Want to cycle to the Global Day of Action in Glasgow during COP26? We’ve Pedal on COP rides from all round Glasgow and from far and wide. We will join the Cycling Bloc (sustainable transport) at the rear of the march, assembling on Kelvin Way from where we will walk our bikes sending out the message that ‘This machine fights climate change’.

Use our map to find a feeder ride near you – zoom in to see the routes in more detail, and click on the individual lines to get times and dates as well as how to sign up or contact the organisers.  Many of the rides will have stopping points along the way where folk can join, often at a train station or similar useful joining point. All the rides are also listed below

Keep checking this page for details as we’ll be adding to it as soon as we have final details of the rides, or if you’d like to organise one yourself, get in touch via hello@pedalonparliament.org or via our social media channels.

For your comfort and convenience, and because the facilities will be limited in Kelvingrove Park itself, we’ve created a map of useful toilet stops along the various feeder ride routes (please note that we cannot guarantee that these will all be open!).

In Glasgow

All the Glasgow rides will run on the morning of the march (Saturday Nov 6th) and be suitable for all ages and abilities. To help the organisers plan numbers, it’s helpful if you can sign up via the links provided but if you can’t, it’s not essential. 

Confirmed rides:  

From Edinburgh

Our friends at Critical Mass Edinburgh are organising a big demo ride on the morning of the march (Saturday Nov 6th). Note that this is a demonstration in its own right and will not be a fast ride; they would like to get to Glasgow for the later part of the rally but cannot guarantee it. There will be joining points along the way for those living near the route or who want to take the train for some of the distance. You can sign up here.

If you do want to join in the march there’s now a feeder ride option for that as well. This will leave at the same time as the Critical Mass ride, and work together to get out of Edinburgh, but then press on at a slightly faster pace once past the bypass to be sure of getting to Kelvingrove Park in time for the march departure. Sign up here.

Whichever ride you choose, there will be a couple of vans available for bike transport back to Edinburgh – please indicate at the time of signing up if you’d be interested. Bikes will be transported at the owners’ risk, and space will be limited but we’ll do our best to get everyone’s steed home. We believe that Scotrail will be operating a queuing system for those wanting to travel with bikes by train if spaces are tight.

From the rest of Scotland

We have longer distance Pedal on COP rides being planned from a number of different towns and cities across Scotland, some over multiple days and/or aiming to arrive in Glasgow on Friday 5th November:

