Yesterday I attended the unveiling of the Active Norfolk banners at The Forum, Norwich. After a two month break from cycling, following our successful John O’Groats to Land’s End epic, the event has spurred me on to start my next cycling project – cycling to all the historic churches in Norfolk, from our home near Cromer. There are about 800 churches to visit and I estimate that I can probably do around 20 each day, with an average of 50-60 miles cycled. I plan to do a mixture of single day rides, combined with a number of ‘long weekends’ to reach the more distant locations. At it’s furthest the county boundary is about 50 miles away from my starting point. On this basis, I expect it to take me between 40 – 50 riding days, spread over the next three years. I plan to keep a photographic record of my journeys and post them on this blog. My first test ride is this weekend – I’ll let you know how it goes!
As an update on other projects, past and future: Our End2End ride raised over £5000 for much deserving charities. We’re about to close the giving web site so, if you haven’t made a contribution and would like to do so, this is your final chance. Visit the site today.
Planning for our autumn ’round the world’ birding trip is well advanced, the current itinerary takes in Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Australia and Thailand. WiFi permitting, I’ll be blogging the whole trip – bringing you the high-lights on a regular basis.
…watch this space for some interesting up-coming travels!
Looking through these pictures of beautiful and ancient Churches of North Norfolk have been a delight. I have located my Late Mother’s family with surname of Gay to Ingworth in the 1700s. The family then moved on to Oulton, Wood Dalling, Mattishall Burgh and Mattishall.