Why are cyclists riding 2,000 miles taking in some of the South's cathedrals?

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The 42 English Cathedrals in 42 days challenge.What started at the end of may in Newcastle has now arrived in the South with groups of cyclists traveling with a bronze baton around the country as part of a 2,000 mile relay.

This week the baton and a group of cyclists arrived at Rochester Cathedral and among them,

"The idea of the baton relay was to encourage people to visit their local cathedrals reassured that they would receive a welcome and to visit their cathedrals by bike because it's good for the health and good for the environment."

At each Cathedral the bronze baton is handed over Credit: At each Cathedral the bronze baton is handed over

At each Cathedral a ceremony takes place where the baton is handed over.

The Rev’d Canon Dr Gordon Giles had the honour at Rochester Cathedral.

Among the cycle routes:

From Rochester Cathedral the journey continues to Canterbury Cathedral and on Wednesday morning cyclist Colin Lovell was one of three to set off on the 30 mile journey.