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Colin Shearer

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I am cycling 350 miles in 6 days for The Churches Conservation Trust because four projects along the way need help and funds

89 %
raised of £3,000 target
by 57 supporters
  • Team members: You are welcome to join at any stage from 26th to 31st July as the good folk from Wolfhamcote in Warwickshire will be on Day 2 after a long day in the saddle with a pot luck supper in prospect
  • Event: Colin's Cycle Tour, 26 Jul 2017 to 31 Jul 2017

The Churches Conservation Trust

We save historic churches to keep them open and in community use

Charity Registration No. 258612


"Every couple of years I get fired up enough to go on a long distance cycle, mostly solo, making the route up as I go along and in a good cause. Last time I cycled from Bristol to our most Westerly church, at Roseland in Cornwall.  Unfortunately, I underestimated the hills, and on two consecutive days I reached my destinations in the pitch black
accompanied by the hooting of curious owls! I raised over £900.

This time, I want to head out from my own front door in Windsor and
cycle a distance that will really challenge me - and will hopefully
prove worthy of sponsorship in aid of historic churches.

This challenge aims to raise £3000. This will be split between an

unrestricted fund that we can use to protect historic churches wherever
the need is greatest and specific conservation work at St Swithun’s in
Worcester, the subject of a major campaign to repair the roof and
establish a distinctive new arts centre; St Bartholomew at Lower
Basildon, where our Friends group are raising funds to repair the church
 tower clock; St Peter's in Wolfhampcote, where we will restore a window from its present plastic to clear glass; and St John's in Inglesham, which recently suffered a disastrous lead theft.

I hope you’ll come with me on this journey by following my blogs and

 tweets (Twitter hashtag #ColinsCycleTour) and by sponsoring the Dawes and I, as we travel 352 miles (one mile for every one of our churches), visit 20 wonderful sites and meeting 40 of our wonderful volunteers, all in 6 days. I’ll be champing in two of our churches: Chislehampton in Oxfordshire, and Billesley in Warwickshire. 

Do let us know if you would like to come along for any part of the ride, I'll be setting off on Wednesday 26th July, during our Church Tourism Week, and finishing on Monday 31st."


  • Colin Shearer with Crispin Truman
  • Colin on his way to Clapton-in-Gordano
  • Colin doing a trail run in the Scottish Borders +3