TNEI Race to COP26 – Challenge complete!

28 Oct 2021

In the lead up to COP26, TNEI colleagues have been completing their Race to COP 26 challenge, clocking up the distance from Madrid, where COP25 took place, to Glasgow, the host city of COP26. Our team of 20 have been swapping their suits for boots to clock up the 1500 miles by any active and non-powered means, logging their progress on our Strava club.

TNEI has made a pledge to buy protected land with the World land Trust through this challenge. Each acre of threatened habitat purchased will be protected for wildlife in perpetuity–saving endangered species from extinction, tackling climate change and safeguarding some of the world’s last remaining wilderness.

Our team did everything they could to get to their target including running, paddle boarding, rollerblading, cycling, skiing to name a few!

How did we do?

As we approach COP26, the team have covered 3,242 Miles, completing the journey over two times. As a result we have acquired 10 acres of land with the World land Trust.

Watch a round up of our activities here

Crunching the numbers

  • 3, 242 miles (Glasgow to Madrid, 2+ times)!
  • 20 people
  • 1 team
  • 242,900 feet of elevation (that’s the equivalent of climbing Ben Nevis 55 times)!
  • 289,693 calories burned (that’s the equivalent of 4,389 cans of Irn Bru)!

Most importantly, we are now in Glasgow for COP26 ready to hear what our world leaders are planning to do to address the climate emergency.