It’s time to limber up for the Ride and Stride

Ride + Stride is the major annual fundraising activity for  Historic Churches Trusts across the UK.

Yet again thousands of people will walk, cycle or ride their horses around as many churches or chapels as possible on Saturday 14 September.

The funds raised are split equally between churches nominated by the participants and the Historic Churches Trust in the relevant county. Each year the Buckinghamshire Historic Churches Trust alone gives grants totalling £60,000 to help to preserve the fabric of churches and chapels.

The trusts offer ideas for cycling and walking routes in most areas of their counties and will have a number of guided walks on offer, enabling walkers to relax and enjoy the company of others. Some routes are suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs, comprising smooth paths winding through beautiful green spaces. The Berkshire Historic Churches Trust has a route that includes a ‘hunt the animal’ quiz for participants.

This year the Oxford Historic Churches Trust organised a publicity event for the Ride + Stride, inviting clergy from across the Diocese to have a go at riding penny farthings. The fun event culminated in a ride into the centre of Oxford.

More details about taking part in Ride + Stride email

Bucks:   buckinghamshire@rideandstrideuk.org

Oxon: secretary@ohct.org.uk

Berks: rideandstrideberks@gmail.com