Croydon’s Interfaith Bike Ride – A UK First?
Sunday afternoon saw what could well be a UK first in cycling terms – an Interfaith Bike Ride. Taking in some of Croydon’s prominent faith venues, riders from all sections of Croydon’s diverse community came together to cycle between the various places of Worship whilst learning a bit about each place on the way round.
The ride was led by experienced Cycle Instructors (who by the way you can book for free cycle skills sessions if you live or work in Croydon) and quickly filled up it’s 25 allotted spaces.
Great feedback came from the event with the following from Shujah Iqbal
Well done to lovely diverse peeps who came together on this interesting and utterly unique bicycle ride through the Cronx. Thought provoking ideas and traditions were shared at places of worship and friends made along the way. Minds and horizons expanded, community life in croydon affirmed.
Humbled by the amazing hospitality shown to us and spoiled with plentiful refreshments and tasty treats at all the visits.
Finally, the tour was met by a large enthusiastic welcome committee at park hill park shared a Big picnic, we were congratulated by the Mayor of Croydon and some even played spot of cricket! Bravo!
Whether religious or not, we always find common ground with people on a bike ride, it’s one of life’s great levellers. You soon realise how we are all the same when you’re all rolling along with a grin on your face or huffing and puffing collectively up a hill.
Here’s hoping Croydon Council do a repeat of this next year and are able to increase the numbers so even more people can come together.
— Eastoros (@shujosh) June 14, 2015
— Dracorum Order (@DracorumOrder) June 14, 2015