An Archdeacon has begun an epic bike ride that will see him visit each of the 180 Anglican churches on his patch. The Ven Hugh McCurdy, Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech, started the 500-mile marathon in the Huntingdon deanery two weeks ago at Great Gidding, having ridden from his home in Ely, and by the Saturday evening had 40 churches under his belt. The 70-miles-a-day slog resumed last Friday, when he visited the 15 churches in the St Neots deanery. That will be followed by a similar number in the St Ives deanery, north of the river, on June 12. June 17 and 18 will see him in the 25 churches of the Wisbech Lynne Marshland deanery, followed by the Fincham and Feltwell deanery on June 24 and 25. He returns to churches in Sawtry and surrounding villages on June 29, concluding with the March and Ely areas in a saddle-sore July.