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From LA to Glasgow - Hawkins\Brown is cycling for climate change \

To mark what would have been the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), we collectively cycled over 10,000 km from LA to Glasgow. Now, we're aiming to do it again for the return journey, covering the same distance.

Like Glastonbury, the Olympics and much else this year, COP26 has been cancelled. Originally scheduled for 9th November in Glasgow, the UN Climate Change Conference will now take place in November 2021 due to COVID-19.

Unfortunately however, the climate crisis is not postponed. It continues to affect the way we live and work, and so - despite the conference's cancellation - we want to continue to promote sustainable travel and support three outstanding charities: Accumulate, Creative Carbon Scotland and Mustard Tree.

Over 40 members of Hawkins\Brown staff therefore cycled the equivalent of the distance from our Los Angeles studio - via our studios in London, Manchester and Edinburgh - to Glasgow. A distance of 9,340 km (we measured it).

Our collective miles were logged through commutes to work, weekend rides and turbo trainers in the virtual world.

Did we 'get there' by the 9th? Well, not only did we meet our target in just 19 days, we managed to cycle a total of 14,190km before the day. As that's the equivalent of us cycling half of the return journey back to LA, we've made it our new challenge see how much more money we can raise on the return leg.

Can we achieve this second challenge? Only your donations will keep us pedalling! Donate here.

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