New cycle route linking every English cathedral to be launched in Bike Week

by | 18 May 2021 | Hobbies, Retford

All 42 Church of England cathedrals will be linked by a new loop route, which will be launched with a relay ride to coincide with the World’s Biggest Bike Ride on 30th May.
The 2,000-mile route links all 42 Church of England cathedrals, from Newcastle to Truro and locally the relay will pass through Shireoaks, Worksop, Clumber Park, Bothamsall, Milton, West Markham and Tuxford as part of the day ride between Sheffield Cathedral and Lincoln Cathedral.
The Cathedrals Cycle Route is thanks to unique partnership between the Association of English Cathedrals, the British Pilgrimage Trust, Cycling UK and Sustrans and the relay will raise funds for Cycling UK’s campaign to Break the Cycle of social isolation.
The launch coincides with World’s Biggest Bike Ride to kick off Bike Week 2021 (30th May to 5th June), the annual celebration of all things cycling, delivered by Cycling UK.
Take part in the World’s Biggest Bike Ride – get on your bike on Sunday 30th May, alone or with friends, and log your journey with Cycling UK. Find out more at www.cyclinguk.org/bikeweek/worlds-biggest-bike-ride.
Sarah Mitchell, chief executive of Cycling UK, said: “This year’s Bike Week event is all about how cycling boosts wellbeing: physical, mental and emotional. Apart from the obvious health benefits of getting active and reducing our reliance on polluting vehicles, cycling gives us time to think, to reconnect with the outside world, and to meet other people.”
It is hoped that the relay ride will become an annual event and will encourage more and more people to get on their bikes this year and beyond.