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Cycling Retreat [POSTPONED]

7th June, 10:00 am to 9th June, 2:00 pm


Unfortunately this retreat has been postponed: watch the website for details of a new date!

Are you passionate about road cycling and want to explore Christian spirituality through cycling?

We are in our third year of facilitating a retreat that through experience and physical exercise gives us space and opportunity to reflect on how when we are out on the bike we feel closer to God, are lifted in our faith and have time to become more whole. As well as an opportunity to improve your well-being you will be with a group of like minded individuals and able to make the most of the opportunity to ride with others, discuss ways in which worship can be outworked while cycling and even reflect on prayer while pedalling.

“The body is the glory of the soul” – An opportunity to reflect on and think about Embodied Spirituality.

Launde Abbey is in a beautiful setting and we will join with the community to share part of their routine while contrasting that with exploring the local stunning countryside and villages. The cycling will be offered as group options that will be flexible to suit those cycling but it is strongly recommended that a road bike is used and cyclists will soon discover that the Abbey is in a valley surrounded by rolling hills so a reasonable familiarity with hilly terrain is advisable.

A retreat timetable is available with more detail.

Retreat Leader, Dr Alastair Jones is a keen cyclist and qualified ride leader. He was CEO of Frontier Youth Trust for over 5 years and has been part of the Grove Youth Series Editorial as well as contributing at Greenbelt. He lives in Manchester where he is a member of his local church and enjoys cycling in the Peak District with his cycling club Chorlton Velo. He has co-authored Grove Y49 “Exploring Spirituality in Video Games” and been a contributor in Youthwork magazine. He now runs a leadership development business, Cadence Leadership, and is a co-organiser of the Tour de Manc charitable sportive.

We want all our guests to be safe and secure when visiting Launde during the current public health situation. For details of our comprehensive Keeping You Safe programme click here.

Early bird price: £250 if booked before 31st March 2021.


7th June, 10:00 am
9th June, 2:00 pm
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