The Big Ride: 100 cyclists stop off in Milton Keynes

More than 100 cyclists rode through Milton Keynes during a 435 mile charity bike ride.

On Saturday the riders, who are raising funds for children in Gaza, stopped off on route from Edinburgh to London.

The Big Ride

The Big Ride

They hope The Big Ride will create awareness of the ongoing situation in Palestine.

At the morning stop at The Well at Willen, refreshments were served by members of local charity ipeace, MK Palestine Solidarity Campaign and residents of The Well.

Cyclists Chris Harding and Charlie Blake, both from MK, were taking part in the event, which hopes to raise around £80,000 for humanitarian aid for the Middle Eastern Children’s Alliance.

A spokesman from MKPSC said: “It was a privilege to support The Big Ride, to meet such amazingly committed cyclists of all ages from across the UK and also to celebrate the achievements of local cyclists Chris and Charlie.

The Big Ride

The Big Ride

“This is also a time to remember those children killed a year ago in Gaza and a reminder of those who continue to suffer injury and trauma.”

Nationally The Big Ride event has been endorsed by MPs from all parties, celebrities and human rights campaigners including Jeremy Corbyn, Maxine Peake, Ricky Tomlinson, Mark Thomas and Jews for Justice for Palestinians.

Donations for The Big Ride can be made via www.redspokes.co.uk/thebigride/