Earlier this year a few of us (Team Sky-lark) rode from Edinburgh to London to highlight the need for climate action. We are now planning a ride, to take place the day before Scotland’s Climate March, to publicise the march in Edinburgh and the need for a climate revolution. We are looking for as many keen cyclists as possible to join us to make as big a peloton as possible.
We need a climate revolution. We need climate action now. Scotland and the world must move quickly from a reliance on fossil fuels and consuming more than is sustainable to a low-carbon future. We will be marching in Edinburgh the next day to call for an ambitious deal in Paris and a low-carbon future for Scotland.
Early start at Kinneil House where James Watt invented the steam engine and kickstarted the industrial revolution.
The ride goes to Grangemouth, a symbol of the dirty old fossil fuel industry we need to move away from.
We ride up the hills to take in examples of positive action; renewable energy at Black Law; peat restoration; community energy; other low carbon projects before ending up in Edinburgh.
Finish in Edinburgh.
We aim to gain publicity for the march and Paris – hopefully media interviews at Kinneil and photo opportunities elsewhere on route. Plenty of social media to highlight the march the next day.
The Route (not fixed)
83miles (or thereabouts) - a tough day’s cycling but plenty of stops. View the route on Google Maps.
Do you have suggestions of low-carbon community projects we could stop at?
Team Sky-lark plus anyone else. YOU? If you are interested please email Jim. Invite your friends too.