Pedalling Pilgrim 2

Following on from 2012′s sponsored ride which raised £1130 for our women’s projects I am riding again, in London this time, on a ‘Boris bike’. Read the blog from last time here.

I will be riding 42 miles around the Barclays hire zone (roughly Zone 2) on Thursday 29 May. I will begin at Euston station, then via Camden Town, Hackney and Bethnal Green to Mile End, then Isle of Dogs, Southwark, Imperial War Museum and out to the West. Then on the Westway, round Regents Park and back to Euston. At roughly 5 miles per half hour (factoring in London traffic lights) my target time is around 4 hours. I hope to start at around 7 am.

I will be docking the bike within each 30 min free hire period then walking/jogging to another docking station (5 min access reset period). This will give me time to log my location on Twitter with a photo, hopefully including places of worship along the route. Do let me know if you think I will be anywhere near your church or mosque (or synagogue, temple or gurdwara).

I am aiming (ambitiously) to raise £4200 – £100 per mile. The amount raised will go towards our dialogues programme around London, dialogue locations so far have included Finsbury Park, Bethnal Green, Whitechapel, Old Kent Road, Streatham, Brent. We aim to do more in Feltham, Southwark and other places.

Donations via Virgin Giving Pedalling Pilgrim 2 page or our website’s Donation page.

Julian Bond
Director (and biker)
Christian Muslim Forum
#PedallingPilgrim2 @julianbond12 @chrismusforum

Some of our dialogues:

In my home town of Leighton Buzzard on 28 April ‘Forgiveness’

Lunchtime Dialogue in Whitechapel, 13 May

‘Jesus and Muhammad’ – Reflections or Distortions, 16 June, Westminster, part of our ‘Near Neighbours 2′ programme

‘Multiculturalism – Problem or Solution?’, 26 June, Whitechapel

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