An update on Robert De Berry’s 922 mile Bike Pilgrimage


After 922 miles of cycling and over ninety hours in the saddle and times of prayer in 34 churches, the BIKE PILGRIMAGE, which had begun at Cape Wrath in north-west Scotland on May 17th, ended in Peacehaven on Friday June 16th. We had a wonderful welcome in Peacehaven, which not only included members of Pewsey Male Voice Choir, but Jo and Edna. Also there to welcome us were David and Chris Hodgson and Eric and Su Rhodes, who had done wonderful work with their cars used as mobile cafes and luggage trucks. Along with Cliff Spanswick, who had also provided back-up, they plotted our daily routes. Each day of cycling started with a short Bible reading and with prayer for a country where Christian face persecution.

The mayor of Peacehaven hung gold (chocolate) medallions around our necks. We biked and prayed for suffering Christians each day. On the whole, the weather was perfect, except for a couple of days around Manchester and across the Pennines. Our safety and wellbeing were in the hands of God. Thank you to so many of you who sponsored and prayed for us.

The latest information from RELEASE and CHRISTIAN SOLIDARITY (the two charities for which we pedalled) is that £52,000 has been raised (as at 26th July) but there is still more to come (including Giftaid).

Three of us did the whole journey, but another twenty joined us for sections of the route. Thank you again for all the support from the churches of the Pewsey Vale.

Robert De Berry

There is still time to make a donation via the following link –