A group of 25 cyclists from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community took part in a 600-mile charity cycle from Glasgow to London. They reached London last Sunday where they were escorted by 200 local cyclists including a large number of London Metropolitan police officers and welcomed by Justine Greening MP and local leaders before praying for peace and honouring the fallen as part of the D-Day commemorations nationwide.
The Ride4Peace event was organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association to celebrate its 100 years of existence. Along the 600-mile route the cyclists stopped at 13 mosques, the Bailiff Bridge First World War Memorial and a Commonwealth Memorial graveyard to pay their respect to the fallen, raising an estimated £100,000 for the British Heart Foundation and Humanity First.
This is not the first time the Ahmadiyya has organised charity events. Last month, members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association undertook the “three peak challenge“, scaling the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales, raising £7,500 for the Red Cross.
Lead cyclist Dr Hammad Khan said: ”We left Scotland with a wealth of fond memories that will remain with us. The country’s spectacular scenery was only matched by the warmth and kindness of its amazing people.
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