Sponsored Ride & Stride

The next Sponsored Bike Ride/Walk takes place on Saturday 8th September 2018. This annual event is an excellent way of raising funds for your own church as well as the Trust, as 50% of the money that you raise is returned to the church of your choice. In addition, there is the opportunity to visit and admire some of the wonderful Christian buildings in the County.

People of any age can take part as you can choose your own route, according to how many churches you wish to visit on the day. Most of the churches in the County will be open from 10.00 - 18.00, although there some that have to close earlier. 

A list of churches that will be open to visitors for the 2018 can be downloaded by clicking here.

Full details and Sponsorship forms are available from your Parish Organiser, whose contact details will be displayed on posters locally before the event.

Sponsorship forms may also be obtained from the Area Organisers, Richard and Val Hartley. To request one please email  richardvalhartley@btinternet.com . Please include in your email: your name, address, and telephone number. Richard and Val can also put you into contact with your local organiser. We do not currently have a Just Giving or similar page.

Parish organisers may download the register form for visitors to their church, a poster to advertise the event, and the list of open churches.
For information about events around the rest of the country please visit the national website at www.rideandstrideuk.org
Please check this web page for any last minute news about the event, including changes to the list of open churches.
Update record - including special events during Ride & Stride day:-

Update 8/9/18: Harpole All Saints   -  Open and manned 10 – 6   Scarecrow Festival

Update 1/9/18: Cosgrove, St Peter and St Paul  - Unfortunately no access to the church as building work not finished.  Register will be by the church door

Update 1/9/18:Dingley, All Saints  - Open 10am  - 6pm. Tea/coffee/squash available

Update 1/9/18:Higham Ferrers, St Mary the Virgin -  Open from 10am.  Hoping to stay open until 4pm

Update 15/5/2018: Great Oxendon – St Helen’s.  Church is on the left hand side of the A508 as you leave the village.  Open Day for Church and Churchyard on Ride and Stride Day – barbeque, cream teas, tea, coffee and cake. 

Travel safely - Enjoy the Day - Encourage your Sponsors to be generous!

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