Over 200 riders from the Brentwood and Westminster Dioceses enjoyed a great day out cycling through the Lee Valley Countryside – the more energetic chose the 18 mile return route commencing from Ponders End and others took the shorter 10 mile return route beginning in Cheshunt. Both met to enjoy a picnic lunch in Broxbourne and a well earned rest.
It tried to rain but held off ‘til the evening – so a perfect day to Pedal against Poverty and raise money for CAFOD.
Riders came from across the Diocese – Woodford Green, South Ockendon, Hornchurch, Dagenham and Loughton.
Fred Uttley also joined riders as part of his 1,000 cycle around the 22 Dioceses, highlighting the Hungry for Change Campaign. Joint Diocesan Manager Joanna Jarvis said ‘aged 68 Fred is an inspiration to us all. An amazing challenge especially as he hasn’t been on a bike for 50 years!’ Fred is now on the homeward stretch heading back to Salford.
This was the 6th annual cycle organised by the Westminster Diocese and all those that took part (from 3 months old to 80 years old!) were glad to be part of it and looking forward to next year!