What is Ride+Stride?
Visit unique historic buildings, see beautiful countryside, get some exercise and have fun with the family!
Ride+Stride is a sponsored bike ride or walk in which people all over England walk or cycle between churches, exploring and enjoying the countryside from Cornwall to Northumberland. The money they raise helps to save historic churches, chapels and meeting houses for future generations by helping to fund urgent repairs and the installation of modern facilities.
Supported by The National Churches Trust and in partnership with county based local churches trusts, Ride+Stride opens the doors to some of England’s most rare and unusual churches, chapels and meeting houses.
With thousands to choose from, there is no shortage of fantastic churches, chapels and meeting houses to visit and support. You can find a church bell (in the tree) or a stone hedgehog (on the door) at St Nicholas’ Church in Barfrestone, Kent. Look for carved pigs feeding in Little Malvern Priory in Worcestershire (on a monk’s arm rest). Buy stamps or send a letter in the Church post office at All Saints Church in Sheepy Magna, Leicestershire. Or even visit an art exhibition at Holy Trinity Church in Leeds.
We’d love to hear about your favourite churches and chapels – why not tell us about yours on our The UK’s Favourite Churches Facebook page?
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“Many historic churches, chapels and meeting houses are battling to survive. Roofs leak, ancient timbers rot and medieval stonework crumbles. Now you can help by joining the Ride+Stride adventure, a sponsored bike ride or walk discovering beautiful churches, which also raises money for their repair and preservation.”