Ride for their Lives 2021

Oct 2021

Ride for their Lives was the brainchild of two staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital - consultant paediatric intensivist Mark Hayden and manager Vincent Lee.

Both were concerned about the climate crisis's shadow cast over today’s children. They set out to highlight this threat by cycling from London to Geneva in the run-up to COP26, spreading the word to other health care professionals and the public, and putting pressure on world leaders to act.

Around 70 health care providers joined them for the 800km journey from London to Glasgow where the summit was held. Around the world, healthcare providers cycled over 1 million km as part of a virtual Ride for their Lives.

A key legacy of the ride is an active, committed network of healthcare providers determined to shift the world’s climate trajectory to save children’s lives, starting with Ride for their Lives 2022.