COP26: The Bristol man taking a block of ice to the Glasgow summit

Jet McDonald set off from Bristol earlier today

<p>Jet McDonald is cycling to Glasgow (pictured) to tow an ice block to the COP26 summit being held in the city (Shutterstock)</p>

Jet McDonald is cycling to Glasgow (pictured) to tow an ice block to the COP26 summit being held in the city (Shutterstock)

A Bristol man is cycling to the COP26 summit in Glasgow, but his transport has a unique twist.

Jet McDonald has set off on the 400 mile journey whilst pulling along a block of ice to the summit across the border.

Ahead of setting off on his journey, Mr MacDonald posted on his website about why it felt it was important to make the trip.

He said: “On Monday 1 November I’m attempting to cycle from Bristol to Glasgow in seven days towing an ice block in a bike trailer to the Glasgow COP26 Climate Conference.

“The melting polar ice threatens the global ocean currents including the Gulf Stream that protects our temperate climate.

“A report this year in Nature shows this system is in jeopardy.”

The 50-year-old doctor told ITV News why he decided to set off on the journey with the block of ice.

He said: "I thought towing an ice block would make a really strong, visual statement that might grab some attention and give me something heavy to carry all the way to Glasgow."

He added: “If the world leaders and Boris would like to accept my ice block I’d be very happy to share it with them and let’s have a chat about making it melt less quickly.”

The COP26 summit began in Glasgow yesterday with the arrival of some of the world’s most powerful leaders and will continue until Friday, 12 November.