Cycling and Singing the distance for MIND

5 singers, 5 Bikes, 1,000 miles, 14 concerts – and tonight’s concert was at St Chrysostom’s.

We were delighted to welcome the Song Cyclists – five young men who are cycling from John O’Groats to Land’s End in 14 days, giving a concert each evening, all in aid of Mind, the Mental Health Charity.

The enthusiasm and dedication of the young men shone throughout the evening. We heard music from different centuries, different regions of the UK, and wide ranging in style. Durufle’s Ubi Caritas was simply exquisite and I can go the distance from ‘Hercules’ was a moving encore in a special event.

We had a lovely varied audience, all of whom enjoyed a very special evening. Here are just a few of the comments we received:

What a beautiful and inspiring evening. It was great to see young men standing up for mental health issues in such a creative way.

Absolutely fantastic, a very uplifting and inspirational evening for a worthwhile, often overlooked, charity

I loved it – the contemporary music at the end lifted me. The whole event had a sense of great purpose and vibrancy

Thoroughly enjoyable – fantastic.

Well done, Song cyclists!

We were reminded during the concert that there most common form of death for men under 35 is suicide, and we heard of the outstanding work MIND. Jonny Venvell, one of the singers says: “Having witnessed first-hand the debilitating effects of mental illness, particularly among musicians, I feel privileged to be able to contribute to the great work Mind are doing in destigmatising and treating mental health problems.”

You can support the Song Cyclists in their amazing project find out more on their website and why not give a donation to support them?


About stchrysostoms

St Chrysostom’s is an Anglican (Church of England) parish church in Manchester, UK. We’re an inclusive, diverse and welcoming faith community rejoicing in our Anglo Catholic tradition, where people of many differing backgrounds make friends. Find our Facebook group at
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