Pedal 4 Peace: Dunfermline Carnegie Rotary Club event

Posted on 02nd May 2013 | in Clubs + Societies , Community , Rotary Club of Amble and Warkworth , What's On

Join in a unique celebration of peace through service. Cycle from Andrew Carnegie’s birthplace in Dunfermline to the Peace Palace in The Hague to celebrate its centenary.

The event

The Dunfermline Carnegie Rotary Club is going to be pedalling for peace to raise funds for peace projects and to celebrate Andrew Carnegie’s legacy of institutions for peace between nations.

A team will start cycling from the headquarters of the Andrew Carnegie trusts in the  UK on Saturday 25 May 2013, and will reach the Peace Palace in The Hague on Wednesday 29 May.

The team will be welcomed by the Director of the General Director of the Carnegie Foundation for the Peace Palace, Steven van Hoogstraten. Steven is a former president of The Hague Rotary club.

It is planned to bring back a memento which will be delivered back to the City of Dunfermline at an event to be held on 1 June in Pittencrieff Park (one of Andrew Carnegie’s legacies to Dunfermline).

We are expecting the team to be joined along the way by a number of celebrities and people well known in the communities through which the route runs. We would welcome suggestions for people who might be able to join the team in this way.

Get involved

We are inviting Rotarians from clubs along the route to join the core team who will be cycling all the way.

But if you or your friends would like to join us for just part of the way you will be equally welcome. Even for a few hundreds yards!

And there will be opportunities to raise sponsorship for our main peace charities. Or if you prefer you can raise funds for your own chosen charity.

 Monday, 27th May (41 miles)

20. Berwick to Belford

21. Belford to Amble

Tuesday, 28th May (29 miles)

22. Amble to Blyth

23. Blyth to Whitley Bay

The route Information

The total distance from Dunfermline to the Peace Palace is 206 miles. The longest day is 50 miles. If you are not able to join the cyclists but want to take part in the event you will be able to follow the progress of the team on a tracker on the internet. If you are a school you could run an event of your own, such as doing a circuit of your school’s ground for every mile the team have covered. The event will be managed by Scottish charity Prentice Events, experienced organisers of cycling events in Scotland and Europe. Find out more by going to


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