At The Bike Project we help refugees from all over the world: Syria, Eritrea, Sudan, Iran and Afghanistan. Every person's journey to the UK is very different, but all are long and arduous.

We have chosen to highlight four difficult routes, and over the next few days we'll share these stories here on our blog and within our social channels. 

It was a small boat, and at the time it felt as if there were over a thousand people there. Now, thinking back as an adult, I know there couldn’t have been more than 200 (Jamila, recounting her journey from Zarzis to Pozzallo)

By choosing one of our Refugee Routes and riding in solidarity with refugees, our fundraisers are supporting them on their new journey.

Every penny raised helps us give away more free bikes so that refugees and asylum seekers can make the best of life here in the UK.

Choose from four Refugee Routes, each of which represents how far migrants must travel to reach safe harbour.

With riding distances suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced cyclists, Refugee Routes is the fundraising challenge where you're in control.

Even better: team up with friends, family or work colleagues and all your miles will be counted together.

Read more about the challenge and the routes. And when you're ready, please sign up! 

(Names have been changed to protect privacy)

Written on: 18 Jun 2020 | Author: Muna Hussen


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