Every year Ride & Stride is on the second Saturday of September every year and is a national, sponsored event involving all the Historic Churches County Trusts.

THIS YEAR’S RIDE & STRIDE IS ON SATURDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 2020.

WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT RIDE & STRIDE  WILL TAKE PLACE THIS YEAR – THE ONLY DIFFERENCE, DUE TO COVID-19, IS THAT THERE MAY ONLY BE A FEW CHURCHES  OPEN.

HOWEVER, RIDERS AND STRIDERS CAN RIDE OR WALK PAST CHURCHES WITHOUT VISITING THEM. IT WILL BE A WONDERFUL DAY OUT EXERCISING WITH OUR HOUSEHOLD OR ‘BUBBLE’ GROUPS. THERE IS NO NEED TO GO IN TO CHURCHES OR SIGN REGISTERS.

WE ASK EVERYONE TO PLEASE HELP US RAISE MONEY IN THIS DIFFICULT YEAR TO PRESERVE OUR PRECIOUS HISTORIC HERITAGE. 

Sponsored Riders and Striders are invited to cycle, horse ride, drive or walk between churches, chapels and meeting rooms on any route of their choice.

It’s great fun and an enjoyable day out with family or friends while raising funds to support the repair and restoration of churches so that future generations can enjoy these historic treasures too.Money raised is divided 50% between the participant’s chosen church and the WCHCT.

To find out more, go to either “I am a Church or Parish Coordinator / Organiser”  or “I want to be a Rider or Strider”. On these pages, scroll down and you can download all the forms you need. We will be providing forms for 2020 by 14th August. 

Funds can be raised by finding sponsors and collecting donations or by using Virgin Money online which makes fundraising much easier. A link will be provided in early August.

PRIZES

THE CHURCH AWARD

The Trustees of the WCHCT will award £250.00 to the church with the highest sponsorship received.

THE INDIVIDUAL AWARD

The Trustees of the WCHCT will award £100.00 to the church of the individual rider or strider with the highest sponsorship received.

To qualify for this your sponsorship money must be paid to the treasurer by 31st October 2018. In the event of a tie, the prize money will be split equally between winners. The Trustees’ decision is final.