Ride the Change

Cycle to COP26: 24 - 30 October 2021

In partnership with

Cycling from London to Glasgow for climate action.

The big UN Climate Conference, COP26, is going to be hosted in Glasgow in November 2021. We're going to cycle there, building climate action, awareness, and a community of champions along the way.

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The greatest danger to our future is apathy." – Jane Goodall

Goals of the ride

Aside from simply having a fun adventure while exploring the UK by bike, we have three direct goals for the ride:

1. Connect

Build a community of climate champions, through the shared challenge of the ride

2. Experience

Experience the positive impact we can all have by showing leadership on climate action, through raising climate action pledges to support the challenge*.

3. Influence

By sharing the story of the ride, the communities we pass through, and the carbon savings we inspire, we aim to inspire individuals to take action and to influence decision makers to be bolder in their climate commitments.

*All riders have their own Do Nation page where they can invite people to support them with climate action pledges, see their combined impact, and how that contributes to the collective impact of the ride. Take action to support a rider today.

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Details of the ride

Please note the following details are subject to change, but the current plan is:

Dates: 24th - 31st October 2021

Distance: Roughly 70 miles (110km) a day 7 days - though you can choose to join for as many days as you like.

Route: The route will break down into the following days:

  1. London to Oxford - Sunday 24th Oct
  2. Oxford to Coventry - Mon 25th
  3. Coventry to Stoke on Trent - Tue 25th
  4. Stoke on Trent to Preston - Wed 27th
  5. Preston to Penrith - Thur 28th
  6. Penrith to Dumfries - Fri 29th
  7. Dumfries to East Kilbride - Sat 30th
  8. East Kilbride - Glasgow Centre - Sun 31st (just 10 miles!)

Accommodation: Not included, allowing flexibility for you to book your preferred accommodation options. We'll provide a list of recommendations.

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I've yet to find a platform that makes it as easy (or explains the impact) to make positive changes as well as Do Nation. And I love the idea of pledging actions not cash." - Paul Coverdale

Prices & what's included

You can either sign up as an individual or as an organisation or team.

Standard package (individuals): £350 full ride, or £60 for one day

  • Daily route plan
  • Lunch each day
  • Bag transport
  • Support vehicle
  • Your own personal climate action pledge page
  • Ride WhatsApp and Strava groups
  • Ride cap and number
  • Accommodation recommendations
  • Professional photos
  • Building of an awesome community of climate action heroes

Business package (teams): from £910

  • Standard package plus:
  • Impact report showing impact of climate pledges made in support of your riders
  • Business name listed in ride materials and press releases
  • Comms pack including ride photos and videos

In order to make costs accessible to as wide a range of riders as possible, we're seeking sponsorship from like minded, climate-conscious companies to help subsidise the costs. If you're interested, please get in touch for more info.

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Covid-19 update:

Covid-19 certainly put a pause on things for a while, but we're now planning to go ahead with this ride in October 2021. We're keeping a close eye on the situation regarding Covid, and doing our best to make the event covid secure.

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