I want to Ride or Stride

Many thanks  to everyone who took part in our ‘socially distanced’ Ride and Stride on Saturday 12th September 2020. Your support is much appreciated.  If you have any photos that you can share please post them on our Facebook page or email them to admin@warwickshirechurches.org.uk

 

If you were not able to get out over the weekend and would like to take advantage of the wonderful weather for a cycle ride or a walk, the WCHCT has made this event very flexible for this very difficult year and have extended it – you can Ride and Stride through September and donations will be open until the end of October.

 

You can plan your day to suit yourself  and you can ride or walk past any churches or chapels you wish. Your choice of transport is up to you – by bike, car, horse, tractor or buggy – or  walking –  or any form of transport you choose!

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).

See below for sponsorship forms and for our Treasurer’s address for cheques.Alternatively, a simpler way is to go to Virgin Money Giving online and either make a simple one-off donation or set up a fundraising page yourself.

Taking part is easy:

Download the briefing documents and forms you need here. 

To raise money — either, download the Sponsorship Form below 

OR click the direct link below for online donations and fundraising

http://warwickshirechurches.org.uk/newwebsite/wp-admin/treasurerwchct@gmail.comHave a look at some examples of Warwickshire cycling and walking routes here

Recording visits to Churches: We are not recording visits to churches this year for Covid Safety reasons. If Riders or Striders feel that they need to show their sponsors that they have ridden past churches, we suggest that they take selfie photos on their mobile phone.

In addition, you will need to read our Risk Assessment document which is here: Risk Assessment

Publicity material

 

SUMMARY OF COVID ADVICE FOR RIDE & STRIDE 2020

The objective is still to ride or stride past or visit as many churches and chapels so as you can to obtain sponsorship for your efforts. However, because of the Covid-19 pandemic –

  • Assume that churches will not be open and that there will be no one to welcome you or provide refreshments, so please take your own.
  • Toilets are unlikely to be available
  • There will be no Register of Visitors, so if you need to demonstrate that you have ridden or walked past churches, please take selfies on your phone camera.
  • Follow socially distancing rules and other Government guidance on Covid-19, extant at the time
  • If a church is open, touch as little as possible
  • Take hand sanitiser
  • Use off road routes where possible and remember the Highway Code.
  • Stay safe and enjoy the day

(If you have time / are able to, it would be great if you can let your local church, chapel or meeting room know that you are going to take part this year).

We look forward to seeing you on a wonderful and rewarding day.

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