Ride + Stride
Ride+Stride, is the annual fundraising event that raises thousands of pounds to help preserve church heritage will take place on Saturday 14th September 2019 from 10am to 4pm.
Organised locally by the Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust, the event involves hundreds of local people of all ages who are sponsored to travel by foot, bike, car and even by horse between churches in the area. The money raised is split between local churches and the Trust. Churches across the counties of Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire (and north Bristol) can apply to the Trust for grants. Over the past 30 years, Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust has given £2,615,350 in grants to 467 churches, funding important projects including roof repairs, restorations and improved disabled access.
Individuals can take part by being sponsored to travel between churches and churches themselves can help by providing a welcome to the Ride+Stride participants. And, there are prizes based on performance in the event, plus awards for participants and churches who raise the most money. You don’t need to go to a church to join in – many people help just to raise funds to ensure these local icons are preserved for the whole community. To get involved speak to your local church organiser or contact us via our website www.ghct.org.uk/ride-and-stride.