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Andy’s Ride and Stride

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The Historic Churches Trust are currently supporting a major renovation of the Rose window at St. Cyr’s Church and therefore it is doubly important that we participated in the Ride ‘n Stride this year on 12th September 2015. To set an interesting challenge, I proposed to visit 20 Churches and then one additional Church for every £10 pledged in sponsorship. At the start of the Ride I had received pledges for £360 which meant that this was going to be a long day!

I completed the ride and visited a total of 52 Churches over a 10 hour 20 minute period from start to finish, arriving home at around 8:30pm in the dark……. however, only 6.5 hours of this was actually cycling – apparently burning up approximately 4000 calories!

Many thanks to all of you who have generously challenged me to visit such a large number of Churches – it was a very interesting day and lovely that the sun was shining for most of it! I am still a few Churches short of the necessary total (i.e. 56) and will visit those in the following week to get the total up to the required number. Did you know that there was a lovely small Chapel in the courtyard of the Almshouses at the bottom of the main street in Wotton-under-Edge? I do now! Thank you again for your support.

Andy Hamilton