In 2015 we saw the largest annual Tour De Salah event on Saturday 5th September with nearly 100 cyclists taking part. The challenge which was jointly organised with MADE, a UK based charity, saw participants raising thousands of pounds for their chosen charities.
The day started at East London Mosque where cyclists were split into groups based on their abilities and experience with bike checks and team leader introductions. Each group then set off to Kingston Muslim with their ride leaders where they were welcomed with a vast lunch and speeches from different charity partners, including MADE, Human Appeal, Penny Appeal and Islamic Relief. For the second year the ride was joined by Shaykh Shams Ad Duha from Ebrahim College who was on hand to give important islamic reminders and a boost over lunch. Cyclists then headed over to Regents Park Mosque for Asr and Palmers green for Maghrib with the toughest section of the route for our groups!
At Palmers Green participants were welcomed by the chair of the mosque with snacks and islamic reminders from the Shaykh of the mosque. They were also joined by key dignitaries, , including Lord Sheikh from the House of Lords and ambassadors from the Middle East and Africa. After an amazing experience at this iconic mosque cyclists headed off to East London Mosque for their final stop.
Despite the challenging day all the teams arrived at their finish line safely and in high spirits. The atmosphere was electric with new friends being made and a shared experience unlike any other!