British cyclists against nuclear weapons

This video from Britain says about itself:

Wheel Stop Trident

13 March 2015

The UK government is planning to spend £100 billion on new nuclear weapons, at a time when so many public services are experiencing massive cuts.

We are cycling from London to Burghfield near Reading where the government produces and maintains its totally useless and immoral ‘Trident’ nuclear weapons. We want to raise awareness about this outrageous privatization of public money.

Find out more on our blog.

By Peter Lazenby in Britain:

Cyclists set off on 60 mile protest ride against nukes

Saturday 28th March 2015

ANTI-NUCLEAR activists are mounting a two-wheeled protest against Trident by cycling 60 miles from London to Britain’s nuclear bomb factories at Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire.

Aldermaston and Burghfield manufacture warheads for the nuclear submarine programme.

The cyclists left from the symbolic start point of arms giant Lockheed Martin’s offices near Piccadilly Circus yesterday.

The trek will take two days, and en route the cyclists will visit communities affected by government cuts and visit the offices of other arms companies profiting from government subsidies.

Parliament is due to give the go-ahead for updating the controversial system in 2016, at a cost to the taxpayer of more than £100 billion.

But even though Parliament has yet to give formal approval, advance work on the modernisation is known to have started at Aldermaston.

Among the cyclists is Ian Pocock, a long-time campaigner against the arms trade, from London.

Mr Pocock, who was recently made redundant, told the Morning Star that the aim was to put a focus on the insanity of Trident in the run-up to the general election.

“We hope the politicians will listen and realise that Trident is totally immoral, offensive and a waste of money,” he said.

The cyclists have called their trek “Wheel Stop Trident.”

Stopping-off points include Ealing Hospital, which is facing the closure of its maternity unit.

“Ealing Hospital’s future is still uncertain,” said Laura Stringhetti of Ealing Save Our NHS.

“The government tells us that austerity is necessary as there is no money left, while there is money for nuclear weapons and wars.”

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