We were blessed with sunny weather and everyone involved enjoyed doing their bit to raise money for the upkeep of Suffolk’s glorious legacy of churches and chapels. Our legion of loyal amateur cyclists were joined this year by some pro’s from the cycling clubs, by people walking from church to church and by a flotilla of vintage and classic cars on a mystery church tour and quiz. We had carefully risk assessed every aspect of the day to make this a covid secure event and everywhere I went I was glad to see people were observing the rules on social distancing and so on. Thank you very much to everyone who got involved whether it was total part on foot, bike or motor vehicle, as one of our volunteer organisers in the community, or by sitting outside a church to welcome and thank people. We will announce the total raised as soon as all the sponsor money and donations are in. We hope that for next year’s Suffolk Churches Ride and Stride, and Pedal & Drive, (Saturday 11 September) normal service will have resumed! Thank you again.
Geoffrey Probert, Chairman, Suffolk Historic Churches Trust.