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Hall Green vicar battles the elements on cycle to Glasgow for Christian Aid

Sarah Mason 19th Nov, 2021

A HALL Green vicar battled the elements to cycle to Glasgow to raise funds for Christian Aid.

Reverend Canon Martin Stephenson, the vicar of St Peter’s Church, hopped on his bike on November 1 and pedalled 350 miles through rain and shine to arrive in the Scottish city where the COP26 climate summit was taking place seven days later.

When inspiration hit Rev Stephenson to tackle the challenge he contacted his cycling mad brother who said it could be done in 60 mile legs.

He then contacted churches along the route to see if they would support him.

So far Rev Stephenson has raised £2,000 for Christian Aid which seeks to eradicate extreme poverty across the world.

He said: “I have supported Christian Aid all my life and this is a time like no other.

“I have been happy with the tremendous response we’ve had and I’ve been able to pray with other Christians here for the success of the conference. It’s absolutely thrilling to be here in Glasgow.”

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