A man who changed his name by deed poll to ‘Frackman’ will start an anti-fracking trek from Blackpool Tower to London today to deliver a petition to 10 Downing Street.
Gayzer Tarjanyi, now Gayzer Frackman, 51, will make the walk to highlight concerns about onshore drilling for shale gas, known as fracking.
Gayzer will be asking people along the way to sign a petition calling for a moratorium on fracking in the UK.
Cuadrilla Resources has completed fracking exploration well sites near Hesketh Bank, Singleton and Weeton.
A fourth well is currently being drilled at Westby.
Fracking involves firing gallons of water and a chemical into shale rock to release natural gas and is predicted to generate a new supply chain in the county.
Gayzer, from St Annes, is a founding member of the group Frack Free Fylde.
He said: “Over the last nine months I have been making presentations across Wyre and Fylde to inform people of the hazards of this relatively new and highly risky process.
“The most important issue we face is the lack of an effective regulatory system and we are calling for a moratorium until proper regulation is in place and until the global evidence of the risks involved in the process can be properly assessed.
“We want the government to act now to ensure people’s health and the environment are protected before it is too late.”