After lots of discussion and uncertainty (not least about when, where and indeed whether the Glasgow Climate Day of Action was expected to happen), it seems that things are finally falling into place over November’s action. And that means we can start to finalise our feeder ride plans! Lots are already close to being ready to announce, but we wanted to start with a big one:
The Edinburgh-Glasgow ride is being jointly organised by our friends Edinburgh Critical Mass, and we’re really excited to see it get off the ground. We know we have lots of supporters in Edinburgh who have missed our annual Pedal on Parliament (don’t worry, it will be back) and have wanted to get out on their bikes to make the case for cycling. This won’t be quite such a mass event – a 45-mile ride across the centre of Scotland is a bit of a bigger ask than the downhill roll from the Meadows to the Parliament – but it could have just as big an impact if enough folk turn out to show our leaders that climate change matters to them.
If you want to take part, you can now sign up via Eventbrite (and get more details of the route and organisation on the day as things develop). They are looking for a suggested donation of £10 to help with a support crew and a feed station on route, if you can spare the money, although this is optional. They’re also looking for more volunteers to help out with the ride on the day, so if you want to get more involved, get in touch with them via firstname.lastname@example.org
We have more feeder rides in the works, so watch this space for several more announcements coming soon (and keep an eye on our feeder rides page for the full list). And if this has inspired you to set up a ride of your own, get in touch!