Cyclists rode between oil drilling sites in the Weald of southern England to raise awareness of their concerns about pollution and industrialisation.
The Tour de Frack passed sites in Surrey at Brockham (Angus Energy), Horse Hill (Horse Hill Developments Ltd), Bury Hill Wood (Europa Oil and Gas) and in Sussex at Balcombe (formerly operated by Cuadrilla, now Angus Energy).
Lorraine Inglis, of organisers Weald Action Group, said:
“We were all extremely delighted with the turnout and the carnival atmosphere of the tour. It was an important event to highlight what the oil and gas industry have planned for our beautiful area which is highly popular with cyclists from all over the country.
“We know that the development of this drilling will have a major impact on all of our communities whether it be environmental, health, or our house prices, and it is imperative that this information is heard far and wide.
“Congratulations to everyone who took part, especially the 57 mile ride which took in all drill sites Brockham, Horse Hill, Balcombe before finishing up at Leith Hill.”
Brockham village green
Coldharbour near Bury Hill Wood