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Mactaggart & Mickel Director Andrew Mickel in 453-mile bike ride to COP26

Mactaggart & Mickel Group Director Andrew Mickel has today embarked on a gruelling 453-mile cycle ride from London to Glasgow to raise money for environmental charity Let’s Go Zero.

Andrew is among 11 cyclists who are turning the spotlight on COP26, which is taking place in Glasgow, demonstrating their commitment to combat climate change, and Let’s Go Zero’s work to unite schools to become carbon zero by 2030.

The six-day London2Glasgow ride, organised by planning consultancy Iceni Projects, will begin at the company’s London office before heading through Northampton, Cannock, Manchester, Kendal and Dumfries before arriving in Glasgow on Monday, November 1.

Above: Andrew Mickel, second from middle on right, with  his fellow riders at the start of the ride

Andrew said: “The London2Glasgow challenge will enable me to show my personal commitment to tackling climate change and express my support for Let’s Go Zero. The November weather will provide some added bite and the trip should even help to offset my carbon footprint a little bit! 

“Whilst we can’t make all the world leaders listen or even attend in Glasgow, this group will be coming together to emphasise the pivotal role that COP26 will have in protecting our planet for future generations and show how the bike helps in the fight against the climate crisis.

“I am braced for a fairly epic challenge, but it will be worth it because we will be raising money for a very important charity and raising awareness of the need to work together for the environment.”

Along the way, Andrew and will meet children and teachers at the UK schools who want to be zero carbon as part of Let’s Go Zero, reducing their own climate impact and demonstrating the ability of the next generation to inspire change in their communities.

To sponsor Andrew and his fellow cyclists visit their Ridetozero Just Giving page.