They remained on the road, two thirds of the way along the route from Edinburgh to Glasgow, with the race unable to continue for 55 min.

The 5 This is Rigged activists used glue and chain to hold the road, and lock down, keeping the race from continuing. Officials and police worked to remove them while cyclists took nature breaks, and stretched their legs, according to reports from Laura Weislo, cycle journalist on the scene. 

    Rebecca, 28, “As a trans woman, I’ve been told I’m not welcome on the cycling track by UCI. At the same time, they allow a petrochemical company to field a team showing they have no real care for people. I take to the track to point out this hypocrisy and stand for a better future.”

    Cat, 21, “The fact that INEOS (and Shell) has been allowed to sponsor a team in the race around the Campsie Fells- which were engulfed in wildfires last month- is a disgrace and an insult to the both cycling community and the people of Scotland. “We cannot continue with business as usual while our country burns and our futures are ruined. Time is of the essence and we need to act like it. Scotland must stand up to Westminster and oppose all new oil and gas, and implement a fair transition now.”

Five activists on the scene were eventually taken into custody according to The Times UK. 


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