The Big Ride: Edinburgh to London


Fancy a 762 km ride (or 474 miles if you still use those in cycling) from Edinburgh to London? Scheduled for 1st – 9th August, that sees a daily average distance of 84 km, following national cycle routes through some beautiful scenery and avoiding the fastest roads.

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 arebecoming 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

Can’t make the ride, but want to support them? You can donate at


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