Winners of the Photo Competition for the Bike Ride of 2021

The Norfolk Churches Trust are pleased to announce the three winners of the photographic competition for the Bike, Ride, Walk & Drive competition 2021.

With the sun shining and Norfolk looking so very beautiful, the lanes around our quiet part of North Norfolk are buzzing with cyclists racing around the countryside with the intention of clocking up miles. It puts in mind the photographs sent in by the Norfolk Churches Trust Bike Ride participants last September. They recall a happy day cycling with the intent of clocking up visits to Norfolk’s fabulous churches. The photographs sent in were entered into our competition and they have been judged. We have found three worthy winners who each receive £50.

Photograph No. 1

Thomas Abbott’s photograph of family and friends outside Weybourne church not only reflects the fun element of the bike ride – joining together and sharing a day exploring the churches and lanes of Norfolk – but the breadth of what Norfolk has to offer as a county. Team Abbott comprising Thomas and Theo Abbott, Harry Steel, the Rev. Canon David Longe and his wife Sara (not photographed) set themselves the challenge to walk, run, bike and swim! A triathlon challenge that began in 2020.  A quick dip in the sea at Weybourne followed their cycle to All Saints, Weybourne.

Photograph No. 2

David Nice is another worthy winner. His blogs and photographs are wonderful records of the day and highlight the history and architectural features of the churches visited. The panel loved this photograph of St Mary’s, Elsing with a beautiful blooming bicycle and black and white timeless signpost directing the eye to villages and towns with more wonderful churches. .

Photograph No. 3

The last winner is Elizabeth who took a lovely photograph of her daughter in pink against the dramatic backdrop of the tower of St Michael’s, Great Cressingham. A memory of a happy day.

The runners-up in the competition are definitely worth illustrating and mentioning too.

Photograph No. 4

Peter Skivington’s photograph of his exhausted sons lying on the grass at Melton church. Together they cycled over 50km that day and visited 22 churches. They definitely deserved their rest.

Photographs No. 5 & 6

Lorne Inglis sent in two atmospheric photographs which we just couldn’t choose between. The dramatic silhouette of the altar cross against the iridescent stained glass of …. Church is in contrast to the pastoral image of sheep grazing against the walls of … church.

Norfolk Churches Trust Bike Ride Photograph Competition 2022

Saturday 11th September, 2022

Entries of images are encouraged. They will be published on the website and the winners will be awarded a £50 prize and see their photographs illustrated in the EDP.

For more information on how to take part in the 2022 Bike Ride please click here

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