Finishing CaT2019 event Edinburgh

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Guru Nanak Gurdwara

1 Sheriff Brae

Edinburgh

EH6 6TJ

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You are invited by the Sikh Community in Edinburgh to share in a welcome-home meal for the riders of Cycle against Torture 2019. This is on Sunday 28th July and riders expect to arrive at the Gurdwara about 4 pm. We will be joined by Deidre Brock MP. Press, etc., will be invited for some photos and then riders, supporters and our Sikh friends will retire to enjoy home-cooked food. Please do come if you can. We need you to book on here so that we can know about catering numbers.

Bear in mind that the meal happens within the Gurdwara and so we must all respect the dress code. We must all (women and men) cover our heads (tip : tie off a scarf at the back of your neck to keep it in place) and be modest in our clothing, Men should not wear shorts and women should be reasonably covered.

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• Two women will cycle 865 miles in 19 stages from Hastings to Edinburgh
• They are being welcomed home at the Edinburgh Guru Nanak Gurdwara by Sikh Sanjog, who have been supporting Sikh women in Edinburgh for 30 years
• Moira (65) and Shelagh (64) are retired social work and doctor
• They will be joined by Violet, a young Syrian refugee who learnt to cycle so that she could come on three stages of this ride on a bike given to her by Bikes for Refugees, Scotland
• The riders aim to raise awareness and funds for Freedom from Torture
Bikes for Refugees (Scotland) will join us for the final Stage of the Ride
Freedom from Torture provides medical and psychological care for survivors of torture in the UK; Bikes for Refugees (Scotland) does what it says on the tin!
The Ride will finish at the Edinburgh Gurdwara at 4pm (punctures permitting) on Sunday 28th July 2019. After a short welcome and some photos, the riders and their supporters will be welcomed inside the Gurdwara, gladly receiving the hospitality for which the Sikh Community is so famous.
Freedom from Torture is the only UK-based human rights organisation dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of torture survivors. There is a treatment centre in Glasgow.
Sikh Sanjog is Scotland's (perhaps the UK's) leading Sikh family support organisation. Their work is unique in that they provide a pathway for hard-to-reach individuals and groups to access essential mainstream services, and where these have not been available they have developed their own programmes.
Bikes for Refugees, Scotland (BfR) supports the social inclusion and integration of New Scots into Scottish life by repairing and distributing bikes. Two members of BfR will ride the final stage of this Ride.
Among those expressing support for the ride is Mark Beaumont, round the world record cyclist, broadcaster and ambassador, who said:
‘I am inspired by the efforts of Moira and Shelagh, both retired and taking on an epic cycle ride from Hastings to Edinburgh alongside Violet, a young Syrian refugee. Freedom from Torture is a brilliant grassroots charity providing medical and psychological care for survivors of torture here in the UK and I am sure that this Cycle against Torture will do brilliantly at raising awareness and funds. Chapeau ladies for this adventure of a lifetime!’
The Ride, Cycle against Torture 2019, can be supported on
https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/CAT2019

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