The Hague Lola Bikes and Coffee and Justice & Peace have come together in a 400 km cycling sponsor tour ‘Ride for Rights’ on 18 May. Cycle along for human rights!
On Thursday, March 21, The Hague human rights organization Justice and Peace and Lola Bikes and Coffee held a free event about the human rights situation in Venezuela. This event, including a speech from a journalist from Venezuela, was the prelude to Ride for Rights in The Hague on 18 May.
The two organizations have joined forces to raise money to protect and train international human rights defenders in order to be able to continue their successful long-term commitment to human rights, freedoms and peace in their country. The organizations are looking for solo cyclists and teams who want to cycle the 400 km cycling sponsor tour. The proceeds from the Ride for Rights go to the Shelter City program, an initiative of Justice and Peace in collaboration with 15 Dutch and international cities, including The Hague.
The Ride for Rights starts and finishes on May 18 at Lola Bikes and Coffee at Noordeinde in The Hague. Very experienced racing cyclists can register for the entire 400 km distance that goes through six Shelter Cities (The Hague, Tilburg, Nijmegen, Deventer, Utrecht, Haarlem). It is also possible to join a team of 2, 3 or 4 and divide the distance between each other. A pit stop has been set up in every city where cyclists can rest and where human rights events are organized.
Fundraising: the minimum amount to be collected is € 300