As published in the May/June 2018 issue of Crosslincs, the Revd Julie Wearing, Vicar of St Faith & St Martin with St Peter at Arches in Lincoln, looks ahead to a 100-mile bike ride from Lincoln to the coast and back again...

Bishop Nicholas, the Revd Sam Durant and I have entered the Castle-to-Coast-to-Castle (C2C2C) 100-mile challenge. A 100-mile sponsored bike ride from Lincoln Castle to the coast and back again on 28th June 2018, we will be cycling in aid of the Bishop of Lincoln’s Ready for School Fund. This fund supports the needs of individual children who are lacking various items that would help them to fully engage with the various activities in school. This might be a school uniform that fits, a PE kit, a lunch box or other equipment. In order for children to reach their potential, it is important that their basic needs are met, and this fund seeks to help.

In Lincoln, St Faith and St Martin Church of England Junior School, St Faith’s Church of England Infant School and St Peter in Eastgate Church of England (Controlled) Infant School are looking to organise some events to help support this fundraising effort with a ‘100-challenge’. This challenge will encourage children to take part in an organised ‘100 challenge’, which might be 100 laps of the playground or for the children to think up one of their own.

You might also wish to consider ‘100’ events in your local parish or your local school to support us in raising money for our ride. We would be very pleased to hear of any fundraising efforts as the event draws near – you may keep up-to-date with us on Twitter via @CofELincoln and @RevJulieStFaith and the hashtag of #Bishopsbikers

If you would like to make a donation, please see here or alternatively please send a cheque (made payable to LDTBF Ltd) c/o Bishop’s Bikers C2C2C Ride, Edward King House, Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PU.

Come and chat with Bishop Nicholas about the 100-mile challenge in our marquee at the Lincolnshire Show on Wednesday of next week (20th June 2018; Stand DZ03 – Stand number 3 in the ‘Discovery Zone’).

A short promotional film is available to view here: