16 year old youth climate activist Jessie Stevens, founder of the movement People Pedal Power, wanted to attend COP26 in Glasgow to have her voice heard and bring youth representation to a conversation often dominated by older voices.

With the carbon cost of flying proving unjustifiable, the train journey proving extortionately expensive and walking proving too great a tax on her time and education, Jessie has decided to make the 550 mile journey from the coastline of Southern England to Glasgow by bike. Concerned that the upcoming COP would continue to result in a lack of meaningful action, Jessie wants as many people to join the movement as possible to make a statement that politicians cannot ignore, demonstrate how ineffective the current system of travel is and highlight the importance of people-led decision making.

Jessie's route starts in Newton Abbot on the 20th October 2021. Please note changes to route. You can support her on this section of the route by travelling to Newton Abbot, Teignmouth, or Dawlish on the 2 Exeter - Newton Abbot Stagecoach bus. You can support her by taking the train to Newton Abbot, Teignmouth, Dawlish or Dawlish Warren on the GWR Main Line or on the GWR Riviera Line. You can support her by hiring a bicycle from Exe Trail Cycle Hire in Dawlish Warren and cycling with Jessie along part of her route.

Change of start time!!!

Due to the weather looking pretty ropey for early Wednesday morning and the forecast of thunderstorms, we have decided to push back the starting time to 10am. We will be meeting from 9.30 am at the Clock Tower in Newton Abbot.

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16 year old youth climate activist Jessie Stevens, founder of the movement People Pedal Power, wanted to attend COP26 in Glasgow to have her voice heard and bring youth representation to a conversation often dominated by older voices.

With the carbon cost of flying proving unjustifiable, the train journey proving extortionately expensive and walking proving too great a tax on her time and education, Jessie has decided to make the 550 mile journey from the coastline of Southern England to Glasgow by bike. Concerned that the upcoming COP would continue to result in a lack of meaningful action, Jessie wants as many people to join the movement as possible to make a statement that politicians cannot ignore, demonstrate how ineffective the current system of travel is and highlight the importance of people-led decision making.

Jessie's route follows the Exe Estuary Trail from Dawlish Warren to Countess Wear Bridge. Please note changes to route. You can support her on this section of the route by travelling to Dawlish Warren, Starcross or Exminster on the 2 Exeter - Newton Abbot Stagecoach bus. You can support her by taking the train to Dawlish Warren, Starcross or Exminster on the GWR Riviera Line. You can support her by taking a ferry across the Exe Estuary. You can support her by hiring a bicycle from Exe Trail Cycle Hire in Dawlish Warren or Route 2 Bikes in Topsham and cycling with Jessie along part of her route.

https://httpspeoplepeddlepower.wordpress.com/

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16 year old youth climate activist Jessie Stevens, founder of the movement People Pedal Power, wanted to attend COP26 in Glasgow to have her voice heard and bring youth representation to a conversation often dominated by older voices.

With the carbon cost of flying proving unjustifiable, the train journey proving extortionately expensive and walking proving too great a tax on her time and education, Jessie has decided to make the 550 mile journey from the coastline of Southern England to Glasgow by bike. Concerned that the upcoming COP would continue to result in a lack of meaningful action, Jessie wants as many people to join the movement as possible to make a statement that politicians cannot ignore, demonstrate how ineffective the current system of travel is and highlight the importance of people-led decision making.

 

Jessie's route follows Exeter Cycle Route 2 from Countess Wear Bridge to Pinhoe and on to Killerton House through Poltimore. Please note changes to route. You can support her on this section of the route by travelling to Bridge Road, Countess Wear on the 2 Exeter - Newton Abbot Stagecoach bus. You can support her on this section of the route by travelling to Pinhoe, or the Killerton turn on the 1 Exeter - Tiverton Stagecoach Bus. You can support her by taking the train to Digby and Sowton on the GWR Avocet Line or to Pinhoe on the SWR Main Line. You can support her by hiring a bicycle from Co-Bikes in Exeter, Saddles and Paddles in Exeter Quay, Route 2 Bikes in Topsham or from Darts Farm and cycling with Jessie along part of her route.

You can support her by taking the train to Exeter St Davids on the GWR Main Line and cycling along the River Exe on Exeter Cycle Route 1 to join Jessie's route at Countess Wear Bridge.

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16 year old youth climate activist Jessie Stevens, founder of the movement People Pedal Power, wanted to attend COP26 in Glasgow to have her voice heard and bring youth representation to a conversation often dominated by older voices.

With the carbon cost of flying proving unjustifiable, the train journey proving extortionately expensive and walking proving too great a tax on her time and education, Jessie has decided to make the 550 mile journey from the coastline of Southern England to Glasgow by bike. Concerned that the upcoming COP would continue to result in a lack of meaningful action, Jessie wants as many people to join the movement as possible to make a statement that politicians cannot ignore, demonstrate how ineffective the current system of travel is and highlight the importance of people-led decision making.

Jessie's route follows mainly quiet roads from Killerton House to Cullompton. Please note changes to route. You can support her on this section of the route by travelling to the Killerton turn, to Bradninch or to Cullompton on the 1 Exeter - Tiverton Stagecoach Bus. Mid Devon Council are working with others to re-open Cullompton Railway Station. You can support her by cycling with Jessie along part of her route.

https://httpspeoplepeddlepower.wordpress.com/

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16 year old youth climate activist Jessie Stevens, founder of the movement People Pedal Power, wanted to attend COP26 in Glasgow to have her voice heard and bring youth representation to a conversation often dominated by older voices.

