Claines Church Fete saw a historic first for a Boy Bishop as he blessed a “chapter”
of Harley Davidson motorbikes and their owner riders!
A dozen members of the Rolling Hills Chapter roared into Claines and parked amongst
the graves, to be greeted by Reverend Jo Musson and 2012 Boy Bishop, George Paterson.
George, in a rare summer robing, complete with crosier, blessed the gleaming machines
and their owners and wished them many happy and safe miles.
Some of the members were fresh back from St Peters Square, Rome, where on June 16th
over 35,000 Harley Davidson bikers had gathered to celebrate 110 years of Harley
Davidson. They were blessed by the Pope.
The Rolling Hills Chapter was formed in March 1989 Since 2008, they have been proudly
sponsored by Cheltenham Harley-Davidson.
The Rolling Hills Chapter has always been, and remains, primarily a Harley-Davidson
riding group, with over 30 rideouts arranged throughout each year, plus weekend trips
away in the UK and longer tours in and around Europe. Some fo the members had recently
tarvelled back from ROme
Every year they support a worthy charity and this year they are continuing to support
and raise money for the Midlands Air Ambulance, having raised over £1,700 last year.