Sunday, 20 June 2021

The bicycling Bishop bike

THE Bishop of Dorchester cycled from Streatley to Henley on Saturday for this year’s Ride and Stride.

THE Bishop of Dorchester cycled from Streatley to Henley on Saturday for this year’s Ride and Stride.

Bishop Colin Fletcher was accompanied by Basil Eastwood, chairman of the Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust, which organises the annual fund-raiser.

Across the county and elsewhere, dozens of people walked, cycled or rode on horseback between as many churches as possible to raise money for maintenance of the buildings.

On arrival in Henley, Bishop Colin said: “We had a really good day, despite a bit of drizzle and some fairly steep hills. We only managed to visit 11 churches but it was wonderful to see all the work that has been done with the trust’s support, to meet the teams working together in each of the parishes and to talk to other enthusiastic participants in the event.”

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