With the carbon cost of flying proving unjustifiable, the train journey proving extortionately expensive and walking proving too great a tax on her time and education, Jessie has decided to make the 550 mile journey from the coastline of Southern England to Glasgow by bike. Concerned that the upcoming COP would continue to result in a lack of meaningful action, Jessie wants as many people to join the movement as possible to make a statement that politicians cannot ignore, demonstrate how ineffective the current system of travel is and highlight the importance of people-led decision making.

Jessie's route follows mainly quiet roads from Killerton House to Cullompton. Please note changes to route. You can support her on this section of the route by travelling to Cullompton or Uffculme on the 1 Exeter - Tiverton Stagecoach Bus. You can support her by taking the train to Tiverton Parkway on the GWR Main Line and walking (or cycling) to Uffculme. You can support her by hiring a bicycle from Abbotshood Cycle Hire in Sampford Peverell and cycling with Jessie along part of her route. Mid Devon Council are working with others to re-open Cullompton Railway Station. You can support Jessie by cycling from Tiverton along the Grand Western Canal.

https://httpspeoplepeddlepower.wordpress.com/

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16 year old youth climate activist Jessie Stevens, founder of the movement People Pedal Power, wanted to attend COP26 in Glasgow to have her voice heard and bring youth representation to a conversation often dominated by older voices.

With the carbon cost of flying proving unjustifiable, the train journey proving extortionately expensive and walking proving too great a tax on her time and education, Jessie has decided to make the 550 mile journey from the coastline of Southern England to Glasgow by bike. Concerned that the upcoming COP would continue to result in a lack of meaningful action, Jessie wants as many people to join the movement as possible to make a statement that politicians cannot ignore, demonstrate how ineffective the current system of travel is and highlight the importance of people-led decision making.

Jessie's route passes from Uffculme in the Culm Valley, past the edge of the Blackdown Hills AONB to Wellington in the Tone Valley. You can support her on this section of the route by travelling to Uffculme on the 1 Exeter - Tiverton Stagecoach Bus. You can support her by travelling to Nicholashayne or Wellington on the 20 Seaton - Honiton - Taunton Dartline bus. You can support her by taking the train to Tiverton Parkway on the GWR Main Line and walking (or cycling) to Uffculme. Somerset West and Taunton Council are working with others to re-open Wellington Railway Station. 

https://httpspeoplepeddlepower.wordpress.com/

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16 year old youth climate activist Jessie Stevens, founder of the movement People Pedal Power, wanted to attend COP26 in Glasgow to have her voice heard and bring youth representation to a conversation often dominated by older voices.

With the carbon cost of flying proving unjustifiable, the train journey proving extortionately expensive and walking proving too great a tax on her time and education, Jessie has decided to make the 550 mile journey from the coastline of Southern England to Glasgow by bike. Concerned that the upcoming COP would continue to result in a lack of meaningful action, Jessie wants as many people to join the movement as possible to make a statement that politicians cannot ignore, demonstrate how ineffective the current system of travel is and highlight the importance of people-led decision making.

Jessie's route passes from Wellington to Taunton in the Tone Valley. You can support her on this section of the route by travelling to Nicholashayne or Wellington on the 20 Seaton - Honiton - Taunton Dartline bus. You can support her by taking the train to Taunton on the GWR Main Line. Somerset West and Taunton Council are working with others to re-open Wellington Railway Station. 

https://httpspeoplepeddlepower.wordpress.com/

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/People-Pedal-Power-100126018988466/ (14 followers, no posts)

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16 year old youth climate activist Jessie Stevens, founder of the movement People Pedal Power, wanted to attend COP26 in Glasgow to have her voice heard and bring youth representation to a conversation often dominated by older voices.

With the carbon cost of flying proving unjustifiable, the train journey proving extortionately expensive and walking proving too great a tax on her time and education, Jessie has decided to make the 550 mile journey from the coastline of Southern England to Glasgow by bike. Concerned that the upcoming COP would continue to result in a lack of meaningful action, Jessie wants as many people to join the movement as possible to make a statement that politicians cannot ignore, demonstrate how ineffective the current system of travel is and highlight the importance of people-led decision making.

We urge those joining the ride or supporting in other ways to use public transport where possible if travelling to the ride. To aid this, many of the big stops on route have good public transport access such as trains.

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The Teign Estuary Trail is a long-term aspiration of Devon County Council, forming part of the council’s Cycling and Multi-use Trail Strategy with work being undertaken to progress the design of various sections over recent years.

The first section of the Teign Estuary Trail between Town Quay, Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton was opened in March 2013. This section, while part of the future Teign Estuary route, is a valuable connection for local utility trips to work and other facilities in its own right.

More recently, the route eastwards linking Newton Abbot Racecourse to Passage House Inn opened in April 2018. This currently leaves a gap on the coastal walking and cycling route between Passage House Inn and Dawlish.

From Dawlish, the path already connects to the Exe Estuary Trail and provides a high-quality route via Exeter to Exmouth.

https://www.devon.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/traffic-information/transport-planning/the-teign-estuary-trail/ 

Pupils at The King’s School, Ottery St Mary have proposed a new shared use cycleway which follows the old railway track starting at Feniton through to Ottery St Mary. This will eventually link up with a continuation through Tipton St John and onto Sidmouth.

If there is enough local support now there is a better chance of this happening than ever before. Ottery St Mary have a good record of council, school and community cooperation in making things happen. This has been demonstrated by the successful completion of the Coleridge (Sustrans Connect 2) Bridge, which was recently highlighted as a nationwide example of community led development.

http://ottertrail.org/ 

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