This May Bank Holiday 14 riders from St Mark’s Church, Newby, Scarborough will undertake a 4 day, 220 mile circular route around the 6 other churches in York Diocese dedicated to St Mark. They will be led by the vicar, the Revd Mike Leigh.

They will set off from St Mark’s, Newby on Sunday 6th May and will visit (in order): Marske-by-the-Sea; South Thornaby; Rawcliffe (York); Anlaby Common (Hull); Bellfield (Sutton-on-Hull); and Bessingby (Bridlington). The group will get back to Scarborough on Wednesday 9th May.

The ride follows the success of last year's Coast to Coast 3 day bike ride which raised over £12,000 towards a new church roof. They so enjoyed the event that they wanted to take on an even bigger challenge. This year’s ride is raising money for their Building Campaign to build a new church annex and also for Christian Aid.

Mike Leigh said, “It's going to be great fun and for two great causes: as a church we have supported Christian Aid for many years and the new Annex will provide a new community meeting room, a community cafe and other facilities”

Any donations will be very gratefully received. You can do so by going to their JustGiving page online;

For further details contact the organiser, Trevor King;

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