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Pudsey tandem cyclist joins blind Norwegian activist on Bike for Peace ride

A Pudsey cyclist will be riding a tandem bike with a Norwegian peace activist around northern England in a bid to raise the profile of their campaign.

A group of Bike for Peace riders will set off from Leeds on Sunday, August 28 on the week-long tour of northern England.

Bike for Peace is a non-governmental organization in Norway that works for a world without nuclear weapons, for peace and disarmament, for improved life for disabled persons and for measures to combat climate change.

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The group of Norwegian – and some British – riders is led by Mr Tore Naerland, who is almost blind but is a keen cyclist and has organised similar tours all over the world.

Pudsey cyclist Tim Devereux, of Hough Top, will be piloting a tandem, with Tore riding on the back. The event is co-sponsored by Mayors for Peace, a global organization founded in Hiroshima in 1982. It has 8,200 member cities in 166 countries and regions. Local supporting organisations include the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Quakers.

The route will begin in Leeds and take in Skipton, Carnforth, Preston, Rochdale and Bradford. In each town or city there will be a meeting with the local mayor.

Last month WLD featured Mr Devereux’s fundraising exploits. He had been growing a beard since March 2020 in protest against Boris Johnson but finally shaved it all off following his resignation as Prime Minister – and raised more than £700 for the Trussell Trust food banks

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