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“We tend to think of cycling as a recreational form of sports; that a bike might take us to a specific destination – a location that we intentionally select, but it might even go beyond that tangible realm…It might touch the lives of others… We rarely think of it as a philanthropic hobby that can altruistically create opportunities for underprivileged children and ameliorate their living conditions. Cycling4Gaza is a non-profit initiative lead by a group of keen individuals who fundraise annually for Palestinian children. It includes people from various nationalities and miscellaneous cultural and educational backgrounds, who all unanimously agree that children, especially in war-zones, have the right to be provided with good living conditions and education. “

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Thank you Suzan!


An Incredible 2016 Cycle!

Zara Hannoun —  August 30, 2016


£278,113 has been raised for the PACES project by the incredible C4G2016 cyclists and supporters!

This is the most that has ever been raised in the history of Cycling4Gaza, we are truly moved.

Thank you all for your unwavering support, you inspire every day!


Sorry-were-closed-signContinue to follow the cyclists progress on our Facebook page and you can also show your support by donating here.

‪#‎C4G2016‬ REGISTRATION IS OPEN (and it’s easier than ever, promise!)

Bring a friend! Sign up HERE!

Norway, August 4th-8th
#C4G2016 ‪#‎Cycling4Gaza‬

A Picture Perfect Moment as we cycled out of Alkmaar on Day 1 of the cycle.

No Longer an Orphan

Zara Hannoun —  March 30, 2016

Ziad became an orphan last year when an Israeli bomb struck his home and killed his entire family. The fear, shock and trauma is insurmountable for a child. Ziad was placed in an SOS village in Gaza where PACES has an active program. Despite Ziad’s initial reluctance, he gradually began participating in activities. Through the support, guidance and care provided, Ziad slowly began to be able to enjoy life as a child again, his behaviour normalised and he was able to reintegrate into the community. The PACES program helped Ziad overcome his trauma and resulting anti-social behavior and return to the energetic happy child he always was.


This year C4G has partnered with PACES, aiming to provide Palestinian children with an active escape vital for their development, Ziad was one such child.Show your support by signing up for this years cycle (Registration opens on the 1st of April) and by donating directly through

This year PACES will be taking four teams of girls and boys to participate in the Norway Cup ( perfectly coinciding with the cycle. It will be a great opportunity for the cyclists to meet the PACES teams and to cheer them on as they play.

Members from the C4G team will be in Oslo from the 2nd of August – Join US before the cycle in support of the PACES teams!

Please email for more details.



Cycling4Gaza is excited to announce that we will be partnering with PACES for the 2016 cycle, joining forces with an organisation that also uses sports as a means to make a difference.

PACES aims to provide opportunities to marginalized Palestinian girls and boys to play sports, flourish and grow in nurturing sanctuaries in order to empower them to become good and active citizens.

Snapshot – reached 7000 children, employed 636 coaches, set up 100 centers in 3 countries


This is Ibrahim and his brother, who live in Rafah, in the South of Gaza. They are both are receiving treatment from the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme, and Ibrahim also attended the summer camps organised by the PCRF. They both tragically witnessed the death of their 16 year old brother from an Israeli bombing and sustained significant injuries as a result of the attack. Both boys suffer from intense symptoms of trauma, including bed wetting, nightmares, trembling and flashbacks. Their schools and home life were also significantly impacted by the event.

Over time, they have made various noticeable improvements since the initiation of the project. As Ibrahim said “step by step”. He is feeling more up beat and optimistic. His father was also extremely grateful to the PCRF for providing mental health support that his sons needed; and was also pleased with his son’s improvements.

Simply put, as Ibrahim said “step by step”; that is how real change can happen.


#‎C4G2015‬ is officially completed! Over 250km was covered, from Alkmaar to the Hague, despite severe weather, several injuries and slight altercations with the law. Thank you to our 45 passionate cyclists, our tour operator ‪#‎Prostyle‬ who made everything happen and our unwavering supporters. And of course the PCRF – Palestine Children’s Relief Fund who continue to develop projects that change the lives of children in Palestine on a daily basis. None of this would be possible without each and everyone of you!

To date we have raised 224,000 USD for the Gaza Children’s Mental Health Project, which aims at identifying and treating children with mental health disorders, most likely caused by dire environment they are continuously exposed to. This project is just the first step in creating the support system required to give these children a chance at a normal future.

Please continue to show your support!




Dear cyclists, friends, family and supporters,

It is hard to believe that we are only a few days away from our seventh Cycling4Gaza event. It was only 10 months ago that a group of 40 of us crossed the finish line at Capitol Hill in Washington DC to the warm (and loud) welcome of supporters.

Each year, there is something unique about our cycling challenges. In 2014, we were driven by the images and heartbreaking stories coming out of Gaza after last summer’s war, and committed ourselves to doing our utmost to contributing whatever little we could to alleviating the unacceptable circumstances that the people and children of Gaza were enduring. This year will be monumental for several reasons. First, this is our biggest group yet – 50 cyclists strong, including two young boys from Gaza and The West Bank (more on Adham and Mutassam to follow). Second, we will end our 2015 tour at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, which Palestine formally joined in April 2015, setting the scene for investigations of human rights violations related to last summer’s attacks.

CLICK HERE to read the rest of our latest Newsletter!

So, what is ‪#‎cycling4gaza‬ really like? It’s always hard to explain what happens during the 3 days we are on our bikes. This video from ‪#‎C4G2014‬ sums it up. This just may be the most incredible ‪#‎tbt‬ you’ll come across today. Turn up the sound and here’s to ‪#‎C4G2015‬!!!!!!


We owe a massive THANK YOU to Kareem Salman for his awesome video + camera work.

Meet Dr. Michael Absalon, Pediatric oncologist from the University of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital who recently completed his 2nd volunteer mission to The Huda Al Masri Pediatric Cancer Dept. in the West Bank as well as an evaluation trip for the new cancer center in Gaza.


THANK YOU Dr. Absalon for representing ‪#‎Cycling4gaza‬ at the Palestine Marathon / ماراثون فلسطين!! ‪#‎pcrf‬ ‪#‎C4G2015‬


MASSIVE news today: ‪#‎C4G2015‬ REGISTRATION IS OPEN (and it’s easier than ever, promise!).
Bring a friend! Sign up information here:
Netherlands, July 23rd-26th.
#C4G2015 ‪#‎cycling4gaza‬

This April, Palestine will formally become a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC). This means that last summer’s 50 day military offensive on the Gaza Strip (2,100 Palestinians killed, 500 of whom were children) will be subject to human rights crimes investigations.


In our commitment to the people of Gaza, who continue to live under an illegal blockade, we have chosen The Hague, the seat of the ICC, as our destination in 2015. We do this to stand in solidarity with Gaza’s Palestinians, and in particular with its children who deserve a fighting chance. ‪#‎C4G2015‬ ‪#‎cycling4gaza‬

Registration will be opening soon, make sure you keep checking our website and Facebook pages for updates!

So what country has more bikes than people, endless fields of tulips, 4,000km of canals and will host ‪#‎C4G2015‬?


THE NETHERLANDS!!!!! SAVE THE DATE! July 24-26th, Amsterdam to The Hague, in support of PCRF – Palestine Children’s Relief Fund mental health program in Gaza.

(ps. Registration opening soon) ‪#‎cycling4gaza‬ ‪#‎pcrf‬ #C4G2015