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North East Ride Hexham to NSEC, Cramlington to Great North Children's Hospital

08.10.22

Following the success of Ride for Their Lives 2021, from London to Glasgow ahead of COP26, which had a well supported stop in Newcastle en route, the plan this year, RFTL 2022, is to do a ride linking hospitals at Hexham and Cramlington (NSECH) with the Great North Childrens Hospital, Newcastle on Saturday 8 October 2022. Photo by Jo Rogers.

Ride For Their Lives North East 2022

Come and cycle with us! Following the success of Ride for Their Lives 2021, a marathon ride of paediatric healthcare professionals from London to Glasgow ahead ofCOP26, RFTL 2022 will be shorter rides linking healthcare centres.


Beyond “raising awareness”, the rides will promote conversations and motivate action to address the health impacts of climate change and air pollution, particularly to protect children.

Ride for their Lives (RFTL) 2022 is a global campaign by paediatric and other healthcare providers to link with and inspire the healthcare community to protect children and patients from the disastrous effects of the climate crisis.

What: A bike ride to bring together health professionals in the North East

Who: You! Tailor your ride choose which leg(s) you join.

When: Saturday 8th October

Leg 1: 0830 arrive Hexham General Hospital

0900 leave Hexham General Hospital

1130 arrive NSEC, Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care

Leg 2:1200 leave NSEC

1400 arrive GNCH, RVI, photos, special guests

Alternative legs: Feel free to design your own route to arrive at the GNCH RVI

What to bring: Bring your bike and all you need to ride it - cycle repair kit if you have one, water and snacks to keep you going + warm layers for when we stop. Bring your colleagues – feel free to invite friends, colleagues or family members to join us.

We are individuals riding together in a mutually supportive way. The ride is unsupported and people ride taking own responsibility, but we will all help and support each other.

PLEASE EMAIL heather.lambert@ncl.ac.uk to let us know if you’re coming, and if you’d like us to share the route with you (including on Komoot or GPX)