Cycle tour launched

John Longuet-Higgins

Maisemore vicar John Longuet-Higgins joined a group of cycling enthusiasts to launch a new churches cycling tour this week.

Volunteer Martyn Davy and Diocese of Gloucester’s Churches Officer, Ian Serjeant, worked with cycling charity Sustrans to put together a 20 mile and a 30 mile route around some particularly interesting churches north of Gloucester.

It is one of a nation-wide series of tours linking cathedrals with some of the remarkable parish churches surrounding them.

The annual Ride and Stride for Churches charity walk and cycle takes place next weekend (10 September). Riders and striders are sponsored to visit as many churches as they can in a day and aim to raise £1.5 million to help pay for urgent repairs to churches, chapels and meeting houses.

Ian said, “There are so many fantastic churches in this area which are well worth a visit. The leaflet we have produced shares some interesting features that cyclists can look out for on their tour.”

For copies of the leaflet, contact iserjeant@glosdioc.org.uk or download here.

For more information about Ride and Stride, visit www.rideandstrideuk.org 

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