Bike 'n Hike 2020 a huge success
Bike 'n Hike 2020 has been an outstanding success and has raised over £105,000 thanks to the efforts of the bikers, hikers, supporters and organisers who have all worked so hard. It's a fantastic achievement and even surpasses last year's total of £95,753.
Bike 'n Hike is our main annual fundraising event and we are delighted that it was able to go ahead this year on Saturday 12 September despite the restrictions for Coronavirus.
BHHCT runs Bike 'n Hike on the second Saturday of September each year to raise funds which are divided equally between the Trust and participating churches. It is more important than ever this year because churches have been closed for so long and have lost income from services and their own fundraising activities.
Bike 'n Hike is key to enabling the Trust to give grants to churches and chapels, of any Christian denomination, for the upkeep of those buildings which are important to the lives of local communities. A church can use its share of Bike 'n Hike funds for any of its activities, not just building projects.
Anyone is welcome to take part in Bike 'n Hike – you don’t have to be a church goer, and we welcome bikers, hikers and those using other transport such as mobility scooter, car or horse.
Find out more from the Bike 'n Hike website
Our Bike 'n Hike address is:
Stephen West from Hitchin cycled to churches in his home town, took a train Hatfield (see above pic) for more churches and then cycled the St Albans Way, visiting churches in Sandridge, cycling on to see churches in St Albans itself as well as the cathedral.
He called his mammoth ride "a pilgrimage as well as a Bike 'n Hike event". (Pic. left, Stephen in St Albans Abbey)
Take pictures of your part in the Bike’n Hike and send them in to us, we would love to see them. We could use them on this website or in Trust News
Send your pictures to: [email protected]
Bike 'n Hike is linked to the nationwide
Some tips for cyclists and walkers.....
- Make sure your bike is in good repair
- Wear high visibility clothing and a safety helmet
- Plan your route to avoid heavy traffic
- Parents - accompany your children unless you are confident they are old enough and expeienced enough