Pedal power team raise char­ity cash

Stockport Express - - News -

A VICAR rounded up 10 of his flock to take on the Manch­ester to Black­pool bike ride.

The Rev Andy Bull from St Mark’s Church in Bred­bury and his team of church-go­ing cy­clists com­pleted the ride and raised over £500 for the Chil­dren’s So­ci­ety along the way.

Made up of all ages and abil­i­ties, the team cy­cled the 60-mile route to cross the fin­ish line to­gether in four-and-a-half hours.

The Rev Bull has been at St Mark’s since 2010 and has been build­ing a team to take on a cycling chal­lenge for the past four years.

The church on Red­house Lane has also been rais­ing cash for the Chil­dren’s So­ci­ety at its an­nual Christ­in­gle ser­vice ev­ery year and has raised more than £18,000.

The Rev Bull said: “We are de­lighted to know the money raised from our ef­forts will go to­wards chang­ing the lives of dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren and young peo­ple.”

Laura Bal­combe from the Chil­dren’s So­ci­ety added: “Cycling the Manch­ester to Black­pool bike ride is a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment and Rev­erend Andy Bull and his team’s in­spir­ing ef­forts will help to make a real dif­fer­ence to young peo­ple’s lives.”

To find out more or make a do­na­tion visit uk. vir­gin­money­giv­­buryStMarks.

●●The team from St Mark’s Church in Bred­bury ar­riv­ing in Black­pool on their epic char­ity ride for the Chil­dren’s So­ci­ety

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