Join Ziya as he cycles for Amnesty from Land’s End to John O’Groats, staying with a GoBike member on the way

Ziya Kocabiyik, originally from Turkey, but currently living in Chelmsford, near London, is a member of Amnesty International and has set off today, 04 May, to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats, to raise awareness of human rights issues in Turkey. When he arrives just south of Glasgow next Wednesday, 09 May, Ziya will be met in Hamilton by GoBike and Amnesty member, Jimmy Keenan, with whom he will be staying the night, in Uddingston, before cycling the 130 miles to Fort William on the 10th.

It would be great if people could join Ziya for a mile or two to cheer him on his way.  Here’s some information that Ziya has sent:

I have attached some maps and time and meeting locations.  In addition to attached maps, on 9th May, my cycling starts from Carlisle all the way to Glasgow. Before reaching Hamilton, I will be using road B7078 all the way from Uddington (near Douglas) up to Hamilton. I am planning to pass Uddington around at 2.45pm. Please let me know if anyone wants to join me that we can fix a location to meet.
Nejdet: 07491 369 298 This is my friend who will be escorting me during the ride with his car. I might not able to answer any call, but people can reach him and found out my whereabouts.”

And here’s some information from Jimmy: “Since he is by-passing Glasgow I thought some of us might like to join him on a small part of his journey. I understand that work and other commitments and timing  will make it difficult for many to be there but it would be great to have some kind of presence from Clarion and other potential A.I. supporters.Ziya and I will be at The War Memorial at the park on Bothwell Road, Hamilton, directly across from Hamilton Park Racecourse at 4pm. on Wednesday 9th. May.

He will stop off for the night in Uddingston and all present are welcome to a wee drink and a blether with Ziya at my house.

On Thursday 10th. May he sets off from Uddingston at 8am. on his way cycling 130 miles to Fort William. I will accompany him as far as Lenzie (if he can wait for me). We leave Uddingston from my house – very close to the cycle route junction of the NCR 74 and NCR 75. I do hope some can manage to join us, either on the Wed evening or on the Thurs. morning.

If anyone needs more details please email me, or ‘phone me at 01698 814824″.