UK–Ukraine cycle tour
UK to Ukraine cycle tour
Concept / Photography / Design / Cycling bloody miles
Setting out from Hinkley Point Power Station in Somerset I cycled to the Ukraine. It was my attempt at protesting to the expansion plans for Hinkley and highlighting that investment in renewable energy is surely a better idea. I wanted to reach the Chernobyl site at Prypiat. Alas, I couldn't get into the exclusion zone – they weren't keen to let a solo cyclist through back then. Now things are slightly different, with paying tourists being bused directly into the site. Not all has changed though. In 2002, the year of this ride, the plan to expand Hinkley was refused by the County Council. Now however, it is firmly back on the agenda with this Government agreeing to underwrite the Hinkley expansion to the tune of £16 billion. Madness.
Collaborators: Focal Point Photo Services / St Johns Street Cycles / FORCE cancer charity