The Wing’ed Angels, Cynthia Harris, Paul Brewer and John Oakley, successfully completed their Ride + Stride course on their mobility scooters along the Chater Valley calling at the churches at Lyndon, Pilton and Morcott before returning to Wing. (opens in new window). They were the first team ever to attempt the Ride + Stride on mobility scooters in the history of this bi-annual event.
The traveled a total of 7.93 miles in an elapsed time of 2 hours 40 minutes with stops (1 hour 40 minutes on the move).
The trip was interrupted by a number of minor incidents. Paul got his flag caught in some low-hanging foliage, John had to coax his steed ( “Daphne’, ex-the late lamented Tony Casey) up the hill from the Lyndon road to Pilton when the power indicator dropped to 1 flashing bar out of 10 and Cynthia reached such a speed on the Pilton-Morcott leg that the vibration caused some essential supplies to leap from her basket. Throughout the event Paul, on his high speed cruiser, was the safety officer, keeping us together and going ahead at road junctions to make sure it was safe to proceed.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon in a good cause and if the sponsors cough up we will have raised a considerable sum. Details to follow.
We will be having a Village Barbecue with Music from 5pm on the 12th Sept. at the Village Hall. All are welcome especially participants in the Rutland Ride + Stride event.
Rutland Ride+Stride (opens in a new window) is a sponsored event for cyclists, joggers, walkers and horse riders. The event is held in Rutland once every two years in order to raise money for the preservation of the county’s beautiful and ancient church buildings: some 64 of which will be open on Saturday 12th September 2015.
Participants challenge themselves to visit as many churches as they can by their chosen mode of transport and at the same time raise money to support the work of the Rutland Historic Churches Preservation Trust. Whilst many of our participants choose to walk or cycle we welcome anyone who is willing to take on a personal challenge. Horse riders are welcome and we’d love to see a unicyle or three-legged team!
Half of what participants raise in sponsorship will be re-allocated specifically to their nominated church (if any) and the other half to the funds of the Rutland Historic Churches Preservation Trust for general use on churches/chapels in the county of Rutland.
Contact Patrick and Judith Leahy ( 737199 ) for details
If you are interested in taking part then see the details here. (Opens a new window)
Following this there will be a Village Barbecue and Music in the Village Hall.
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