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Cycle ride for deaf charity

Emdad Rahman

The latest Hope & Knowledge Cycle Club charity ride saw a group of 78 cyclists brave the elements to cycle from London’s East End to England’s southeast coast. 

The charity cycle from London to Margate involved riders raising awareness and funds for the vital services of Whitechapel-based deaf charity Al Isharah.

The ride also commemorated the founding of England’s first public institution for deaf children, which started in London in 1792. The School opened a branch in Margate (in August 1876) and later on moved its entire operation from London to Margate.

Riding alongside Abdul Sabur, Soifur Rahman, Jahir Javier Ahmed, Shamsul Abedin, Shaibur Rahman and Kamrul Islam, heroic Al Isharah operations manager Azad Hussain was cycling for the very first time and completed the journey comfortably.

He said, “Most of it was pure adrenaline and the fact that we had such a strong team to help each other along the way was a total bonus. It’s fantastic what we have achieved today.”

Al Isharah fundraising manager Menar Khan added, “I cannot begin to describe how helpful to our cause the efforts of all the riders today will be. Al Isharah is a small charity and our work is fully dependent on the goodwill of our community. On behalf of Al Isharah I would like to extend my warmest regards to Hope & Knowledge Cycle Club as well as all our riders for such a terrific group effort today.”

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