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From: "Rowland Dye" (
Subject: STARR Latest News - KING ARTHUR !
Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 00:16:18 +0100


Sunday 13 June King Arthur will lead a MASS TRESPASS tour of the proposed route of Avon Ring Road. This will start from the protest camp site at 12.00 noon. Bring Banners, Insruments, & Creativity. A Samba Band will accompany the march which will be peaceful, coulourful, and creative. This will be an event to draw public attention to the wanton destruction of the countryside for roads, development, and profit.


This will be the latest in a series of actions organised by STARR to protest against the building of this road nightmare around eastern Bristol. This road will lead to further massive urban sprawl and car-based develpment into the green-belt and will cause further traffic growth like the M25. The route of the Ring Road destroys a network of disused railway lines and wipes out a kilometre of Sustrans famous cycleway, the Bristol & Bath Railway Path. The demo will be supported by envionomental and cycle camapigners from Bristol, Bath, and throughout the country.

Cyclists will set off as groups from either end of the Railway Path. Meet at Brassmill Lane in Bath and Trinty Street in Bristol at 10.30 am. Overnight accommodation will be available at the protest camp. There are spare benders so just bring your sleeping gear.

For Further Information

phone the camp mobiles on 0797-999-0389 or 0836-653-723
or write to STARR c/o 84 Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5BB, UK

Instructions for finding the STARR protest camp

The general area is just north east of Bristol. The Camp is next to the roundabout where the existing Ring Road A4174 meets the B-road from Pucklechurch.

By road this is easily reached from the M4 turn off onto the M32 and immediately take the first junction and turn east (left) onto the ring road. Follow the Ring Road to its end (it twists & turns a bit). You will cross four roundabouts and at the fifth the dual carriageway narrows down suddenly. You will see a construction/security compound on your right and the camp with benders & banners on the left. Park on the verges or go past the camp and pull into the first lane on your left called cattybrook lane.

Busses 48/49 run frequently from the centre of Bristol to the sainsburys superstore at Emmersons Green. From there walk down onto the dual carriageway (Ring Road) and turn south (right). In about 5 minutes you will see the next roundabout with the construction/security compound on the right and the protest camp on the left.

By bike, turn off the main bristol & bath railway path at the old Mangotsfield station. Just to make life difficult there is no name sign on the station but it has new artistic metal window frames. the quiet non-tarmac cycleway runs north towards Yate and you reach the camp after about half a mile.

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