Bike ‘n Hike across Beds and Herts raises cash for historic churches

Participants in the 2013 Bike 'n Hike outside of St John's Church in Boxmoor. They are from Potten End.
Participants in the 2013 Bike 'n Hike outside of St John's Church in Boxmoor. They are from Potten End.

Three fundraisers from St John’s Church helped pull in more than £200 in sponsorship for the upkeep of the area’s most historic churches by hiking and cycling between them.

Their money will be split between the Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust and St John’s in Boxmoor.

Mark Harbour about to leave St John's Church in Boxmoor to take part in the 2013 Bike 'n Hike.

Mark Harbour about to leave St John's Church in Boxmoor to take part in the 2013 Bike 'n Hike.

The trio were taking part in Sunday’s Bike ‘n Hike challenge, the annual fundraiser where participants raise sponsorship money by walking and cycling between churches in the two counties.

Dee Fisher boarded the bus to Berkhamsted and walked between eight churches before catching the train back to Hemel Hempstead.

Mark Harbour cycled 20 miles, ending up at Wigginton, and visited 17 churches – and 15-year-old Harry Owen managed to visit 20 of them.

St John’s was open from 10am to 6pm for people from other churches taking part in the challenge - and welcomed 27 of them through its doors.

The 27 visitors will split their sponsorship money between the church they attend and the Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust.