Ride + Stride is organised by the County Churches Trusts, voluntary organisations that raise money for the restoration and maintenance of historic churches and chapels, supported by the National Churches Trust. Also known as the Sponsored Bike Ride, the event takes place across most of the country and has been an annual event since it began in Suffolk in 1981.
A fun (and healthy!) way to raise money, it happens on the second Saturday of September every year. People from across the country take part riding or walking between churches to raise money. They have a really memorable and enjoyable time visiting historic gems and being treated to biscuits and refreshments along the way. Some have even shared their favourite routes for others to try.
What’s in it for you?
By taking part in Ride + Stride you:
• have a perfect excuse to get out and about riding or walking between beautiful buildings, to enjoy yourself and do some exploring!
• take part in a major charity initiative and become a key supporter of the County Churches Trusts
• meet other people
What’s in it for Churches and Chapels ?
It doesn’t matter if you raise £2, £20 or £200. Every penny raised means you will continue to fund the great work being carried out by the County Churches Trusts across the country, saving and protecting our unique heritage.
Click on the map on the home page to find out more about Ride + Stride and how to take part this September!