This is Raman…

He was born in Iran but had to flee because of his political views. After his house was raided by officials, he decided that staying in his country was too much of a risk for him and his family so he decided to take the long journey from Iran to the UK with his brother.
Unfortunately, Raman had to leave his young daughter behind who is now four and a half years old and even though they speak on the phone regularly, he worries that he’s missed the best years of her life and is sad that he hasn’t been able to watch her grow.
It took Raman and his brother almost two years to make the difficult journey from Iran to the UK, travelling by foot, sleeping on the streets with no money and only the clothes on their back. Eventually, they were separated when they made the final crossing across the English channel. Raman hasn’t seen his brother since.
Thank you to Raman for sharing his story with us so that we can continue to spread awareness of the journeys that refugees and asylum seekers must take to reach safety here in the UK, specifically in Cardiff.

Find out how you can support Raman, and others just like him:

1. Make a Donation: Here

Still, want to show your support for refugees and asylum seekers but can’t participate in the challenge? Every donation goes directly towards supporting people who have made difficult journeys to get to safety.

2. Sign up to cycle a short distance as an individual or couple: Here 

If you’re able to mount a bike then we encourage you to book in a slot to complete a short distance of this journey. You do not need to be an athlete to participate, we need the whole community to get us From Kabul to Cardiff!

If you’re not able to mount a bike and you would still like to get involved, please get in touch so we can explore some options that will work for you.

3. Sign up to be one of our core teams and complete a long-distance cycle: Here 

If you love to cycle, are part of a cycling club, want to create a team within your workplace, or just love a challenge, then this option is for you. Teams can be any size and would be able to collectively cycle 800 miles across the month.

4. Cycle Remotely: Here 

If you can't make it to Oasis, you can track your miles remotely by joining our Strava club. Just download Strava, and search for ‘From Kabul To Cardiff’
If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call 029 2046 0424