The event, an initiative of the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC), encourages people of all faiths
to help tackle climate change through a fun, healthy community activity.
Sydney Uniting Church member Miriam Pepper is the National Ride to Worship coordinator.
She hopes participating in the event will encourage people to cycle regularly throughout the year.
“It reduces greenhouse gas emissions, other air pollutants and noise and it also lowers our dependency on oil,” she said.
“We can also improve our physical and mental health and reduce the risk of life threatening illnesses including heart disease, obesity and diabetes.”
Uniting Church President, Rev Alistair Macrae, is an enthusiastic supporter of Ride to Worship.
“Too often we get caught up indoors and focused on our ‘to do’ list rather than taking pleasure in God’s creation,” he said.
“Riding to worship can provide an opportunity to reflect, enjoy our beautiful world and save on fossil fuels.”
Ms Pepper said people who could not cycle could still participate by walking, catching public transport or car pooling.
For more information visit www.arrcc.org.au
Photo : Uniting Church President, Rev Alistair Macrae, enjoys cycling around his hometown. Photo courtesy of Insights