Riding 1447 kilometers to Fight Climate Poverty

November 14, 2007 at 2:01 pm 3 comments

Indonesia’s “Bike for Earth” cyclists get ready to ride to Fight Climate Poverty. Photos Ari Margiono/OxfamThe Indonesian President, Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, officially launched Bicycle for Earth Goes to Bali” on November 11 in the capital city of Jakarta.

The President and the First Lady also took part in the first stage of the ride along with, Indonesian government ministers, celebrities, members of the public and of course the official Bicycle for Earth Goes to Bali team of 50 riders. View a slide show of more images from the launch of the ride.

The team will cover 1447 kilometers (899 miles) in 23 days and visit 44 Indonesian cities to raise awareness amongst the Indonesian public, on how riding a bicycle for transport can help fight climate change. The cyclists end their ride in Nusa Dua, Bali, to coincide with the start of the United Nations Climate Change Conference on December 3.

Oxfam is just one of the organizations supporting this ride and we think it shows how a combination of personal and government action is needed to combat Climate Change and its impacts. We wish the cyclists well and will be welcoming them when they finish their ride in Nusa Dua.

A team of Oxfam campaginers will be blogging with the latest updates from the bike ride and lots of other news from the United Nations Climate Change Conference over the next 4 weeks, so keep coming back for more news or subscribe to our special Climate Change news feed.

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  • 1. Miles Tone  |  November 14, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    Glad to see that Indonesian president get on his bike. i’ve started walking to work recently instead of driving my car to cut my emissions so i want world leaders to get their act together too. hope he keeps it up though after the conference and it’s not just for show.

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  • 2. craigdurkee  |  November 15, 2007 at 9:24 am

    awesome work guys

    I have just done a 1000km trip myself see the action on http://bicyclecommute.wordpress.com/2007/11/07/melbourne-to-sydney-for-charity/

    once again great work

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  • […] ride, which saw the first stage of the Jakarta leg being led by Indonesian President, Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono , has traveled over 1,700 km in the last three weeks and arrived on […]

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