Solo cycle for the climate crisis

Paul Kunert left South East London on his bicycle yesterday, headed for Carbis Bay, Cornwall ahead of the G7 summit. When he’s not riding, he’s writing short blogs for Christian Climate Action about his pilgrimage on two wheels.

I’m joining Christian Climate Action in calling on the G7 Governments to Act Now on climate change. As a kind of pilgrimage, ‘For the traveller’ by John O Donohue has helped me be intentional in my time on the road:

Every time you leave home

Another road takes you

Into a world you were never in…

Make sure before you go,

To take the time

To bless your going forth…

We’ve heard lots of words on the climate crisis. For decades. But so little has been done. Christian Climate Action will be calling on the UK and other G7 governments to show us Deeds Not Words. It’s crucial that the UK, G7 and world leaders take the opportunities of the G7 Summit and the UN COP26 summit in Glasgow in November to step up to their responsibilities. Please join us in praying that the eyes of the G7 governments may be opened; and that they act urgently to avert this crisis.

Ahead, in the next 5 days: about 350 miles, beautiful scenery, sunny but strengthening headwinds (metaphor…), some fairly flat but as I head west steep hills to climb (metaphor…), and the generous hospitality of good friends. It’s been over 30 years since I’ve done these distances day after day. I’ll report back on the way. In the meantime, our creator God calls us to ‘tend and care for’ the earth (Genesis 2:15).

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