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2009 Ride and stride

Hundreds of churches in Essex and East London will be taking part?in the 2009 Friends of Essex Churches Trust sponsored Ride & Stride this Saturday, 12 September - when cyclists and walkers will travel from church to church by bike or on foot to raise funds to repair and restore churches and chapels.

This year's Ride & Stride was officially launched today, Monday 7 September, by Essex sporting ambassador, Russell Hampton. A top cyclist, Russell has been recognised by Essex County Council as having the potential to compete in the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. ?
The launch took place at St Thomas? Church in Brentwood. ?St Thomas? raised £2,400 in the 2008 Ride & Stride. This was the best church contribution. The Bishop of Brentwood, Rt Revd Thomas McMahon, presented a trophy to Roland Platt from St Thomas? at the launch to mark the achievement.

Ride and Stride 2009 launch
Front row, left to right - Joyce Priest, Roland Platt (both of St Thomas? Church, Brentwood), Rt Revd Thomas McMahon - Bishop of Brentwood, Dr Ian Jorysz - Rural Dean of Brentwood Second row - Singers from the Brentwood choir quartet, Song Cycle, who will sing a motet in every church they visit

 

 

Contact:
For more information contact Mrs Fiona Nelmes, Ride & Stride Organiser
Tel 01245 380365
Email fionanelmes@lineone.net

 

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