London Colney cyclists raise awareness of human trafficking
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Amateur cyclists including a local farmer and television producer have ridden 500 miles to help raise awareness of modern day slavery.
Anna Edwards, TV producer of the Sky Sports Sportswomen programme, and farmer Oliver Wolfe, both of London Colney, took part in the Cycle for Freedom tour.
They were part of a core team of 14 cyclists riding 500 miles through five cities in five days, from Liverpool to London.
The tour ended last Saturday (18) in the capital where Sky Sports presenters Kirsty Gallacher and Natalie Pinkham joined the team.
Over 5,000 people are victims of human trafficking and slavery, for example in brothels and factories, at any one time in the UK.
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The cycle ride was organised by Sport for Freedom, a charity with creates sporting challenges to raise awareness of slavery and trafficking.
Oliver and Anna raised a combined total of over £3,000 for the charity.
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Anna said: “I am passionate about inspiring women in sport and this was the perfect way to bring awareness to this issue. It was an epic challenge but one that will help tell people about human trafficking.”