Date: 21 Jul—4 Aug 2018
Cost: from £20 for workshop - cost of ride is to cover low costs eg support vehicle and meals
Details: 10am 07/21/2018
Location: Sedbergh Brigflatts Quaker Meeting House
Run by: David Burbidge
Contact details: David Burbidge - 015396 21166
Join a group of singers cycling down the backbone of England from Swarthmoor Hall and Brigflatts Quaker Meeting Houses in Cumbria to 10 Downing Street, with a demand to the Government to look to the good of the people. We will be following a route taken in 1660 by Margaret Fell who rode to parliament saying: “We do inform the governors of this nation, high and low, that we are a people who desire the good of all people, and their peace. Our songs will reflect this request.
A van will carry our heavy bags and tents and provide meals. Accommodation mostly camping and in the homes of friends and comrades along the way, with village halls for meals (or wet weather indoor camping) – also some hostels when necessary.
Easy cycling – c.25-30 miles a day – on quiet roads, and off road as much as possible. Recordings of the parts and words and scores sent in advance. Also workshops in Sedbergh at Farfield over two weekends in July. £20 each day. Cost of the ride will be at cost price depending on your needs.
If you can’t make the whole 2 weeks, join us for however much of the ride you can manage – children accompanied by an adult will be welcome.
The ride is organised by Cumbrian Quakers. The singing will be lead by local community choir leader David Burbidge.