Croydonians of many faiths get on their bikes for the Interfaith Bike Ride, Sunday 14th June

By - Tuesday 9th June, 2015

On Sunday 14 June, Faiths Together In Croydon will be holding its annual picnic in Park Hill Recreation Ground. Picking up on the growing popularity of cycling, this year’s event will be preceded by a bike ride through Croydon, visiting faith centres around the borough.

Image by Faiths Together In Croydon, used with permission.

Release begins: Staged in partnership with Croydon Council, the ride begins at Croydon Sports Arena, Albert Road, Woodside, at 10:30am, taking in a number of sites of worship before finishing with a picnic lunch at Park Hill Recreational Ground at about 2:30pm.


 - 10.30am – Start at Croydon Arena SE25 4QL with a route safety briefing.

 - 11am – Croydon Faith Education Resources CR9 7AL , presentations on the Jewish and Hindu faiths

 - Noon – South Norwood Islamic Centre SE25 5JJ

 - 12.55pm – Croydon Gurdwara CR0 2BU

 - 1.45pm – St Mary Magdalene Church CR0 6QD

 - 2.30pm – Park Hill Recreation Ground, Fairfield Road – Big Picnic.

Councillor Mark Watson , cabinet member for Communities, Safety and Justice said: “The annual picnic has gained the reputation of being a fun event for all the family, giving Croydon’s communities a chance to meet, eat and have fun.

“With this year’s added attraction of a not-too-taxing bike ride and visits to the interesting faith centres, it should prove even more popular.

“This will be a fun day out for everybody, young and old, and a great way to celebrate the diversity of faith in Croydon.”

Anybody keen to take part can take along their own bicycle. Alternatively, bikes will be available for hire at Croydon Arena.

Pre-registration is essential and can be carried out on the Eventbrite website at

Those not so keen on cycling can take part by turning up at any of the venues at the scheduled times, and, of course, the Big Picnic at 2.30 pm.

Bring food to share!

Release ends.

Release sender: Faiths Together In Croydon.



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  • Shujah Iqbal

    What an amaziing awesome event this was!
    I would highly reccommend Marco’s article which also has some testimonies too…