Sendoff from Lewisham
I mentioned that seven of us were from south east London. Sadly, one suffered a Ladywell Fields-related injury and had to defer till next ride.
Our flights to Tel Aviv were very early on the morning of Saturday 31 March 2018, so we had to slightly fake our sendoff on Good Friday at Lewisham Station.
Dr Swee Ang, eyewitness to the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre and one of the founders of MAP, came along, and helped to persuade the station manager to let us take our photograph with banners of supporting organisations. She can be seen in the picture.
This was also the first day of the Great March of Return and shooting of unarmed protesters within the perimeter of Gaza, which has been continuing every Friday since.