Thanks to everyone who came to our event on Saturday 11th September which was a great success. More riders and walkers registered online this year than in 2019, so we are delighted that the event is building well. Many thanks to all our helpers and marshalls who gave us so much of their time and support. 

Bard’s Ride and Walk 2022 will be on Saturday September 2022 — please save the date!

We are very grateful to James Kerr who took wonderful photos of the Ride  below). 

The three Bard’s Rides and Walk started and ended at Honington Hall, with the kind permission of Benjamin Wiggin.

The early Autumn sun shone and riders said they enjoyed the routes around the glorious South Warwickshire countryside and pretty villages very much. Villages on the 100km cycle route  included  Oxhill, Ilmington, Welford-on-Avon, Chipping Campden, Brailes, Paxford, Todenham and Cherington among many others.

Afterwards, participants  joined their families and friends for a delicious lunch at  Big Lee’s Barbecue and Grill. in  the lovely grounds of Honington Hall

Walkers loved the 6 mile walk from Honington around Idlicote  and Whatcote (as did their dogs!)  They had the option of visiting the churches and taking part in a fun and ingenious Church Quiz that  Angela Everitt (our Trust Treasurer)  had devised.

if anyone did not collect their medal for completing the Ride or Walk, please email us at and we will send one to you.

Our thanks to Todenham Manor Farm for the gift vouchers that they generously provided as prizes for our raffle.

Bard’s Ride 100km video of the full ride:
Thanks to Paul Cripps who rides for  De-Tour Cycling Club (which supports  Zoes Place Hospice in Coventry) for his terrific full video of the 100km Bard’s Challenge Ride. See it on  YouTube

More information will be on this website soon. 

If anyone has queries or would like to give us  feedback or ideas or  suggest sponsors for next year, we would like to hear from you.  Please email  
Thank you

Bards Ride and Walk 2022:
Save the Date:
Saturday September 10th 2022.

Kevin Bond, the Chair of the Warwickshire and Coventry Historic Trust, said  “We are delighted with the success of the second Bard’s Ride and Walk which raised essential funds to preserve our church buildings for future generations.  

Next year’s Bard’s Ride and Walk will be on Saturday September 10th 2022. Please tell fellow cyclists and your family and friends about it and we look forward to seeing you there! 

Please help the  Warwickshire and Coventry Historic Churches to maintain church buildings. You can make a one-off donation at Virgin Money Giving.

Thank you so much for supporting us.