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					           We’re not                                                        We’re not
           blocking                                                         blocking
CRITICAL   traffic – we                                          CRITICAL   traffic – we
           are traffic!                                                     are traffic!
           London Critical Mass is a bike ride that                         London Critical Mass is a bike ride that
           takes place on the last Friday of every                          takes place on the last Friday of every
           month. It is not a demonstration, simply                         month. It is not a demonstration, simply
           a group of people who decide to ride around                      a group of people who decide to ride around
           town in the same direction. There is no                          town in the same direction. There is no
           planned route – it is up to whoever is in front                  planned route – it is up to whoever is in front
           to choose where to go. If there are enough                       to choose where to go. If there are enough
           cyclists on the ride then it will go ‘critical’ – a              cyclists on the ride then it will go ‘critical’ – a
           mass of cyclists that can take over a road                       mass of cyclists that can take over a road




MASS                                                             MASS
           and ride together in safety (see over for tips)                  and ride together in safety (see over for tips)
           London Critical Mass meets outside                               London Critical Mass meets outside
           the NFT cafe on the South Bank on                                the NFT cafe on the South Bank on
           the last Friday of every month. People                           the last Friday of every month. People
           normally gather from 6.00pm and leave by                         normally gather from 6.00pm and leave by
           7.00pm.                                                          7.00pm.



           We’re not                                                        We’re not
           blocking                                                         blocking
CRITICAL   traffic – we                                          CRITICAL   traffic – we
           are traffic!                                                     are traffic!
           London Critical Mass is a bike ride that                         London Critical Mass is a bike ride that
           takes place on the last Friday of every                          takes place on the last Friday of every
           month. It is not a demonstration, simply                         month. It is not a demonstration, simply
           a group of people who decide to ride around                      a group of people who decide to ride around
           town in the same direction. There is no                          town in the same direction. There is no
           planned route – it is up to whoever is in front                  planned route – it is up to whoever is in front
           to choose where to go. If there are enough                       to choose where to go. If there are enough
           cyclists on the ride then it will go ‘critical’ – a              cyclists on the ride then it will go ‘critical’ – a
           mass of cyclists that can take over a road                       mass of cyclists that can take over a road




MASS                                                             MASS
           and ride together in safety (see over for tips)                  and ride together in safety (see over for tips)
           London Critical Mass meets outside                               London Critical Mass meets outside
           the NFT cafe on the South Bank on                                the NFT cafe on the South Bank on
           the last Friday of every month. People                           the last Friday of every month. People
           normally gather from 6.00pm and leave by                         normally gather from 6.00pm and leave by
           7.00pm.                                                          7.00pm.
Critical Mass flyer exchange                                                               Critical Mass flyer exchange
www.chicagocriticalmass.org/flyer_exchange.html   Never block emergency                    www.chicagocriticalmass.org/flyer_exchange.html   Never block emergency
                                                  vehicles! Pull over                                                                        vehicles! Pull over
                                                  Keep the Mass moving at a                                                                  Keep the Mass moving at a
                                                  steady pace – don’t stop for long                                                          steady pace – don’t stop for long
                                                  periods (although waiting at some                                                          periods (although waiting at some
                                                  red lights can allow the rest to Mass                                                      red lights can allow the rest to Mass
                                                  to catch up if strung out)                                                                 to catch up if strung out)
   Enjoy the space – talk,                        Stay calm if someone starts yelling.        Enjoy the space – talk,                        Stay calm if someone starts yelling.
  wave, wish others a happy                       We’re having fun – they’re not!            wave, wish others a happy                       We’re having fun – they’re not!
   Friday, make some noise!                                                                   Friday, make some noise!
                                                  Blocking oncoming traffic doesn’t                                                          Blocking oncoming traffic doesn’t
                                                  help the Mass get anywhere but                                                             help the Mass get anywhere but
          Mass up! Fill in gaps                   does antagonise drivers                            Mass up! Fill in gaps                   does antagonise drivers

                                                  Critical safety tips                                                                       Critical safety tips
                                                                Ride safely, responsibly                                                                   Ride safely, responsibly
                                                                       and respectfully                                                                           and respectfully

   Give way to pedestrians                        Cork side streets, but only when            Give way to pedestrians                        Cork side streets, but only when
                  if possible                     lights turn red mid-Mass, not                              if possible                     lights turn red mid-Mass, not
                                                  before the Mass arrives! Smile, wave,                                                      before the Mass arrives! Smile, wave,
 Don’t let cyclists fall behind                   thank people for waiting, hand out        Don’t let cyclists fall behind                   thank people for waiting, hand out
                 the back line                    flyers                                                    the back line                    flyers


Critical Mass flyer exchange                                                               Critical Mass flyer exchange
www.chicagocriticalmass.org/flyer_exchange.html   Never block emergency                    www.chicagocriticalmass.org/flyer_exchange.html   Never block emergency
                                                  vehicles! Pull over                                                                        vehicles! Pull over
                                                  Keep the Mass moving at a                                                                  Keep the Mass moving at a
                                                  steady pace – don’t stop for long                                                          steady pace – don’t stop for long
                                                  periods (although waiting at some                                                          periods (although waiting at some
                                                  red lights can allow the rest to Mass                                                      red lights can allow the rest to Mass
                                                  to catch up if strung out)                                                                 to catch up if strung out)
   Enjoy the space – talk,                        Stay calm if someone starts yelling.        Enjoy the space – talk,                        Stay calm if someone starts yelling.
  wave, wish others a happy                       We’re having fun – they’re not!            wave, wish others a happy                       We’re having fun – they’re not!
   Friday, make some noise!                                                                   Friday, make some noise!
                                                  Blocking oncoming traffic doesn’t                                                          Blocking oncoming traffic doesn’t
                                                  help the Mass get anywhere but                                                             help the Mass get anywhere but
          Mass up! Fill in gaps                   does antagonise drivers                            Mass up! Fill in gaps                   does antagonise drivers

                                                  Critical safety tips                                                                       Critical safety tips
                                                                Ride safely, responsibly                                                                   Ride safely, responsibly
                                                                       and respectfully                                                                           and respectfully

   Give way to pedestrians                        Cork side streets, but only when            Give way to pedestrians                        Cork side streets, but only when
                  if possible                     lights turn red mid-Mass, not                              if possible                     lights turn red mid-Mass, not
                                                  before the Mass arrives! Smile, wave,                                                      before the Mass arrives! Smile, wave,
 Don’t let cyclists fall behind                   thank people for waiting, hand out        Don’t let cyclists fall behind                   thank people for waiting, hand out
                 the back line                    flyers                                                    the back line                    flyers

				
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