Cycling Tours linking English cathedrals and historic churches

Cycling Tours linking English cathedrals and historic churches

The Church of England has teamed up with the cycling charity Sustrans to produce a series of cycling tours linking English cathedrals and historic churches.

The first of the new Towers and Spires series was launched in 2014 in partnership with Sustrans and the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. The route is a 30-mile circular ride beginning at St Edmundsbury Cathedral taking in 11 churches through the Suffolk countryside. You can also pick up hard copies of the map at the churches along the route, cycle shops and Tourist Information Centres.

Now in June 2015, a second route has been launched in the Diocese of Worcester with a choice of either a 25 or 42 mile route and visits to 12 churches. The new route was launched by the Bishop of Worcester, the Rt Revd Dr John Inge, a keen cyclist who has already completed some of the route.

More are planned so watch this space