Life

The mitre’s in my pannier…Bishop Ed Condry used Lent to swap car travel for cycling, to draw attention to threats posed by climate change.Cycling Active

A bubble of tranquility…step back to the 1950s at Lavender’s Tea Rooms in the rural Home Counties where cafe owner Gail Swann insists visitors take their time. Women’s Cycling

In harmony…Rock Choir’s Pippa Gearing likes nothing better than teaching musical harmonies. Some songs give her goose bumps. Complex choreography in six-inch heels is all in a day’s work. Hertfordshire Life

It gets the adrenalin going…Inspired by the heroics of Paralympian cyclists, and having completed his first cycling challenge, amputee Kevin Brennan now wants to ride from Lands End to John O’Groats. Cycling Active

Passion for fashion…Fashion designer and musician Natalie Panayi says The Apprentice is one of the toughest things she’s done. Hertfordshire Life

The beginning of time…It’s art and mythology but science too. A sundial maker tells of her craft. LandScape

Oarsome…Duncan Booth was an outstanding mountaineer before contracting multiple sclerosis. He is defying the disease by setting himself physical challenges that few of us would contemplate. Rowing & Regatta

Deal maker…No gain without pain on the NUJ’s Pitch and Deal course. The Journalist

Brutal is fruitful…to craft a good hedge you have to be serious when wielding the billhook, says champion hedgelayer Donato Cinicolo. Hertfordshire Life

I had a dream…professional forager Stuart Blackman has been granted his wish of a tea room complete with traditional teapots and knitted cosies. He says tea rooms remind people of better times. Bushcraft and Survival Skills

Writing wrongs…too much money is being siphoned from theatre production says playwright Michael Wilcox, whose money-based tales have been highly successful. The Northumbrian

Food for free…horseradish, dandelion and wild game are on the menu at The Country Bumpkin’s foodnights. Hertfordshire Countryside

Dumbfounded…Nick Baldock’s reaction to the ‘miserly’ compensation awarded to a youngster whose assailant left her close to death spurred him to take on an epic test of endurance. Running fitness

Safe passage…villagers are taking responsibility for their future while marking the 950th year of their district’s Royal Charter. Hertfordshire Countryside