Over a thousand cyclists converged on Glasgow for the Global Day of Action on Climate Justice, as Pedal on COP and our ‘This Machine Fights Climate Change’ slogan went global! Thank you to everyone who helped organise, spread the word, and — most importantly — turned up on the day to join us.
Twenty-one different feeder rides defied headwinds and sheeting rain to deliver cyclists from as far afield as Aberdeen, Inverness and Dumfries, and from all corners of Glasgow. The numbers turning out for almost every ride defied organisers’ expectations, with Kelvin Way filling with bikes of all shapes and sizes as we assembled ready for the march. This was a day that was too important for people to be put off by a little inclement weather.
World leaders at the summit may be ignoring the role of cycling and sustainable transport in fighting climate change but, as we joined the biggest demonstration this century on the streets of Glasgow, we sent a message that was surely too loud to be ignored: these machines fight climate change!
We’re still processing all the great posts, photos and videos from the day – including Pedal On COP rides in Kampala, Kuala Lumpur and Canada – but here’s a quick round up of some of the photos to give a real flavour of the event.