Diocese of York

70 cyclists, lead by the Revd Graeme Holdsworth, cycled 103km around the Howden Deanery boundaries, passing all 17 churches along the way on their Minster Mission Audax.

(For those unfamiliar with the name Aduax, it is the world's largest long distance cycling club that uses a system of timed checkpoints to validate and record rides. Find out more here.)


The Mission, which is a more appropriate title that you might first think, brought together two communities that usually head in opposite directions of a Sunday morning; one to the road and the other into a church.
But the appeal of good cycling, good company and good cake brought the two together and when they met, there was growth in mutual understanding and the sharing of experience.

A huge thanks goes out to everyone from St Helens's in Welton with Melton and Howden Minster who came to welcome, support and provide refreshments, as well as all the other churches who along the route who opened their doors! The enthusiastic welcome was greatly appreciated by all who were involved.

Click here to read Graeme's blog about the day and to see some more of the photos!

There will be more audax events in September - both the Humber Bridge 100 and the Humber Bridge 200 will be starting at St. Helen's.

Let's hope they will both be equally as successful.