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Ride and Stride for churches

Visit unique historic buildings, see beautiful countryside, get some exercise and have fun with the family! 

Ride and Stride 2020

Ride+Stride for churches is a sponsored bike ride or walk between churches, exploring and enjoying the countryside from Cornwall to Northumberland. It takes place every year on the second Saturday in September. The money raised helps to repair churches, chapels and meeting houses throughout England.

Supported by The National Churches Trust and run by county churches Trusts nationwide, Ride+Stride for Churches opens the doors to some of England's amazing church buildings. In 2021, Ride+Stride raised over £1.2 million for the restoration and preservation of the UK’s historic churches, chapels and meeting houses.

Save the date : Ride+Stride for churches 10th September 2022

The affects of Covid-19 was still causing problems for the delivery of the event for some county churches trusts, however in 2021 the following county trusts all took part in Ride+Stride: 

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire   Berkshire     Buckinghamshire 

Cambridgeshire     Devon     Dorset    Essex   

Gloucestershire      Hampshire & The Islands  Isle of Man 

Kent    Leicestershire  Lincolnshire 

Norfolk      Northamptonshire  Nottinghamshire 

Oxfordshire      Rutland    Shropshire 

Somerset      Staffordshire   Suffolk 

Surrey    Sussex    Warwickshire & Coventry  

Wiltshire   Worcestershire    Yorkshire


Richard Cave

"As well as this, they are increasingly becoming the places where communities in general come together, and this is something that Ride+Stride helps them to do by providing the funding for modern facilities."

A review of 2021 with Rt Revd Gavin Collins, Bishop of Dorchester.

A review of 2021

Visit our directory for contact details of the local churches trust for your county.

If you need any further information, please email us at 

More information about Ride+Stride for Churches near you can be found on the dedicated Ride+Stride website

If you are organising Ride+Stride for Churches this year, do take advantage of our event guidelines, branding and marketing posters, flyers and other promotional tools.  There are lots of useful downloads and information to help you. 

Marketing and branding   

Fundraise for the National Churches Trust

There are lots of ways you can get involved fundraising for us. You could organise a collection at your church, hold a sponsored walk or talk, or devise your very own fundraising event? No event is too big or too small, and you can be sure that the money you raise will go to support the UK’s churches so they can stay open and be there for local people, now and in the future.

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