Airdrie company Autonomous iOt was "proud" to support Conservation Without Borders at the Glasgow launch of its Round Britain Climate Challenge.

The challenge is the first ever circumnavigation attempt of mainland Britain with an electric paramotor - an adventurous expedition created by Sacha Dench, UN Ambassador for Convention on Migratory Species, CMS and founder of Conservation Without Borders, to draw attention to climate issues at home.

This ground-breaking 3000-plus mile expedition will travel anti-clockwise around the UK, ending back in Glasgow around six weeks later, and is designed to inspire and excite the nation to get involved in tackling the climate crisis in the run up to COP26.

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The official launch took place at the Glasgow Science Centre, where Autonomous IOT’s Bobby Kane, Laura Kane and John Irons joined the CWB team, fellow sponsors and local schools to celebrate the beginning of this epic adventure.

Bobby Kane, CEO and co-founder of Autonomous iOt, said: “Autonomous IOT and CWB have a common goal to help fight climate change.

"Sacha Dench and I have both experienced first hand the impact of climate change via the wildfires in Australia and California and so are highly motivated to help affect positive change. We want to use this opportunity and platform to promote awareness of climate change through our support of the Round Britain Climate Challenge.”

Sacha will set a new Guinness World Records Title for the fastest (and first) flight around Britain in a paramotor. It will also be a first for an electric paramotor.

A second Guinness World Records Title attempt will aim to inspire at least 140,001 people to take personal climate action until July 17 as part of the global campaign Count Us In

On achieving this, every participant will get a badge recognising their contribution to setting a world record.

Sacha said: “This is the first time an electric paramotor will ever have been used in a long journey - and it’s going to be an exciting challenge.

“I want to capture the imaginations of the young and old, rural and urban, and focus on answers to the climate crisis - not problems - and encourage everyone, to get involved. Just one person pledging to take an action through Count Us In will help us get that second Guinness World Record too."