03 Aug | Manchester | Big Ride For Palestine
Big Ride For Palestine - Manchester
Sat 03 August
Start: Central Library, St. Peter's Sq - 09:30
Finish: Birch Community Centre, Rusholme - 17:30
Organised by: The Big Ride For Palestine »
The Big Ride was initiated in 2015 by activists in Britain, Ireland and beyond who wanted to combine our love of cycling with support for the Palestinian people.
We staged a marathon ride from Edinburgh to London over nine days on the first anniversary of the bombardment of Gaza, raising over £65,000 for projects helping children recover from the loss and trauma they suffered.
In 2016 we staged a four-legged ride converging on Birmingham for a community festival followed by a mass ride to Shenstone where we successfully blockaded the UAV factory in protest at its selling drones to Israel.
2017 was a ‘Northern’ Ride, where we embarked on a three-day protest leaving from Liverpool and finishing up in Sheffield, cycling via Manchester and Bradford.
In 2018 we had our biggest ride yet, with over 200 cyclists journeying from Coventry to central London, ending the fourth Big Ride outside Westminster.
In 2019 we will be having two Big Rides, in London and Manchester. Both rides will be cycling the length of the military perimeter of Gaza.
Our chosen charity is the Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA), a charity that specialises in working with children who have been traumatised by living under a vicious military occupation. We encourage you to visit their website and join us in raising important funds for them again in 2019!