Slough MP Fiona Mactaggart, rode her bike on the Cycle for Freedom bike ride and welcomed the team of 14 riders who had cycled over 550km to the House of Commons for the start of their final stage. The ride aimed to raise awareness of modern day slavery.
300 additional cyclists took part in the Finale on Anti Slavery Day (18th October 2014). Fiona said, “This physical challenge is for a great cause, raising awareness that slavery, which most people think was abolished centuries ago, still happens in Britain today. It’s all around us and events like this one are needed to remind people that they must not ignore modern slavery, but join together to end this gross abuse of human rights.
“I enjoyed taking part in the cycle ride but the full route from Liverpool to London via cities which had a historic connection to slavery was much harder! Slough girl Julia Immonen and the Sport for Freedom team have worked so hard, I was happy to send them off on their final route from the Palace of Westminster.”