The Wing'ed Angels
Ride + Striding
The Wing'ed Angels, Cynthia Harris, Paul Brewer and John Oakley, successfully completed their Ride + Stride course on their mobility scooters along the Chater Valley calling at the churches at Lyndon, Pilton and Morcott before returning to Wing. They were the first team ever to attempt the Ride + Stride on mobility scooters in the history of this bi-annual event.
They traveled a total of 7.93 miles in an elapsed time of 2 hours 40 minutes with stops (1 hour 40 minutes on the move). The trip was interrupted by a number of minor incidents. Paul got his flag caught in some low-hanging foliage, John had to coax his steed ( "Daphne', ex-the late lamented Tony Casey) up the hill from the Lyndon road to Pilton when the power indicator dropped to 1 flashing bar out of 10 and Cynthia reached such a speed on the Pilton-Morcott leg that the vibration caused some essential supplies to leap from her basket. Throughout the event Paul, on his high speed cruiser, was the safety officer, keeping us together and going ahead at road junctions to make sure it was safe to proceed.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon in a good cause and if the sponsors cough up we will have raised a considerable sum.