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Pedal for Paris is an eight-day bike ride from Manchester to Paris in July 2024, to promote green action and innovation ahead of the Olympic Games in the French capital.

It's being led by Sport England chair Chris Boardman and aims to galvanise the sport and physical activity sector to step up its work in tackling climate change.

To coincide with the ride, every club and community group in England is invited to sign the Going for Green Pledge to become more sustainable. Add your organisation's name to the pledge below.

Map graphic of the Pedal for Paris 2024 cycle route, starting in Manchester on 16 July and visiting Ashbourne, Loughborough, Milton Keynes, Bisham Abbey, St Pancras, Dieppe and Gisors, before arriving in Paris on 23 July

Sign the pledge

To demonstrate your support for Pedal for Paris and your commitment to becoming more environmentally sustainable, please add the name of your club, group or organisation to our pledge below. 

There are many ways you can take steps to becoming more green, from promoting active travel to improving energy efficiency and increasing biodiversity at your venues and events.

And small steps across our sector can lead to big results. Learn more about becoming more planet-friendly.

Going for Green Pledge

Dear Sport England/Buddle,

Our sports or physical activity organisation pledges to support the Pedal for Paris initiative, ensuring our sector is in the leading pack in tackling climate change.

We will promote environmental sustainability by:

  • reducing energy and water usage  
  • champion walking, cycling and lift sharing when travelling to activities 
  • drastically reduce reliance on single use plastics 
  • recycling waste and increasing the reuse of sports equipment and kit 
  • boosting activity to nurture nature and wildlife.
First name and surname
Name of the organisation you're signing the pledge on behalf of
Which of the options best describes your role at the organisation you're signing the pledge on behalf of?
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More about Pedal for Paris

Starting at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester on 16 July and finishing in Paris on 23 July, Boardman will be joined by multi-Olympic medallist and UK Sport chair Katherine Grainger and a host of other high-profile participants.

Pedal for Paris references not just the host city for this summer’s Olympics and Paralympics but also the Paris Agreement, the landmark international treaty on climate change signed in December 2015.

The aim of the ride is to urge greater action to limit global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and encourage our sector to accelerate action in pursuit of this goal.

It follows the launch of Sport England's ambitious strategy to promote environmental sustainability, including more than £40 million of new funding to promote green innovation and participation, and helping sport and physical activity organisations become more resilient to climate change.

Looking ahead to the ride, Chris said: "We’re excited to be shining a light on some of the most inspirational and innovative people and projects who are putting the environment first. 

"Climate change is already impacting people getting active so we must act now. Leading up to Pedal For Paris, we want sport and physical activity organisations to sign the Going for Green pledge and commit to new ways to become more sustainable.

"Small steps across our sector can lead to big results in our aim to become more environmentally sustainable."

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