  • Aberdeen – departing Friday 5 November at 6:30 am, place TBC. Cycling down – via the coastline on National Network Routes 1, 777 (Fife) and another bit of 1 – to Kinross, to join forces with them early on Saturday and later on with riders from Perth & Stirling. Contact us (hello@pedalonparliament.org) for details and contact info.
  • Alloa – Saturday 6th November. Organised by Julia Löcherbach – a short feeder ride for the Stirling feeder ride – 37 mile route in total to Glasgow. Leaves at 7:45 am from Alloa station. Organised by Julia Löcherbach – more details and sign up on the event page here and the information poster is here.
  • Contin  – departing Wednesday 3rd November to cycle to Kinross over 3 days (155 miles) and join the Kinross ride on Saturday 6th November. Contact us (hello@pedalonparliament.org) if you want more details.
  • Dumfries  – Thursday 4th and Friday 5th November – 95 miles organised by Cycling Dumfries. Gather from 8:30 am for a 9am start at Dock Park, Dumfries, riding through Drumlanrig, Wanlockhead and Leadhills for an overnight stop in Abington. Departing 9am from Abington Services via Lesmahagow to arrive in Glasgow on Friday afternoon. More details  (email cyclingdumfries@gmail.com to sign up). The information poster is here.
  • Dundee: there are now two options depending on how much time you have and your preferred pace:
    • Thursday 4th November  departing Invergowrie station at 2:30 pm, riding down to Perth along NCN Route 77 (32km/19 miles) to join forces with the Perth ride  on the next day. More details and sign up to the event page here.
    • Friday 5th November departing from the Dundee Cycle Hub at 9am (at the latest), riding down to Auchterarder (39 mile route) to join forces with the Perth ride to Stirling/Bridge of Allan (a further 15 miles). Then joining onto the Stirling ride on Saturday 6th November. Contact Dundee Cycle Forum on Facebook or Twitter for more information and to let them know if you want to join.
  • Inverness – departing Thursday 4th November, time TBC. Organised by Highland Healthcare for Climate Action. Riding down to Stirling (162 mile route) to join forces with the Perth ride on the Saturday. Contact us (hello@pedalonparliament.org) if you want more details.
  • Kinross – Saturday 6th November. Organised by Kirsteen Ross – 53 mile route. Departs from Loch Leven Community Campus Carpark at 6:30 am, with joining points at Saline, Culross, Kincardine Bridge, Stenhousemuir and Bonnybridge, where it meets the Stirling ride. More details and sign up on the event page here. The information poster is here.
  • Perth – Friday 5th (33 mile route) and Saturday 6th November (joining the Stirling feeder). Meet at 8:50 am on the corner of Perth High St and Tay St (outside PKC) for a 9am departure, with joining points at Dunning around 10:15, and Synergy Cycles in Auchterarder at 11:30. The ride will then take a gentle pace via Braco, Kinbuck and Dunblane to Bridge of Allan. On Nov 6th the group will then join the Stirling ride for the ride into Glasgow. More details and sign up to the event page here. The information poster is here.
  • Stirling –  Saturday 6th November. Organised by Philip Ward – 30 mile route. Departs from Stirling station at 8:30 am with pick up points at Bonnybridge and Cumbernauld. More details and sign up on the event page here and the information poster is here.
  • Strathaven/East Kilbride – Saturday 6th November. Organised by Guided Rides Scotland  – 31 miles . Feeding in from South Lanarkshire to link in to the Lanarkshire and Glasgow South East feeder ride. Meet at 7:30am at Strathaven Common Green. Joining points Langlands, East Kilbride Civic Square, East Kilbride Halfords, and linking in with the Glasgow South East feeder at Newton Railway Station. Arriving at Kelvingrove Park around noon – more details and sign up on the event page here, the facebook event page is here, and the information poster is here.
  • Strathearn – 4th- 6th November. Meet Comrie Croft, 10 am Thursday 4th November. Day 1: Comrie Croft to Callender (28 miles). Day 2: Callender to Dumbarton (33 miles). Day 3: Dumbarton – Glasgow. Participants will need to sort out their own accommodation en route. Organised by Comrie Croft. full 86-mile routemore details and sign up on the event page here and the information poster is here.
  • Vale of Leven – Saturday 6th November. Organised by Bonhill and Dalmonach Community Council18 mile route. Meet at 9am Bonnyhill Bridge. Joining points at Dumbarton Central Station and Clydebank Bandstand where the ride will meet with the Glasgow Eco Trust Clydebank and Glasgow West feeder. The information poster is here.

Local rides

There are also plans for Pedal on COP26 rides happening locally, for those who can’t get to Glasgow:

  • In Inverness – Kidical Mass North are holding a short (5km) ride suitable for everyone (including those on scooters and balance bikes) from Bellfield Park to Whin Park, starting at 1:30 pm. As well as joining in the ride, participants are asked to write letters to their local leaders asking for cycling to be made safe. For more details and sign up on the event page here.
  • UHI (University of the Highlands and Islands) – 1-7th November. Students and staff are doing a virtual Strava challenge to ride 2465 miles – the total distance between all the UHI partners and Glasgow – in one week! If you’re a student or staff member you can sign up here.
  • On Strava. Organised by Zwift Riders Scotland are encouraging you to log your ride on the 6th as a Pedal on Parliament ride. We can’t wait to see what the total mileage is going to be!

More coming soon!

If you’re in Aberdeen, Dundee, St Andrews, Falkirk, the Borders, or anywhere else not covered above and interested in organising something or being put in touch with others who might be interested in doing a Pedal on COP ride – let us know (hello@pedalonparliament.org). Similarly, we can put you in touch with the organisers of the rides listed here, if you have any questions or want to help out. 

Other rides to COP – UK

A number of groups (not connected to us) are planning on cycling to COP  throughout the duration of the conference and from the rest of the UK (and even further afield). These include:

And from further afield!

Let us know if we’ve missed any or if you’re planning one and we’ll add your ride here! We also have editable posters and social media graphical resources available to help you spread the word about your ride – check out our resources page.