Counting Down the Last Few Days to the BIG Cycling Challenge
One of the main fundraising events for the Change Begins with a Bicycle project is the Coast to Coast Cycle Ride from Morecambe to Bridlington. Pete Bishop, his brother David and his son Daniel, being dubbed ‘The Three Bishops’, will be taking on this 170-mile challenge in the summer!
The challenge is now set for 7th-9th July, and we need your help to encourage and support them along the way, especially through sponsorship.
Donations can be made through JustGiving, see link below, or alternatively sponsorship forms are available from Liz Bishop.
Morecambe to Bridlington 170 miles
Around the Circuit
Here are a few things that are happening around the Circuit to raise awareness and money for the Change Begins with a Bicycle project.
From Bradley - Jean and Elaine are walking most days, being sponsored by Bradley church members, family and friends. All their efforts are going towards the Change Begins with a Bicycle project.
£65 has been raised to date. Thank you for your contribution – keep going Bradley!
From Scholes - Scholes hosted an online Zoom quiz, inviting along friends from Shepley, Brockholes and Honley Trinity. Participants were quizzed on Then and Now, Where in the World, Music and General Knowledge. There was also a bit of puzzling fun with Dingbats too! I believe congratulations go to Di and Steve from Honley - worthy winners! This raised an amazing £160 for the Bicycle project!
From Outlane – Music Concert Fundraiser – this amazing event organised by Suzanne Smelt raised in excess of £300 for All We Can – a fantastic achievement! HUGE thanks to Suzanne and to all who participated and supported!
From Almondbury – Remember the bicycle biscuits?
Some fantastic news - £338 has been raised, which is enough for five bikes, plus a bit extra! With two families on board, mums Helen and Gemma, along with support from their children (Alexander, Emmeline, Jacob and Ruby), have easily surpassed their initial target of two bikes. That’s lots of biscuits – lots of baking! And lots of munching!
Circuit Cycle Challenge
Can we go even further???
We have pedalled and walked the distance from Huddersfield to Butugaya, Uganda. That is 6500 miles in 2 months! What an incredible effort.
Now let's take this challenge to the next level. Can we travel around the perimeter of Africa. We make this out to be 18,950 miles.
If miles continue to be counted and we continue to work together this is very achievable!
We are currently 17,208 miles down... 1,742 to go!
We are travelling through Djibouti one of the smallest countriest in Africa. We hope that you brought a drink because outside of Antarctica, the saltiest lake in the world is Lac Assal which is located in Djibouti. The lake is even saltier than the famous Dead Sea!
Keep up to date on how far we have travelled and please don't forget to... Count Your Miles.
children's Bicycle Competition - Design a Bicycle for the future!
Here are the bike designs entered for this competition, showing a range of innovative features:
Congratulations to Chloe, Thomas and Orla – all winners for their creative designs!
I wonder which bicycle you’d like to ride?
28th- 29th August - Change Begins with a Bicycle Celebration weekend
Sat 28th – Events to mark the end of the Bicycle project and celebrate achievements.
Sun 29th – Welcome Service for Peter Catford, our new Superintendent Minister
More information coming soon.