Below is a list of the churches that were open for Ride and Stride in 2018. We have not been able to verify the full list this year, but are hoping that they will all be open on Saturday 14th September. Many thanks to churches who keep their doors open for Riders and Striders.

St Margaret’s Hunningham, (refreshments).

St John the Baptist, Honiley

St Mark’s, Flecknoe

St Nicholas with St Barnabas, Kenilworth

St Georges Church, Coundon (refreshments 11am to 4pm)

All Saints, Leamington Hastings (refreshments inside or in porch)

St Mary’s, Atherstone (open 10pm to 4pm) with refreshments. (Toilets also available).

St Barbara, Earlsdon

St Andrews: Eastern Green

St Thomas a Becket, Sutton-under-Brailles (Church open with refreshments)

Holy Trinity, Ettington

St Mary’s, Pillerton Hersey

St Mary the Virgin, Bearley

St Lawrence, Oxhill (open for refreshments for Riders and Striders)

St David’s, Newbold-on-Stour

St Nicolas, Nuneaton

St Michael and All Angels, Great Wolford (Church open with refreshments)

Holy Trinity, Leamington 

St Mary’s Church, Stoneleigh (Church manned and open all day with refreshments)

St George’s, Brailes (Church open from 10am to 6pm offering hospitality).

St Mary’s Church, Tysoe

St Mary’s and the Holy Cross, Alderminster (will open unmanned, but with refreshments).

St Michael’s Church, Whichford

All Saints, Leek Wootton (open all day, unmanned but with refreshments and toilet is available).

St Edith’s Church, Monks Kirby (church is open 10am to 5pm, but will be unmanned.There are toilet facilities available, but no refreshments).

St Mary’s, Atherstone (open from 10am to 4pm with refreshments).

Christchurch, Cheylesmore (open 10am to 5pm, hopefully with refreshments.Please note: there is also a scarecrow hunt through the village which costs £3 to participate).

All Saints’, Leamington Spa (open from 10.30am until 4.30pm).

St James, Old Milverton, Leamington Spa

St Mary’s, Oldberrow (open for Riders and Striders, hopefully with refreshments!)

St Esprit, Marton

St Martin’s, Barcheston(open from 9am to 6pm. Manned for some of the time; refreshments available, but no toilets). 

St James, Weethley, Alcester

St Michael & All Angels, Stockton(open 9.30am to around 5pm. There will be people around on Saturday morning.)

St George’s Church, Newbold Pacey will be open for anyone wishing to call in.

St James the Great,Snitterfield (open from 9am to 6pm with drinks and biscuits for Ride and Stride visitors).

St Edmund’s Shipston-on-Stour (open and providing squash, water and biscuits to Ride and Stride visitors).

St Peter and St Paul, Long Compton (open during the day and refreshments available)

St Barnabas and St Nicholas, Burmington

St James the Grand, Idlicote (open and manned with refreshments)

St Chad, Bishops Tatchbrook (open all day to welcome Riders and Striders, registration outside from 11.30 to 12.30)

 

BARD’S RIDE — CHURCHES OPEN

This year we are running an organised cycle event — The Bard’s Ride, starting at Newbold-on-Stour Village Green. Please see Bard’s Ride page on this website for information. 

Churches and facilities on Bard’s Ride routes

18-mile Family Fun Ride

Newbold-on-Stour Village Green  (St David’s Church open) Refreshments and toilets in Village Hall

Halford (St Mary’s Church) Church open. Refreshments. No toilet. Church also on Bard’s Walk

Barcheston (St Martin’s Church) Church open, Refreshments, No toilets. Organ playing

Brailes:(St George’s Church) Church open. Refreshments. Toilets 40yds in adjacent Free School.

Brailes:(Catholic Chapel, SS Peter and Paul) Chapel open. Refreshments. No toilets.Chapel is upstairs above an old barn.

Oxhill: (St Laurence’s Church) Church open. Refreshments. No toilets.

Whatcote:(St Peter’s Church) Church open. Refreshments. Toilet

Idlicote (St James The Great) Church open. Refreshments. No toilets. Church also on Bard’s Walk. Bellringing.

Honington(All Saints Church) Church open.No refreshments.No toilets. Church also on Bard’s Walk. Bell-ringing.

Honington Hall.   Barbecue and Finishing event. Portaloo

Cycle back to Newbold-on Stour Village Green

 

40-mile Challenge Ride

Newbold-on-Stour Village Green   Refreshments and toilets in Village Hall (St David’s Church open)

Whitchurch      Please do not visit Whitchurch Church after 11.30 (wedding)

Preston-on-Stour(St Mary’s Church) Church open. Refreshments. No toilets

Ilmington (St Mary’s)  Church open. Refreshments. Toilets

Darlingscott (St George’s Church) No information

Shipston-on-Stour (St Edmund’s)  Church open. Refreshments. Toilets.

Barcheston (St Martin’s Church)  Church open, Refreshments, No toilets. Organ playing

Sutton-under-Brailes (St Thomas a Becket) Church open. Refreshments. No toilets.

Cherington (St John the Baptist) Church open. Refreshments. No toilets.

Whichford (St Michael’s Church)  Church open, Refreshments.Toilets in Parish Room opposite church.

Brailes 1:(St George’s Church) Church open. Refreshments. Toilets 40yds in adjacent Free School.

Brailes 2:(Catholic Chapel, SS Peter and Paul) Chapel open. Refreshments. No toilets. Chapel is upstairs above an old barn.

Tysoe (St Peter’s Church)  Church open. Refreshments. Toilet.

Oxhill (St Laurence’s Church)   Church open. Refreshments. No toilet.

Whatcote (St Peter’s Church)  Church open, Refreshments. Toilet

Idlicote (St James The Great Church)        Church open. Refreshments. No toilets. Church also on Bard’sWalk

Honington(All Saints Church) Church open. No refreshments.No toilets. Church also on Bard’s Walk. Bellringing 2pm

Honington Hall.   Barbecue and Finishing event. Portaloo

Cycle back to Newbold-on Stour Village Green