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Pedal4Progress cyclists arrive in Cork after four-days 310-mile ride

THE Morning Star’s Pedal4Progress (P4P) cyclists arrived in Cork in the Republic of Ireland today after completing their gruelling four-day 500-kilometre (310-mile) marathon from Belfast in sweltering temperatures.

The 10-strong P4P cycling team was welcomed to the “Rebel City” by Irish trade unionists who raised their banner, campaigners with Ireland’s Right to Water movement and other supporters.

Widespread public protests erupted in 2014 after authorities tried to introduce charges for water in the country.

For the first time the riders were accompanied by runners who completed the equivalent of a marathon along the route.

Manchester-based P4P stages annual marathons for progressive causes, with the team raising money for the Connolly Association this year.

Donations to the P4P appeal can be made via PayPal at: https://mstar.link/Paypalp4p

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