Nice picture of the Furzedown Low Carbon Zone stall at the Furzedown Festival on Saturday.

FLCZ Chair Giles Read (who took the photo, thanks Giles) said: “what a brilliant event The Furzedown Festival was.  The interest in the FLCZ stall exceeded all expectations, from people interested in investing to those wanting information on solar panels or just enjoying cycling for a song!” 

Competition Cakes

On that score it really is interesting to “cycle for a song” to see how much pedal power it requires, in my case 5 minutes cycling to put a “Man On The Moon” courtesy of REM.  However it’s actually much harder to power the 100W light bulb.  Some of the children trying out the bike were fascinated at the connection between their effort and the generation of electricity. Thanks again to Eleanor for the loan of her cycle power machine which has been a great addition over the last two weekends.