While his parishioners readied themselves for their door-to-door collections, the Rev Will Adams from East Anglia kick started the week on his Aprilla 750cc motorbike. The 61-year-old Brackley vicar joined more than 30 bikers, powering through 160 miles of British countryside in red and white Christian Aid bibs - stopping en route to rattle Christian Aid collecting boxes.
The bikers also reached a deal with Barclaycard to double the total amount raised. ‘These bikers, who are aged from their early 20s to their 70s, would have been out that day or that same weekend riding for pleasure,' said the Rev Adams. 'But today they are riding both for pleasure and for Christian Aid.'