff shuttle – Facebook event here.
More transport in groups
- Going from Manchester? We recommend you get the 9:10am Megabus to Cardiff then catch the train
- A contingent from Oxford will be travelling on the 1:10pm train on Sunday 1st May
- Car shares are being organised from West Yorkshire – contact Conor on 07443800437
London – Merthyr Tydfil, April 25th-30th
This April we will ride from London to the Ffos-y-Fran coal mine near Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales, the largest opencast coal mine in the country. Coal is the dirtiest of fossil fuels, and endangers our health and our hopes for a liveable planet. It’s time to invest in the renewable energy projects and green jobs which can sustain communities and ecosystems – it’s time to break free from fossil fuels.
Whether you are an experienced cyclist or a novice, on an electric bike or a tandem, young or old, there is a place for everyone. Our journey together will start in London and we’ll ride through Reading, Devizes, Bristol, and Cardiff, connecting with local communities and with other cyclists at each step of the ride. As a big team we will eat together, share planning and organising sessions, and skill-share. Join us in being part of the solution!