Ride the Change

The cycle to COP26

In partnership with

The big UN Climate Conference, COP26, is going to be hosted in Glasgow in 2021.

We're going to cycle there, building climate action, awareness, and a community of champions along the way. Will you join us? Register interest by 10am on 27th July.

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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. To raise climate action

through riders asking for support through climate action pledges instead of cash. All riders will get their own Do Nation page where they can see their impact and how that contributes to the collective impact of the ride. Check out the MAD Seat event page for an example.

2. To build awareness

of positive climate solutions. We'll organise talks and film screenings each evening of the ride, so that you arrive in Glasgow with a strong knowledge of climate action, not just strong legs. This part will be coordinated in partnership with Possible.

3. To create a community

of climate champions, with people joining from across industries and communities all with a shared passion for climate action. There's nothing like the challenge of a multi-day ride for building connections!

Underlying all of these is our desire to influence policy makers across the UK - through sharing stories, lessons, and impact data from the ride in partnership with Count Us In we hope to add to the momentum driving forward ambitious and meaningful action at COP26.

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Details of the ride

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

Dates: 24th - 30th October 2021

Number of people: 100 riders

Distance: Roughly 70 miles (110km) a day 6 days - so this ride isn't for the faint hearted.

Accommodation: Given the Covid situation, we’ve opted for hotels over hostels, allowing riders to have private rooms.

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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):

  • 6 nights’ hotel accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts & dinners
  • Bag transport
  • Support vehicle
  • Route planning
  • Your own personal climate action pledge page
  • Building of an awesome community of climate action heroes
  • Provisional price: £850

Business package (teams):

  • 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
  • Provisional price: from £1,590 + VAT

Please note that neither options include accommodation in London or return transport.

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:

We are still hoping to go ahead with this ride in October 2021 and are keeping a close eye on the situation regarding Covid, and doing our best to make the event covid secure. Registration is still still non-binding, we will be confirming details and formalising ticket sales shortly.

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