Date(s) - 1 Aug 2015 until 9 Aug 2015
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
THE BIG RIDE
Edinburgh to London in support of a Palestinian children’s charity!
Step on your bike and stand up for Palestine in tandem with 1,000 other fellow cyclists. Combine the challenge of cycling from Edinburgh to London with fundraising in support of a Palestinian children’s charity.
THE BIG RIDE will follow a stunning route from Edinburgh to London, clocking up an impressive daily mileage. From the Scottish Lowlands and Northumberland we cycle through Yorkshire and then head gradually southwards to London cutting a path through the middle of England. Following national cycle routes, we avoid the busiest and fastest roads in favour of natural surroundings, satisfyingly challenging distances with stops in some great cities along our capital-to-capital journey.
Two of our members will be taking part in The Big Ride. You can sponsor them by visiting their Just Giving page.
Event organiser Dermot MacWard describes his vision for the event:
“We’re planning for 1,000 cyclists to join us in one of the largest mass participation cycling events of its kind in Britain. If you do nothing else this year – dust off your bike, pump up your tyres and oil your chain for a fabulous week of pedalling and help the people of Palestine.”
Dermot is delighted to have already received a number of messages of support for the event including high profile figures such as the award winning stage, film and television actress Maxine Peake.
“More and more people are becoming aware that justice for the Palestinians is I am supporting the Big Ride as it is essential to show the Palestinian people that we are appalled by the long and horrendous suffering they have endured at the hands of the Israeli government.
Hopefully this terrific event will go some way to forcing our government to wake up and take responsibility. I wish all the participants a fun packed ride and may your bum be not so numb.” Maxine Peake
Covering 474 miles over 9 days, THE BIG RIDE will be the experience of a lifetime, offering the camaraderie of 100s of riders and a great opportunity to support an urgent humanitarian cause. The ride will raise funds for the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA).
With vehicle support provided you won’t need to worry about your luggage; you can settle into the saddle and focus on enjoying the daily distances through beautiful surroundings.
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