Organised by Edinburgh Critical Mass, Pedal on Parliament and others, the ride which began at 8am from Middle Meadow Walk is part of a national ‘Pedal on COP26’ initiative.

Several rides have been organised from all over the UK to rendezvous in Glasgow for a Global Day of Action for Climate Justice. 

Under the banner ‘This machine fights climate change’ the cyclists – including disabled riders – will join thousands of others at a rally in Glasgow Green.

We just have one question – who is in the panda suit?