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A big welcome for riders in Byron Bay. Photo Harsha Prabhu.
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Sunday saw 20 cyclists arrive in Byron Bay to a welcome of soup, falafals, humus and cake as they terminated their fund-raising Big Ride for Palestine from Brisbane to Byron Bay. 

Photo Harsha Prabhu.
Photo Harsha Prabhu.

In 2015 activists completed a 9-day marathon ride from Edinburgh to London and raised over £65,000 to help children recover from the Israeli 2014 blitzkrieg on Gaza.

The 2017 Big Ride in Britain and Australia will be marking the 50th anniversary of Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza strip (the Occupied Palestinian Territories) in 1967 when 300,000 Palestinians were made refugees and their villages ethnically cleansed. 

The Big Ride gives participants and volunteers a chance to open a dialogue with each other and the community about the situation in Palestine. They are also raising money to donate to Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA for the Hebron Children’s education project.

Big Riders – Photo Harsha Prabhu.
Big Riders – Photo Harsha Prabhu.


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  1. We the twenty
    rode from the river to the sea
    two hundred kilometres
    so Palestine could be free
    In our thousands
    in our millions
    We’re all Palestinians!

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