This is the borders of Gaza superimposed on a map of South Yorkshire. Imagine that you are confined to this tiny area that even David Cameron has called a Prison Camp. On top of that Palestinians suffer economic and military attacks by Israel.
Two days ago I cycled to Edale and back. This sort of trip is impossible for Gazans.
The Big ride from Edinburgh to London is to raise money for a children’s charity in Gaza and raise solidarity as well. For me it shows how free we are in comparison.
That is one of the reasons that I have signed up for the Edinburgh to Sheffield part of the ride.