Join us for Bard’s Bike Rides and Walk!
They take place tomorrow, Saturday May 18th 2024

You can register online OR you can register at the Hall tomorrow. See below for times and costs.

Bard’s Ride on May 18th 2024 will again start at the wonderful Cherington and Stourton Village Hall (CV36 5HG). Food will be available before and after the Rides or Walks.

There will be a 60-mile Challenge Ride (100km) and a 25-mile Classic Ride around the stunning Warwickshire countryside. The Rides go through pretty villages and open countryside and (on the 100km Ride) past the Edge Hill battlefields.

Please note:
he 100km Challenge Ride will not be signed, a GPS route link will be provided at the Hall tomorrow.
The 25-mile Classic route will have yellow signs on the route and a GPS route link will also be provided at the Hall tomorrow.

It’s a great opportunity to get fitter before cycle challenges later in the summer!

The new routes are as shown (blue is 60-mile route and yellow is 25 mile).  Many thanks to De Tour Cycling Club for setting these routes.

Prices are:
Challenge Ride: 60 mile (100km): Adults: £30, Under 18: £20. Registration is  between 8.30 and 9am
Classic Ride: 25 mile: Adults £25, Under 18: £15. Registration is between 9.30 and 10am


Or.. you could join us for Bard’s Walk: 3, 5 or 7-mile walks.
Walk :  Adults: £7      Under 18: £3

Register at the Hall tomorrow between 10am and 11.30. You will be given a map and written instructions.

Please put a post on your social media accounts or forward this email to your friends, family, colleagues and fellow cycle club riders to ask them to join us on Saturday 18th May 2024. Thank you.

We look forward to seeing you on the 18th May.

The Bard’s Ride Team 
(for the Warwickshire and Coventry Historic Churches Trust)


Facebook (@bardsride)


Bard’s Ride 100km video of the full ride:
Thanks to Paul Cripps who rides for  De-Tour Cycling Club (which supports Sense | For people with complex disabilities for his terrific 2023  full video of the 100km Bard’s Challenge Ride. See it on  YouTube


Photos of Bard’s Ride and Bard’s Walk 2021 and 2022 (see below)

We are very grateful to James Kerr who took wonderful photos of the Rides.

Steven Matthews, Chair of the Warwickshire and Coventry Historic Trust, says  “We are delighted with the success of the Bard’s Rides and Walks in recent years. They have raised essential funds to preserve our church buildings for future generations”.  

FUNDRAISING FOR WARWICKSHIRE AND COVENTRY HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST:  Please help us to raise funds for our charity on our JUSTGIVING page by making a one-off donation.