Marking out the route on four-day challenge

This May Bank Holiday 14 riders from St Mark's Church in Newby will undertake a four day, 220-mile circular route around the six other churches dedicated to St Mark in the York Diocese.

Saturday, 21st April 2018, 6:00 pm
The St Marks Church cyclists are taking on a 220-mile circular route to raise funds.

The group, led by the vicar Rev Mike Leigh, will set off from St Mark’s, Newby, on Sunday 6 May and will visit Marske-by-the-Sea; South Thornaby; Rawcliffe (York); Anlaby Common (Hull); Bellfield (Sutton-on-Hull); and Bessingby (Bridlington).

The group will get back to Scarborough on Wednesday 9 May.

The ride follows the success of last year’s Coast to Coast three day bike ride which raised more than £12,000 towards a new church roof. The group enjoyed the experience so much they decided to take on another cycling challenge.

This year’s ride is raising money for the campaign to build a new church annex and also for the charity Christian Aid.

Rev Leigh said: “It’s going to be great fun and for two great causes. As a church we have supported Christian Aid for many years and the new annex will provide a new community meeting room, a community cafe and other facilities. Any donations will be very gratefully received.”

Visit the group’s JustGiving page at to donate to the funds drive.