Cycling to Fight Climate Poverty
One of the most exciting things to happen today, was the finish of the Bike for Earth Goes to Bali event, that saw 100 cyclists ride form Jakarta to Bali, promoting the use of cycling for transportation, as a way that ordinary Indonesian people can help in the fight against Climate Change.
The 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 the eve of the United Climate Change Conference.
On their finish at Nusa Dua the cyclists were warmly welcomed by the Indonesian Minister for Welfare and the Governor of Bali, who gave the cyclists a special blessing, followed by a tree planting to commemorate the ride.
Oxfam was proud to be one of the organisations behind this event, and our Indonesian based campaigner, Rully Prayoga, was at the finish line with a video camera to capture the moment as they rode over the finish line.
Watch Rully’s video report from the finish line of Bike for Earth goes to Bali.