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Julie's Norfolk bike pilgrimage to buy Bibles

JulieBright450Keen female motorcyclist, Julie Bright (pictured right) from Norwich, aims to complete an eight-hour 120-mile pilgrimage of 14 Norfolk and Suffolk churches on her motorbike on Saturday (August 20) to raise cash to buy Bibles for bikers.
Julie, who along with husband Greg is part of the Norfolk Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), was inspired to undertake the challenge at a recent CMA ladies’ conference.
Julie said: “We were challenged to organise a fund-raising activity to raise money for Biker Bibles and also to support the charity World Horizons, which supplies bikes to missionaries serving in countries where transport is difficult or non-existent. 
“Other ladies are doing all sorts from garage sales to sing-a-thons, but I wanted to do something that involves the bike, so I had the idea to do a sort of bike pilgrimage.  I picked out a series of churches in a sort of vague circle around Norfolk and the Suffolk border for me to stop at for around 15 minutes each and take a picture of me and the bike and the church.
“Many of the churches were keen to support me and are even contributing to the sponsorship as well, which is great,” said Julie. “I have absolutely no sense of direction at all, so there is much scope for divine intervention to help me round.”
The pilgrimage begins at Julie’s home church, City Church at Cowgate in Norwich at 9am on Saturday. From there she will travel right across the county taking in churches in Norwich, Cawston, Aylsham, Cromer, North Walsham, Stalham, Wroxham, Martham, Gorleston, Bungay and Saxlingham Nethergate before returning to City Church.
Julie has created a blog about the venture where people can read more or find a link to make a donation at http://bikepilgrimage.wordpress.com/

Greg aims to clean-up for charity

Julie’s husband, Greg, did not want to miss out on the fun and so with a group of other men from the Norfolk CMA, they will be running a bike and car wash on Saturday at Witard Road Baptist church, off Plumstead Road in Thorpe St Andrew from 10am to 2pm to also raise money to buy Biker’s Bibles and for World Horizons. So turn up to get a car wash for a good cause or join in and help wash cars, direct traffic or make some tea.


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