Date(s) - Sat 6 August - Mon 8 August
JOIN US TO CYCLE FROM BRISTOL, OR GLOUCESTER TO BIRMINGHAM TO RAISE AWARENESS OF AND SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINE. All abilities welcome!
You can read full details below and please click here to book: http://www.redspokes.co.uk/thebigride/itinerary-tour-4.php
The Big Ride is an initiative by supporters of the Palestinian people which combines a love of cycling with practical solidarity and awareness raising, especially around the plight of children in Gaza.
In 2015 we were motivated to organise a marathon 450 mile, nine day cycle ride from Edinburgh to London, involving more than 200 participants and supporters which raised £65,898 for the Middle Eastern Children’s Alliance.
Along the length of the route we were greeted by a wave of support and many, many people who wanted to learn more. We highlighted the consequences of the 51-day Israeli bombardment of Gaza in 2014, which killed 547 children under the age 12 and caused trauma to another 400,000 according to the United Nations.
NEW WAVE OF SOLIDARITY IN 2016
In 2016 we are again setting out on the road for Palestine solidarity. This year we want to focus on the UK arms trade with Israel. There are now no restrictions on arms exports from the UK to Israel. This growing market is seen as business as usual, just another opportunity to make money out of human suffering.
– See more at: http://www.redspokes.co.uk/thebigride/#sthash.sSmzbeRp.dpuf