Eight men ride bicycles from east London to Medina to perform Hajj
Either British Muslims were reported to biked across 9 countries to get to Saudi Arabia for Hajj. They cycled over 3,200 km from London to Medina.
The eight were known as the “Hajj Riders,” they biked through the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Greece and Egypt before arriving in Saudi Arabia for the sacred Islamic pilgrimage.
In total, the men’s epic journey took them across nine countries and more than 3,200 km.
Taher Akhtar, one of them said”We’ve been through rain, sunshine, sandstorms and through the Swiss Alps,”
“We’ve been up at 10,000 ft elevation and suffered frozen fingers and noses, but because Allah is with us, He made it easy. We are all blessed.”
The eight cyclists decided biked due to visa restrictions, the cyclists were forced to take a flight from Egypt to Jeddah, instead of a ferry from Hurghada as originally planned.
But despite the minor hiccup, the cyclists were overjoyed to complete their trip and achieve their goal.
Also speaking Abdul Mukith another cyclist”Just walking into the Haram, I can’t bring the emotions into words, nearly six weeks of riding, I can’t believe the journey is complete, but one journey is finished and now we must complete the next part”.
It was gathered that the men’s epic journey is also intended to raise money for medical facilities within Syria, with the goal of gathering 1 million British pounds.