‘Follow the Women - Women for peace’ cycle ride gets underway
"I could not believe there were so many women here to push for the cause of world and Middle East peace."
- Detta Reagan, 'Follow the Women' founder
Aleppo, Syria - 'Follow the Women - Women for Peace' cycle ride started from Aleppo University in northern Syria on Saturday, with 249 female riders from 30 countries crossing the start line and heading straight into the first 30km road section from Aleppo to the site of the historic Saint Simeon Citadel.
Over 120 female riders from Syria elected to enter this year's Middle East peace ride to raise awareness of the unstability and unrest in the region, with France represented by the largest international team of 20 riders.