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Greener Practice Tayside and Fife, Ride for their Lives

10.08.24

Greener Practice Tayside and Fife, Ride for their Lives

Join healthcare workers from Tayside and around the UK as we celebrate improving air quality and active travel infrastructure, while highlighting the need for further action to reduce the environmental risks to our children's health.

Greener Practice Tayside and Fife (a network of over 70 healthcare professionals) are collaborating with Ride for Their Lives and local community groups to cycle from Invergowrie to Monifieth to champion the benefits of environmental action for our children's health.
As healthcare workers, we see the effects of air pollution on our patients each day. Air pollution increases health risks including asthma and respiratory tract infections, heart attacks, strokes and dementia. We know that more exercise, like using active travel for commuting, can make a huge difference to our health and our children's futures. Clean air and active travel can also improve access to stretched healthcare services through reduced demand. We welcome changes that bring clean air and make it safer for people to travel without the need for a car. Low emission zones and segregated walking, wheeling and cycling routes are great news for the health, and wellbeing of our communities. We also want to celebrate the impact of the Eden project on connecting our communities with nature and will be passing the site, the V&A and The Discovery ship - one of the first climate research vessels in the world, build in Dundee in 1901 - whose evidence is still used today.

Who can come?
All cyclists are welcome to join, bikes of all types, shapes and sizes are encouraged! For those who would like to support but are not able to cycle we would be delighted to have your support particularly at the finish by Monifieth Beach.

To sign up email RFTLDundee@gmail.com.

Transport links:

The route will begin near Invergowrie train station and pass close by railway stations at Dundee, Broughty Ferry, and Balmossie, making it easy to shorten the route if you need to.

Timing:

A train arrives into Invergowrie station at 10:38
Departure time 11:00

Distance: 10.7 miles with optional further ride onto Carnoustie, Arbroath...or even Aberdeen!