4 Mikes on Bikes – Canterbury to Rome

A message from Fr Michael:

As some of you are aware, I have previously completed the Camino de Santiago (The Way of St James) and it gave me both great spiritual and personal satisfaction from undertaking the pilgrimage.

For some time now I have been considering what could possibly match the experience of the Camino and some 10 months ago now I had a number of “soft” conversations about the possibility of a Pilgrimage from Canterbury to Rome by bike following the old Pilgrims Route.
From these soft conversations a number of positive responses were received and a momentum developed, including a possible plan, with a group of riders who were prepared to undertake the Pilgrimage as well as people who could provide back-up support.
So, on Sunday, 5th June, Michael Burton, Michael Carney, Michael Claridge and myself Fr Michael Spain, otherwise known as the “Four Mikes on Bikes”, will set off from Canterbury to cycle the 1,200 miles to Rome following the old Pilgrims Route.  This will include the 24 miles of the Col De St Bernard.  We will be supported by Malcolm our van driver and co-ordinator as well as Michelle our physio.  Our goal is to arrive in Rome sometime on Friday, 24th June.
We would very much appreciate your support with this challenge by keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.  You can monitor our progress via our blog, the special display in the side porch of St Joseph’s Church, Gerrards Cross or the Newsletter.
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