The Love to Ride Blog

Creating a more bike friendly world

The Great Ormond Street Hospital has successfully implemented Love to Ride programmes to improve team morale, increase health outcomes, and reduce carbon emissions.

With the onset of the COVID pandemic, the team at GOSH made a bold decision: to promote active transport and healthier living among its staff.  At the same time, they focused on improving the London cycling infrastructure.

Enthusiastic staff members have shared why they participate in Love to Ride programmes:

  • 77% seek to enhance their overall fitness.

  • 44% desire to improve their general health.

  • 43% relish the opportunity to experience the great outdoors.

From the beginning, GOSH made a clear commitment to diversity and inclusivity, and it has paid off. Over 60% of riders are female—a remarkable stat given that cycling is traditionally male-dominated.

During the 2023 Cycle September challenge, GOSH came in 1st in their category (2,000+ staff members). Congratulations to the team for their outstanding accomplishment!

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Team Enthusiasm:

A great cycling-specific, energising escape from work!

-Leianora M., Heart & Lung  Department


It was a great experience! I will keep cycling :)

-Sarah C. Medicines, Therapies & Tests Department


Final Stats:

GOSH All time stats


More stories from the frontlines:

GOSH riders


Several GOSH riders cycled most of the boundary of the ULEZ expansion zone.

This bit was climbed.

- GOSH cyclist during the Cycle September 2023 Challenge




Interested in learning more?

Want to know how you can leverage a Love to Ride program to encourage and support more of your staff to ride bikes?

Learn more about Love to Ride for government and municipalities  here.

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And if you'd like to share your bike story, you can do so on our stories feed - you never know whom you may inspire to ride!


Published on: 17, Jul 2024

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