Cyclists set off on Jo Cox Way

Cyclists set off on Jo Cox Way

KIM LEADBEATER admitted she’s “still very emotional” about her sister’s death as she prepared to embark on the fourth annual Jo Cox Way bike ride.

Talking ahead of the big send-off at Princess Mary Athletics Stadium on Wednesday, Kim said she was humbled by the support she and her family receive.

She’s among dozens of cyclists pedalling from Liversedge to London in a five-day, 258-mile trek to raise money for the Jo Cox Foundation. 

The group will arrive at the Houses of Parliament on Sunday, though Kim is only riding part of the way after completing the whole route in 2018.

Said Kim, pictured (centre) with Mirfield Tour de France veteran Brian Robinson: “Everything is still emotional for me; the fact we’re doing all this because Jo was killed never goes away.

“But what I’m inspired by is the people who have organised the event, Sarfraz (Mian) who organised it in the first year when I didn’t know much, and all the amazing people who are coming together and showcasing the stuff that goes on in communities up and down the country.

“It’s brilliant; we’re so well-supported three years down the line from Jo being killed and it’s humbling that people do these wonderful things.”

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