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25th November 2021

Let the road rise up to meet you

Grace ter Haar reflects on three lasting impacts of her experience cycling from London to Glasgow during Ride the Change.

25th November 2021

It’s a Tour de France not a 1-day Sportive

One month on, we asked Matt Wood to share his reflections on 'Ride the Change; and on the linkages, learnings and connections between the ride and global climate action. 

25th November 2021

The Puncture Problem; Riding the (innertube) Change

In the days that followed this epic journey, our WhatsApp group continued to build community, link riders together and facilitate sharing, communication and bonding. Shortly after our Ride, Matt Wood developed and delivered The Puncture Graph; a handy visual representation displaying two variables: ‘total punctures on the ride’ and ‘total punctures in one day', broken down by various riders.

25th November 2021

Free Wheel North: the beating heart of Glasgow's social change

Our journey ended at Free Wheel North in Glasgow Green (although in many ways, this was only the beginning); the organisation creating a fairer, healthier society by enabling people of all ages and abilities to cycle as part of their everyday life. Norman Armstrong is the inspirational driving force behind this project.

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Joe Reid

Joe Reid

Joe Reid is the Founder of Brake the Cycle, a company that takes groups on bike tours across the UK and Europe. From epic adventures such as Lands End - John O’Groats to weekend retreats combining cycling and yoga, all their tours boast a unique, sustainability infused twist.

Adventure Uncovered

Adventure Uncovered

Adventure Uncovered influences social and environmental change through responsible adventure.

David Lyons

David Lyons

David Lyons works in communications for Tomorrow's Cities, a global research programme into reducing disaster risk for underserved communities in growing cities. Three years living on the Hebridean island of Coll in his 20s cemented David's love of the outdoors, and he tries to balance his urban-focussed job with as many surfing, climbing and cycling adventures as possible.