City break for The Big Ride with stop at The Well in Willen

The Big Ride arrives in Milton Keynes.
The Big Ride arrives in Milton Keynes.

More than 100 cyclists stopped off in Milton Keynes as part of The Big Ride, a week-long, 435-mile charity bike ride from Edinburgh to London.

The riders are raising funds for children in Gaza and creating awareness of the ongoing situation in Palestine.

The Big Ride arrives in Milton Keynes.

The Big Ride arrives in Milton Keynes.

At the morning stop at The Well at Willen on Saturday, August 8, 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 Big Ride which hopes to raise around £80,000 for humanitarian aid for the Middle Eastern Children’s Alliance.

A spokesperson 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. 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 their web page at www.redspokes.co.uk/thebigride/