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Croydon Interfaith Bike Ride & Picnic

Funded on Spacehive 1 June 2016

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Croydon Interfaith Bike Ride & Picnic

Penny Smith-Orr By Penny Smith-Orr

The bike ride is an inclusive cycling event which is open to all. It involves stops at various faith centres along the way and ends at Parkhill Recreation ground for a Big Lunch interfaith picnic.

Croydon Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 01 Jun 2016!

This years event will be on Sunday 5th June and is led by professional cycling instructors who safeguard the ride

Here is last year’s listing, this year’s event will be quite similar.

Picking up on the growing popularity of cycling, the event is a bike ride through Croydon, visiting faith centres around the borough.
In partnership with the Council, the ride begins at Croydon Arena and takes in a number of sites of worship before a picnic lunch at Park Hill Recreation Ground.

• 10am – Start at Croydon Arena SE25 4QL with a route safety briefing
• 11am – Croydon Faith Education Resources CR9 7AL with presentations on the Jewish and Hindu faiths.
• Noon – South Norwood Islamic Centre SE25 5JJ.
• 1pm – Croydon Gurdwara CR0 2BU.
• 1.45pm – St Mary Magdalene Church CR0 6QD.
• 2.30pm – Park Hill Recreation Ground, Fairfield Road – Big Picnic.

What we'll deliver:

  • a fun day out for everybody, young and old, and a great way to celebrate the diversity of faith in Croydon
  • encourage understanding of croydon's faith communities
  • foster good community relations by talking to one another and acknowledging each other
  • to share an experience of community, friendship, fitness and fun
  • bring together members of the community together

Why it's a great idea:

Whether religious or not, we always find common ground with people on a bike ride, it’s one of life’s great levellers. You soon realise how we are all the same when you’re all rolling along with a grin on your face or huffing and puffing collectively up a hill.

Steps to get it done:

  • Book a Big Lunch picnic at Parkhill Recreation ground
  • Fundraise for the cost of hiring 2 professional cycling instructors who safeguard the ride
  • Promote the event to everyone including; residents, faith communities and cyclists
  • Agree start location, places of worship to stop at and the timings.
  • People will need to sign up on eventbrite, link TBC

Pre-registration is essential and can be carried out at an eventbrite link TBC

Location Croydon

About the space

Urban bike ride via places of worship ending at a park .


London Borough of Croydon

How will the money be spent?Total £1,282

4 X cycling instructors for 5 hours - £500 (39%)
2 X volunteer instructors - £250 (20%)
2 X volunteer instructors - £250 (20%)
2 X volunteer instructors - £250 (20%)
Other - £32 (3%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

4 X cycling instructors for 5 hours
2 X volunteer instructors
2 X volunteer instructors
2 X volunteer instructors
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £1,282

Our Volunteer List

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  • Social media help, cyclists to join on the day, advice on crowdfunding

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