It’s not every day you find yourself in the Houses of Parliament. But today, me and Si from Ride Sheffield went along to the official launch of the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million campaign – representing the Cut Gate project alongside the Peak District National Park.
With talks from the BMC and Alan Hinkes OBE – the only Briton to have climbed all 14 mountains over 8000 metres – the campaign kicked off with great support from the hundred or so present, under the watchful eyes of Cromwell and Churchill.
It was amusing to hear “we’ve even got some mountain bikers here” at one point, but said in good humour it was recognition of where we are as a group now – getting a fair say in decisions that affect us.
Take a look at the vid I’ve quickly put together featuring Sarah Fowler, Chief Exec of the Peak District National Park Authority , the ever erudite Si and some fella from Peak District MTB talking about Bob Geldof.
What a start to the campaign – thanks to everyone for your support so far. Now it’s over to you!