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NHSGGC staff join climate action cycle

Monday, October 11, 2021

Committed NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde staff are set to cycle over 500 miles from London to Glasgow to highlight the need for climate action, ahead of COP26.

Ride for Their Lives cyclists will set off from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London on Sunday, 24 October arriving in Glasgow on Sunday, 31 October ahead of the UN’s Climate Conference, which is being held in the city.

Paediatric health care workers from the Royal Hospital for Children will be joined by GOSH and Evelina Children's Hospital in London, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Sheffield Children's Hospital, the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle.

The cycle will be completed in stages, with those taking part stopping at children’s hospitals across the UK for events in Birmingham, Sheffield, Newcastle and Glasgow.

By joining together on this ride, the cyclists want to encourage others to act, establish a network of likeminded individuals and help to build a more sustainable NHS.

While you may not be able to join the physical Ride for their Lives, you can support the challenge by joining healthcare professionals from around the world and clocking your cycled miles virtually on Strava.

For more information or to sign up to join the virtual Ride for Their Lives, please visit Climate Acceptance Studios.

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Last Updated: 12 October 2021