Solo Cycle for the Climate Crisis – Day 4

Made it up the hill from Sidmouth – those who know it, would probably say Peak Hill is not ideally tackled after 75 already-gruelling miles…

Fast forward through yesterday – 115 miles from Exmouth to Truro. Steep ascents coming out of Exeter – never good when the satnav says ‘continue on six mile hill ‘ – until midday, then a long downhill; then repeat… Have decided to love the uphill (because there’s always a downhill) and to savour the downhill. Arrived in Truro at 10pm last night.

‘I look at the hills: where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, maker of heaven and earth.’ – Psalm 121. 

Had a conversation with a man in a pub – turns out he runs a big investment company. His company’s carbon footprint is well below ‘benchmark’. But, he wonders, does his company’s low carbon footprint mean less CO2 is pumped out in what he calls ‘the real economy’? Sadly not. Prescription: lobby, campaign, protest for government to change the rules of the game in favour of low carbon energy and industries. Investors will invest where it’s profitable; come on G7: let’s give investors something good to invest our pension funds in! 

When I look at the size of the challenges I’m daunted.

I look at the threats of climate change; where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, maker of heaven and earth.

On today to Carbis Bay…

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