Ashbourne Churches at Thundersprint 2014

January 15, 2014
Courtesy of Thundersprint
Revd. Canon Geraldine Pond and PA Clare Lewcock.
Revd. Canon Geraldine Pond and PA Clare Lewcock.

Ashbourne Anglican churches, under the leadership of the Revd. Canon Geraldine Pond, are going to take a starring role at the 2014 Thundersprint which will be held at the Darley Moor Circuit, on the edge of Ashbourne, over the weekend of May 10/11.

The Revd. Pond said: “We are very excited about joining in with what is going to be a wonderful event for the whole community. We will have a Christian Centre right in the heart of the Thundersprint but we are going to be doing far more than evangelising – vitally important as this is to us.

“In our centre we will have a Nursing Mums’ area, a chill out space so parents with little ones can take a quiet five minutes before they join the excitement of the show again and a prayer and meditation area for some reflective thinking.
“We hope that all these opportunities will be very popular.

“We are also hosting the Lost Children Centre – but we will be happy if this is empty all weekend!

“On Saturday evening, we will be having a prayer walk around the track and we hope that many of the riders and spectators will join us in this very spiritual experience.”

Thundersprint organiser, Frank Melling, said: “The Thundersprint is of and for the wider community – not just for hard core bikers. This is why the support of the local churches is so important to us. We want the Thundersprint to provide a great weekend for everyone and to be able to work with the Ashbourne churches, who play such a pivotal role in the life of the town and surrounding area, is a great honour.”

For more information contact Frank Melling on 01928 740 498 or e-mail