The diverse group, many of them visiting Palestine for the first time, included several doctors and a 72-year old retiree. Despite the gruelling physical challenge they have undertaken, some of the cyclists have vowed to embark on another ride in future.
Chris Taylor, one of the cyclists, said: “Doing this ride with MAP we raised a lot of money and awareness, but we also received a lot back as well. We came back fitter and with a compassion to help other people - something that maybe has got lost along the way with the structure of working life back here in the UK.”
Tain Joliffe, another of the cyclists, said: “I feel privileged to have been part of this challenge. It has inspired me to fight even harder for Palestine and its people.”
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