Socialist Worker

Nine-day bike ride for Gaza

by Nick Clark
Issue No. 2466

Part of the cycle team

Part of the cycle team (Pic: Ava Emami)

Some 200 cyclists took part in a nine-day cycle tour for Palestine from Edinburgh to London this month.

The Big Ride, organised by tour operator Redspokes, aimed to collect money for victims of Israel’s assault on Gaza last year and raise awareness about Palestine. 

The cyclists raised more than £50,000 for the Middle East Children’s Alliance. 

The ride finished with a rally in south London last Saturday. Cyclists also blocked the road on Westminster Bridge as they stopped for a minute’s silence.

Alice joined the ride in Newcastle. She told Socialist Worker, “We got quite a lot of support throughout the ride.

“We went through a working class area in Luton with a high Muslim population.

“People were coming out of their homes, lining the streets and raising their fists as we passed.”

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