St Edmund’s group on their bikes for charity ride

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St Edmund’s group on their bikes for charity ride

A group of cyclists from St Edmund’s Parish, Bungay, joined thousands of other taking part in the annual Historic Churches Trust Annual Ride and Stride on Saturday September 8 visiting a dozen churches and one pub reports Andy Parris.

Participants walked or cycled between churches and, sponsored by family and friends, raised thousands of pounds for the charity.  In Norfolk and Suffolk, participants plotted their own route to include some of over 800 churches that were open for the event.

They visited as many or as few as they wanted.  Sponsorship money will be divided equally between their chosen church and the Norfolk and Suffolk Historic Churches Trusts. The trusts give grants for repairs to churches and chapels.

This year, seven friends from St Edmund’s cycled as a group and claimed to have cycled a combined total of 200 miles, including tackling some quite steep hills. Most importantly, they had good fun whilst visiting 12 churches and a pub.

The latest total of money raised by all the cyclists from St Edmund’s Parish is £650.

Pictured above, from the left, Cathy Scott, Martin Benatar, Mark  Kalinauckas, Dave Cranfield, Fr Charles Fitzgerald-Lombard, Crispin Muir and Andrew  Scott prepare for their post-lunch challenge.