The Glastonbury Festival has caught the “go green” bug and is promoting the idea that visitors to the world famous music festival use bikes instead of fuel driven modes of transport to get to the event this year. The Green Traveller program includes benefits like secure parking, guided rides from various towns in a 20 mile radius of the festival and dedicated campsites for cyclists.
The initiative has been developed by organisers who have gone out of their way to make this a reality this year. A dedicated webpage is being created which will let the Green Traveller know everything that they need to know as well as providing pertinent information such as the prices and the terms and conditions.
Organisations such as Team Tor 2000 and the Bristol based, PowWowPedal Power are organising rides specifically for the event but, the conditions of each ride are different so any prospective cyclist is encouraged to ensure that their plans and the plans of the organisers can work together. Visitors from other parts are also encouraged to try and make it to the festival by bike.
Other “go green” initiatives at the festival include using public transport to get to the festival and the purchase of a Green Traveller card which affords the holder various benefits such exclusive toilet and shower facilities.