COP26: Cycling fights climate change
At the beginning of November, the world’s attention will be on Glasgow as world leaders descend upon the city for the United Nations COP26 climate summit.
On 6 November, during the COP26 conference, Cycling UK is joining millions of others in a day of global action, to tell governments that cycling offers huge potential to cut climate emissions, and that active travel must be urgently embraced as part of the solution to the climate crisis.
Transport is the UK's biggest polluting sector, accounting for 27% of the UK's greenhouse gas emissions.
This can be significantly reduced if more people are enabled to cycle more often.
COP26 should provide the impetus for local and national governments to urgently and significantly increase their investment in cycling, to deliver comprehensive and safe networks of cycle lanes, and to enable people to choose to cycle for their everyday journeys.
We know that cycling fights climate change - it's time for our politicians to make that possible.
COP26 feeder rides
We've gathered together some of the planned COP26 feeder rides which you can join - this isn't a complete list, and if you're planning a ride which isn't listed here, please register it or let us know.
If there isn't a ride near you, why not organise one yourself to a local COP26 event.
Virtual feeder rides you can join on Strava
Feeder rides to the COP26 Global Day of Action march and rally in Glasgow:
|Starting location||Organiser||Feeding to...||Distance (miles)|
|Lanarkshire and Glasgow South East||Go Bike||Glasgow march and rally||18|
|Glasgow South||Glasgow Southside Women Road Cycling||Glasgow march and rally||12|
|Paisley and Glasgow South West||CTC/Cycling UK Glasgow||Glasgow march and rally||12|
|East Dunbartonshire and Glasgow North West||Friends of Bearsway||Glasgow march and rally||7|
|North East Glasgow||On Bikes||Glasgow march and rally||7|
|Clydebank and Glasgow West||Glasgow Eco Trust||Glasgow march and rally||6.5|
|Dumfries (2 day ride)||Cycling Dumfries||Glasgow march and rally||95|
|Kinross||Kirsteen Ross||Glasgow march and rally||53|
|Stirling||Philip Ward||Glasgow march and rally||30|
|Strathaven/East Kilbride||Guided Rides Scotland||Glasgow march and rally||31|
|Edinburgh||Critical Mass Edinburgh||Glasgow rally||45|