On the outskirts of York at Foxwood these poppies remind me of all
those who’ve fallen in war. As I stretch my tight muscles I think
about the uneasy conflict that grinds on in Israel between the
Isreali’s and the Palestinians.
I’m training for this ride to help a
few of the Christian Palestinians to tell their story more
effectively. If they can be heard without resorting to force the
resolution of the conflict comes closer.
You can sponsor my ride at www.help.co.uk/ridingbike. The funds I
raise will go towards the cost of travel for six Palestinians to
attend the Riding Lights Summer School in Harrogate this summer.
Swallows dip across my path, a stoat jumps out from the verge and leaps back again when it sees my bike. I’m training again for the sponsored ride next month and sending pictures to the blog from the roadside.
This is familiar country for me. The roads north of York are mainly quiet, flat and pass through pleasant villages. Today I’m cycling to Easingwold. It’s only ten miles on the main road but this route winds along 18 miles of country roads. This shot came after leaving Strensall about 9 miles into the ride.