Cycling from Hailsham to Edinburgh is beyond most of us, but Martin Rogers took up the challenge, and raised over £800 for the Quicken Trust in the process. Averaging over 40 miles a day, his journey took just over two weeks. He was entirely unaccompanied, staying in small bed and breakfasts, and carrying all he needed on his bike. Truly a splendid effort from a remarkable man.
If you would like to add to Martin’s sum, please speak to a member of the Oversight Team.
Comment From Pastor Jim Beveridge
Martin is a good example of an athlete with a heart for charity. He will tell you that, after only one week of not riding his cycle, his muscle tone weakens, so the next ten mile ride feels like fifty!
This is so like our faith – it needs exercising. Martin tells of staying at one bad guesthouse where his breakfast was mainly a spoonful of baked beans, before his next exhausting ride.
This is so true of our faith; it needs a balanced intake to meet our life of work, family, rest and play. Try a Psalm, a portion of Gospel, and a piece of the Book of Acts each day.
You will find a strengthened faith as you receive and encourage others, as you exercise your faith.