While the world watches COP26 with varying degrees of trepidation and optimism, Transport Day gave us pause to reflect on Ride the Change to COP26; a social bike ride that saw 175 cyclists pedal from London to Glasgow to show that climate action matters.
Straight up, we think bicycles are brilliant. We need a lot more active travel, sustainable transport infrastructure and affordable slow travel – pronto. Ride the Change showed us that bikes can be more than a mode of transport. They’re a symbol of change.
Read on and see the impact of Ride the Change so far, and see how the heroic riders inspired active travel and climate pledges along the way.
SSE entered Do Nation’s metaphorical HQ (we’re fully remote) back in April 2021 looking for a programme that could help connect and engage employees with their net zero strategy and partnership with COP26.
Julia Chalmers led the charge and, with a helping hand from the Do Team, designed a brilliantly successful engagement programme. Let’s find out how they did it.
Chris Cayley is a busy man. A busy man with a bicycle! By day he’s Director of Cayley Coughtrie, a legal recruitment specialist, and by night, he’s training for cycling to COP26 in Glasgow with us on Ride the Change. Here he writes about his decision to cycle with us:
We’ve teamed up with Count Us In and the Round Britain Climate Challenge for this adventure and there’s a second record being attempted in tandem.
Alongside 140,001 (or more!) people taking climate action, Sacha Dench, UN Ambassador for Migratory Species will embark on her own record-breaking expedition to fly around Britain in a green electricity powered paramotor.
She’ll stop along the way sharing stories, meeting change-makers, and inspiring citizens to take action themselves. You can follow here.
What you can do
Who doesn’t want to say they’re a Guinness World Record holder, eh?
Ifyou’re new to Do Nation: Make a pledge between 18th June – 17th July.
Ifyoualready use Do Nation: Tell your friends and family to make a pledge on the Do Nation website. It’s that simple.
Every pledge made between 18th June – 17th July will be counted.
Is there a trophy?
You mean apart from the satisfaction of being part of a planet-championing, carbon-saving community?
Then yes, everyone who takes part gets a special Guinness World Record digital badge to proudly display on email footers, LinkedIn, social media profiles, zoom backdrop… the sky’s the limit!
Downloadable assets toshare internally and externally