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Ride and Stride for churches

Ride+Stride 2022

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.

Death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth

The organisers of Ride+Stride for Churches have expressed their deep sadness at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

As the Supreme Governor of the Church of England and through her own personal belief, her commitment to Christianity was deeply rooted and profound.

Ride+Stride for Churches, which raises money to keep churches open and in good repair, takes place on Saturday 10 September.

At this time, churches will be particularly important in helping to bring communities together.

We hope that people will feel able to take part in Ride+Stride and take the opportunity to visit churches for moments of silence and to reflect with gratitude on the life and service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

About Ride+Stride

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.

Find out more about Ride+Stride by visiting the website of your local event organisers.

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

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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