Riding into the sun

Sally Ingham writes about the ‘Ride for Equality and the Common Good’

Friends preparing to start the Ride. | Photo: Courtesy of Sally Ingham.

Driving home, the two-week ‘Ride for Equality and the Common Good’ over, the sun was bright, low and blinding; it was hard to see what was ahead. Our 360-mile bicycle ride from Swarthmoor Hall to Downing Street has been just that – a ride into the sun.

We overreached and overstretched ourselves. From a four-day pilgrimage across Cumbria at Easter 2016, we had leapt into planning this national action inspired by Tess, the warden at Brigflatts, who, unable to walk, had ploughed along lanes and across fields on her bike.

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