Cycle challenge through the heart of the East Midlands for fun and charity
The Pork Pie Pedal
Charities supported in previous years
The Pork Pie Pedal has raised over £70,000 for charities in its first 7 years.
This year we are supporting two charities that are working to eradicate human trafficking
and modern day slavery.
Human trafficking is the illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of
forced labour or commercial sexual exploitation.
People are trafficked for various reasons including sexual exploitation, modern day
slavery or for the harvesting of human organs.
This is happening in your home town. The Home Office estimates that between 4000
and 10,000 individuals have been trafficked into the UK. Only last year, a case of
modern day slavery was uncovered in Melton Mowbray in which a man had been kept as
a slave for 10 years. More recently, in the last three months, two men have been
sentenced to six years each for human trafficking in Derbyshire.
Our aim is to raise awareness of the issue of human trafficking and modern day slavery
and to raise money for two charities that work against it and support its victims.
These charities are;
Click on the logos to find out more about the charities.