AN INTREPID group of Wee County cyclists made their way to Glasgow over the weekend to spread the message that the use of bikes can fight climate change.

Various rides joined together over the course of the morning of Saturday, November 6, from Alloa, Stirling, Dundee, Invergowrie, Perth and Kinross.

They cycled to Glasgow to join with cyclists from all over Scotland as part of a mass mobilisation in the city.

Organised by several locals, those feeder rides are part of the national Pedal on COP initiative by grassroots cycle campaign Pedal on Parliament.

Julia Loecherbach, organiser of the Alloa ride, said: "We want to send a signal to the world and to decision makers at COP26 that we already have a very powerful tool to help solve the climate emergency in the form of the humble bicycle.

"Enabling more people to make short journeys by bike instead of by car is an effective way to reduce carbon emissions.

"This requires investment in safe and joined-up infrastructure."

Rides were organised by individuals and groups from across Scotland to reach Glasgow in time for the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice.

Cyclists joined others to march through the city centre and rally in Glasgow Green.

The march, organised by the COP26 Coalition, is bringing together groups from indigenous groups to youth climate strikers to make the case for global climate justice as world leaders attend the UN COP26 conference in Glasgow.

Speaking ahead of the ride Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife who planned to join the ride, said: "The climate emergency is already having devastating effects across the world, and without radical change the situation will only get worse.

"We urgently need to decarbonise transport, one of the largest sources of emissions and improved cycling infrastructure is a simple and effective part of the solution.

"Cycling and walking is cheap, efficient, healthy and clean but we need to invest to make streets as accessible as possible.

"Lower speed limits and cycle routes segregated from traffic will help make it an obvious everyday choice.

"Councils also need more ambitious plans for new routes such as the Kings Highway between Balloch and Stirling. The funding is there from the Scottish Government if they choose to act now.

"The clock is ticking on the climate emergency, but there's still time and that's why thousands have come to Glasgow to demand the urgent action we need."

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