Charity bike ride will help clear bombs

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A CHARITY bike ride will be held in the Peak District to raise money to help protect Libyan people from landmines and unexploded bombs.

The Mines Advisory Group has organised the fundraiser on Sunday, May 22 to raise cash to support its work destroying the bombs.

Zoe Corden, MAG’s Events Officer, said: “Without the money raised by our supporters at events like this bike ride MAG would simply not have been able to respond to this emergency.

“Even if the fighting stops, people in Libya are for a long time going to be at huge risk from landmines and other deadly items of unexploded ordnance, including cluster bombs.”

There are three bike rides to choose from – 16, 30 and 55 miles – and all riders will set off from Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens.

The entry fee is £20 for adults, £10 for children and £18 for participants taking part in teams of four or more.

Riders need to raise a minimum of £100 to take part.

Visit www.peakbike.org or email events@maginternational.org for more information.