After the mosque attacks of 2019, a small group of people from the Muslim, Christian and cycling advocacy communities and Community and Public Health came together to plan an event that might bring people together and break down cultural and religious barriers.
The Peace Train bike ride, which visited 8 different places of faith, was the result. Well over 300 people participated so it looked like Christchurch people were engaged with the concept. This year, to keep it smaller and more intimate for the participants there will be 4 concurrent rides.
Each ride starts at a different point in the city and all come together to Aldersgate Center on Durham Street for afternoon tea.
The organisers welcome students, their whanau and staff to participate on Sunday 11 April.
North ride: https://www.facebook.com/events/768266777159934
Meet: St Albans Baptist Church, 64 McFaddens Rd
Meet: The Linwood Salvation Army, 177 Linwood Ave. Linwood
Meet: South West Baptist Church, 237 Lyttleton Street
Meet: Chinese Methodist Church, 65 Papanui Road, Merivale
Active Environments Health Promoter
Community and Public Health
By Sue Beattie