Cyclists’ Service – April 2023

Cyclists service at St Andrews

Here they come again!

April always brings the return of cyclists to St Andrew’s, Castle Combe from clubs all around the area including Bath, Bristol and Stroud. On Sunday April 16th they joined again in a service to celebrate the fellowship of cycling, and honour the cyclists who gave their lives in the two world wars.

The service was again led by Revd Roger Clifton and Sian Lewis Churchwarden at Widcombe, Bath.

There were many conventional cycles but one very unusual one. Terry Martin came on his 1939 Blériot dressed suitably including tin hat!! His bike was used by a previous owner in the Second World War, while carrying out his duties as an A.R.P. Warden (Air Raid Precaution). The bike boasted a Sturmey Archer 3 speed gear hub with the date 1939 on it.

Following the service tea was served, prepared again by Hugh Marshall who has hosted the service for many years.

Again, it was a great celebration which hopefully St Andrew’s can support next year.