Hello- my name is George Snow. I'm a filmmaker working in London but living in Italy. I am responsible for organising the Bike Palestine tour in concert with the Siraj Centre in Bethlehem, Palestine.
On the following pages I'd like to give you an idea of what to expect on a Bike Palestine tour- but most especially I want to tell you why I love this country, its people and why I have spent a great deal of my time there- away from my desk and daily responsibilities and reveling in a land steeped in history, endowed with divine scenery and blessed by the kindest and most generous people on this planet.
Hi I'm Nidal. I will be your tour guide on this trip- and I will be driving the support vehicle. I live in Beit Sahour with my wife and 3 children. I really enjoy taking guests around my country. It has been an honour and a privilege to meet so many of you.
It is important to me that you see Palestine at first hand; rather than read about it in the newspapers. We Palestinians are a friendly and generous people even though we live under occupation and we are delighted that you choose to visit our country.
Omar is the driver of our support vehicle. He is a wonderfully helpful soul. Not just a driver but assisting us pack and un-pack the vehicle and always ready to lend a hand. He is also a great host- inviting us for tea with his family. I’ve known him for the eight years we’ve been running the tour and over that time I’ve come to know and respect him. He was denied a university education in his youth after being unjustly imprisoned on a false charge. Today his daughter receives the education he was denied.