UPDATE: Heading South into North Yorkshire
After a well earned rest it was a late morning start from Newton Aycliffe south of Durham, as John cycled 50 miles to Ripon Cathedral in North Yorkshire. Facing gale force south westerly winds and persistent driving rain, the going was much slower.
John's arrival at Ripon Cathedral was greeted by a choir of school children singing like angels.
Revd John Kime is cycling 2000 miles up and across England bearing a letter from the Methodist Church's Bristol District Chair, the Revd Dr Jonathan Pye, highlighting the urgent issue of climate change and climate justice.
The letter calls to support actions which will care for creation in a proactive way, lobby the Government which is hosting the COP 26 talks in Glasgow for lasting commitments to care for our planet, and for individuals to take steps 'to tread more lightly upon this earth'.