Ride for their Lives

Cycle a million kilometres for the climate

How do I join the ride?

via the Strava app (see below) or email your October distance to ride@climateacceptancestudios.com by 17.00 BST 30/10/2021


PLEASE NOTE *only join ONE group*

If you already have a Strava account you will automatically join.

If you don't, you will need to sign up to Strava on your computer or download the app and register BEFORE joining the group.

PLEASE NOTE *you do NOT need a paid account so decline the free trial at this point.*

Once you have joined the group your distance will automatically be added to the group when you cycle.

PLEASE NOTE *don't forget to start recording when you begin each ride*

You can also record your distance manually, by going to the home screen and clicking the + sign in the top left corner of the app to add a manual entry, or if using tracking on a smart phone click record, choose cycling and click start.

If you don't want to use the Strava app, email your October km distance by 30th October 2021 along with your name, job title and country to ride@climateacceptancestudios.com.

Download the briefing document to help us spread the word - or email ride@climateacceptancestudios.com for any queries

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What's the story?

At 9am on Sunday 24 October, 30 passionate paediatric healthcare providers will leave Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London on bicycles. Their destination will be over 500 miles or over 800 kilometres away - the Gartnavel General Hospital in Glasgow, the city where COP26 is taking place.

Their goal is to communicate the seriousness of air pollution to fellow healthcare providers and the public, especially families with young children. Polluted air causes an estimated 7 million deaths annually, and shares the same root causes as the climate crisis.

The journey from London to Glasgow will be long and arduous. But the journey will act as an inspiration for the journey our species now has to take. Those who protect our children's health now are riding to offer hope for our children's future. They are showing us it can be done.

The cyclists include staff from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Evelina Children's Hospital in London, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Sheffield Children's Hospital, the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle, and the Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow.

On the way to Glasgow, the group will stop at children’s hospitals across the UK for events in Birmingham, Sheffield and Newcastle. Pollution Pods, an award-winning art installation dramatising the air quality crisis, will join the riders in all these cities.

The cyclists will arrive in Glasgow as COP26 starts, where they will announce the numbers of kilometres completed by Ride for their Lives participants around the world, and hand over a suite of documents from the global healthcare community that outline the need for urgent action on air pollution and the wider climate crisis. This includes the Healthy Climate Prescription letter, which we encourage all healthcare providers to sign.

We need to act now to inspire others to act. The bigger the action the better the result. Our aim is to reach a million kilometres. Whether you work for a healthcare provider or you are a member of the public you can help. Join the ride virtually by cycling 100 kilometres between the 1 and 31 October - wherever you are in the world - in the run up to COP26.

Sign the Healthy Climate Prescription letter!

Healthcare providers - add your name to the Healthy Climate Prescription letter, signed by 450 medical organisations around the world

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We want your stories!

Share your journey with us and help inspire your colleagues around the world to join you on the ride.

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Route and Progress

Find all information about the number of people signing up, total kilometres cycled and the route our rides will be taking to COP26 here!

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Unsure or want to learn more about the ride? You can find the answers to some of the commonly asked questions here.

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Download the briefing document to help us spread the word - or email ride@climateacceptancestudios.com for any queries

Download and help us