Take up the challenge and join us as a Rider or Strider on Saturday September 14th 2019. You will be helping raise money for church repairs and restoration projects throughout Warwickshire and Coventry to protect our architectural heritage for future generations.
Scroll down this page to find a poster and all the forms and information you’ll need.
It’s open to all ages – from babies and children accompanied by their parents to 90-year-olds!
Contact your local church, chapel or meeting room and talk to them about their Ride + Stride event. It’s a great day out and is the perfect opportunity to get some exercise outdoors and be together with family or a group of friends. A large number of churches in the county will open their doors to participants between 10am and 6pm.
You can plan your day to suit yourself by choosing the churches you visit and organising your own sponsorship. Your choice of transport is up to you – by bike, horse, tractor or buggy – or any form of transport you choose!
You will need to find sponsors for your fundraising and can either collect the money from them and send it to our Treasurer (see forms below)
Alternatively, you can create a Just Giving page online and make sponsorship easy. Our Ride and Stride Campaign link for Just Giving is here. When you set up your own fundraising page on Just Giving, please be sure to include the name of the church you are riding or striding for.
Fundraising amounts are shared 50/50 between the WCHCT and the church for which a participant rides or strides.
Don’t forget there is a prize of £100 for the individual with the highest sponsorship (as well as a £250 prize for the church with the highest sponsorship).
Have a look at some examples of Warwickshire walks here.
Taking part is easy:
Download the briefing documents and forms you will need here:
This Information Pack includes the following forms and documents which can be downloaded here as separate pages if you wish:
- Introduction for Riders and Striders
- Registration Form for Riders and Striders
- Sponsorship Form for Riders and Striders (includes information about sponsoring via Just Giving)
- Safety Information
Recording visits to Churches. This year, we are suggesting that Riders and Striders keep their own records of the churches visited if they need to show their sponsors. This can be done easily by taking a photo on your phone to save the paperwork! if there is a Register of Riders and Striders, please add your name to let us know who has visited. Thanks.
In addition, you will need to read our Risk Assessment document which is here: Risk Assessment
- If you are taking photos for sharing or publication, please ensure that you have permission from the people appearing in them. A form is attached here.
We look forward to seeing you on a wonderful and rewarding day.
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