Scots climate-change champion Chris set to cycle to Paris in support of world summit

Chris McGinnis
Chris McGinnis

Chris McGinnis – Chairman of Scotland’s 2050 Climate Group – has been busy training on the cycle tracks at Whitelee wind farm near Glasgow in preparation for a biking marathon to Paris, where the World Climate Change summit takes place on 30 Nov 2015.

McGinnis, who works for Scottish Power Renewables, will join colleagues from company’s parent group, Iberdrola, at its head office in Bilbao, Spain before cycling an e-bike over 1,200km to the French capital.

He said: said: “Climate change is everyone’s responsibility and we’re all part of the solution. The cycle to Paris initiative as a great way to raise awareness and encourage others to take on their own challenges to tackle climate change. 

“I’m not a regular cyclist, so I’ve been out training to try and increase my stamina to get to the 100km target. I’ve been at Whitelee windfarm training on the cycle tracks, exploring some of the great paths close to Glasgow and it’s really opened my eyes to how easy it is to get out and enjoy cycling. I’ll definitely keep it up once I’m back.”

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