Jewish Team Tours Europe by Motorcycle

The Hapoel cycling team from Palestine, consisting of six cyclists, Alperovitch, Uzanovitch, Chusicza, Chanachovitz, Shlashz and Shreibman, has arrived in London to attend the Dorsetshire Laborers’ Centenary at Dorchester, from August 30 till September 2.

The team took part in the recent labor Olympiad at Prague, where the Hapoel was also represented by its football and motorcycle teams. The cyclists have covered about 4,000 miles on their machines, journeying through Rumania, Czecho-Slovakia, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Belgium. They were received in many places en route, and carry with them a volume with messages inscribed by Zionist and labor leaders of the various towns they passed. These include messages from Emil Vandervelde, Senator de Brouckere and Walter Citrine, President of the International Federation of Trade Unions.

They will return to Palestine by way of France and Italy, taking ship at Brindisi for Beirut, from where they will cycle back to Palestine. They estimated that they will then have covered altogether about 7,000 miles on their cycles.

The Hapoel has a membership of about 6,000, a tenth of the total membership of the Histadruth, with special sections devoted to particular games and branches of athletics. The Hapoel football team holds the cup of the Palestine Football League, without a single game lost.

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