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.

Ride & Stride takes place on Saturday 14th September 2019 – and we need your help! 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. Churches are encouraged to be open, welcome the visitors and give refreshments if they wish.

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 from a list. 

Funds can be raised by finding sponsors and collecting donations or by using Just Giving online, which makes fundraising much easier.

This year we are arranging two organised bike rides around 15 South Warwickshire churches, called the Bard’s Ride. There will be a 50-mile and a 10-mile route. It will start at Newbold-on-Stour. A list of churches participating and a map of the route will be  available on this website soon. There will also be an organised walk around some of the churches.

See our Facebook page for posts about Ride and Stride.

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.