We made it!

On Sunday 19th October 2014, officially kick-starting our 50:50 Challenge, an amazing team of 9 cyclists took on a 50 mile bike ride and stopped for selfies outside 50 churches on route. They did an amazing job and actually cycled 53.89 miles and stopped at 59 churches. They made it to the end still smiling! Check at the photos at the bottom of this post…

If you’re wondering why they did it, then take 2 minutes to watch this short video.

Big thanks…

Thank you to all the churches that agreed to us stopping by for a selfie! Extra special thanks to all the churches that made us welcome in their services – it was great to pause and spend some time worshipping with you all on route. We had a great day and met some really lovely people.

Thanks also go out to those who supported us on route; Ann & Mandy for making an amazing breakfast, Kate & Frank for driving the support cars, Tim for meeting us at Lymm and leading the way to Didsbury and Gill & Marilyn for meeting us with tea and coffee at the end.

The biggest of big thank yous to the cyclists themselves; Prad, Stu, Noel, Keith, Paul, Fran, Sylvia, Luke and Jo.

And of course, massive thanks to all the friends and families who have sponsored the team members. We are delighted that between them the team has raised an absolutely outstanding £8,698.10 with money still coming in. We can’t thank you enough for helping this to happen.

Feeling inspired?

We’re looking for 50 volunteers to take on their own version of the 50:50 challenge. There were 9 cyclists and 12 others have signed up for their own version of the 50:50 Challenge… That means we’re looking for 29 more volunteers to do something amazing by the end of the year. Are you one of them?

If our team of cyclists have inspired you, then head over to the 50:50 Challenge page and sign up!

We hope you enjoy some of the photos from the day…
Bethesda Evangelical Church, Stockton Heath
Manchester Korean Church
St Saviour's, Bidston
Christ Church, Birkenhead
Trinity with Palm Grove United
The Link Christian Fellowship
St Catherine C of E, Tranmere
Christ Church Higher Bebington
Timperley Methodist Church
Holy Name of Jesus, Oxton
Didsbury Community Church
CCM Withington
Heaton Moor United Church
St Mary's, Grassendale
United Reformed Church, Prenton
Wirral Christian Centre
United Reformed Church, Higher Bebington
Didsbury United Reformed Church
St Margaret's, Dunham Massey
Grange United Reformed Church
Heaton Moor Evangelical
Didsbury Baptist Church
Maitland Evangelical Church
St Bernard's RC Church, Burnage
St Stephen & St Alban, Prenton
Christ Church South Manchester
St Peter's, Oughtrington
Christ Church, West Didsbury
St Winifred's, Heaton Mersey
St Aidan's, Northern Moor
St Nicholas Church, Burnage
Ivy Church Didsbury
The last stop...we were so tired we forgot a team shot and only just remembered while there were still a couple of us left!
Withington Methodist Church
St Mary's, Hale
Heaton Mersey Methodist
Gartson Park Church
St Mark's Dunham Massey
Lymm United Reformed Church
St Margaret's, Burnage
Jireh Church, Bebington
Life Church, Bebington
Bethesda, Bebington
St Wilfrid's, Grappenhall
St James, Didsbury
Tranmere Methodist Church
St Martin's, Heaton Norris
St Thomas', Stockton Heath
St Wilfrid, Northenden
St Paul's, Heaton Moor
St Paul's, Withington
St Werburgh & St Laurence, Birkenhead
About to set off...
South Manchester Quaker Meeting House
St Mary's, Widnes
Emmanuel, Didsbury
St John the Baptist, Heaton Mersey