Bike rides around the wonderful Warwickshire countryside


Bard’s Ride will take place on Saturday 18th May 2024 and will start at Cherington and Stourton Village Hall.

More information and registration details will be posted in February 2024. In the meantime, if you have any queries, please email us at



A very big thank you to everyone who participated in Bard’s Ride 2023.  We have had great feedback about the day.

The Rides started at Stourton, Cherington and Sutton-under-Brailes Village Hall and there was a choice of 2 routes (100km and 40km) around the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. The weather was good for cycling – and for those taking part in our Bard’s Bluebell Walk.  

If you have won a raffle prize, our Treasurer will be in touch with you.

Many thanks to Stuart at Shipston Spokes who generously gave us a repair voucher as a prize. He also provided bike supports for the day.

Wellesbourne Wheelers gave us valuable help with the route and signing and we are very grateful for their support.

Bard’s Ride 100km video of the full ride:
Thanks to Paul Cripps who rides for  De-Tour Cycling Club (which supports Sense | For people with complex disabilities for his terrific 2023  full video of the 100km Bard’s Challenge Ride. See it on  YouTube

We will be adding more photos below,  so if you have any photos that you are happy to share, please send them to


Photos of Bard’s Ride and Bard’s Walk 2021 and 2022 (see below)

We are very grateful to James Kerr who took wonderful photos of the Rides.

Steven Matthews, Chair of the Warwickshire and Coventry Historic Trust, says  “We are delighted with the success of the Bard’s Rides and Walks in recent years. They have raised essential funds to preserve our church buildings for future generations.  

FUNDRAISING FOR WARWICKSHIRE AND COVENTRY HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST:  Please help us to raise funds for our charity on our JUSTGIVING page by making a one-off donation.