The ten cyclists, who began their journey yesterday, are all
involved in Hangout Harry Ltd - an organisation which offers safe
social events and excursions for the gay and lesbian youth of
They will stop over in Manchester, Stoke on Trent, Wolverhampton,
Coventry, Northampton, Luton and Barnet before arriving in
The letter will outline the need for the government to promote
cooperation between businesses and LGBT organisations in all
communities, despite government cuts.
Hangout Harry, run by Andrew Neale, works alongside the University
of Central Lancashire's LGBT Society and other figures in the
community to offer a safe environment for gay and lesbian young
people. Their aim is to encourage the government to help
communities in following their example, especially now that funding
cuts have been made.
"The concept is simple. It's about dealing with these cuts and not
complaining about them. If every community group up and down the
country took similar steps, there'd be no need for service users
and vulnerable people to lose out," says Neale.
"The LGBT youth of Central Lancashire, for example, will now be
able to continue to meet. There's no reason why this shouldn't be
the case up and down the country."