Bankside finish line for Jo Cox Way

 


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Come and cheer the cyclists as the complete the third annual bike ride from Yorkshire to London in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox.

Bankside Open Spaces Trust will play host to the finish line of the 282-mile journey from Batley at the Marlborough Sports Garden.

Jo's sister Kim Leadbeater will for the first time be cycling the entire route of the five-day ride designed to highlight the resilience of communities that have been struck by acts of terror and raise awareness of groups across the country who work tirelessly to bring people together.

Kim said: "The bike ride is an opportunity to focus on the resilience of communities when horrific things happen such as Jo's murder, the terror attack at London's Borough Market and the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.

"These horrendous circumstances have a way of making people pull together to work for the common good."

Joseph Bonner, Vice Chairman of Bankside Open Spaces Trust said: "We are delighted to welcome back Kim as she joined us in May to see Tom Daley officially open the Marlborough Sports Garden - making it an obvious choice for the finish line. So, please come out on Sunday afternoon to give and big welcome Kim and all the riders".

The ride also raises the profile of the Jo Cox Foundation, a charity based in Bankside and set up to advance the causes championed by Jo, and the More in Common movement.

The Jo Cox Way begins in the late MP's Batley and Spen constituency on Wednesday, 25 July, when the group of amateur cyclists sets off from Cleckheaton.


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