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

If you or any of your congregation / local community were not able to get out  on the 12th September 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. 



As many churches will not be open this year we have asked participants to simply ride or walk past churches  if they are not open.  Please see  the advice we are giving participants this year on our Rider and Strider page by clicking here.

However, we urge churches to help us to find participants so that we can raise funds this year for the Trust to make grants and for your church too. Amounts raised from sponsorship are shared 50/50 between the church that the participant rides or strides for, and the WCHCT. (Don’t forget there is also a prize of £250 for the church with the highest sponsorship (and there is also a £100 prize for the individual with the highest sponsorship).  

Money can be raised with sponsorship forms (see below) and sent to our Treasurer, or participants can make a simple one-off donation or set up a personal fundraising page online with Virgin Money Giving. 

If you have not registered your church, chapel or meeting room with us in previous years, please click the green button on the right to register. We can then keep you informed about Ride and Stride this year and in the future.

Please put out a poster (see below) outside your church – and wherever you can in the local community – and recruit as many members of your congregation and community to ride or stride for us

You can download the information and forms you need by clicking these links below: 

Please read the Risk Assessment information. You can download it here

If you are taking photos for sharing or publication, please ensure that you have permission from the people appearing in them. A form is attached here.