Saturday, 12th September
Ride+Stride is a nationwide sponsored bike or horse ride, drive or walk between churches, exploring and enjoying the surroundings. It takes place every year on the second Saturday in September and is supported by The National Churches Trust. In our area it is run by the Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust (GHCT). Last year, Ride+Stride nationally raised over £1.2 million to help places of Christian worship of all denominations with repairs and improvements to their buildings and contents, as well as to their surrounding churchyards. This year more than ever, historic churches need your support!
You can take part in Ride+Stride as an individual or with a team. If you cannot travel between churches for sponsorship, this year you can take part in your own sponsored event – for example doing 100 laps of the garden, paint a picture, ride an exercise bike for 20 minutes or anything else that you can think of!
To find out more, including which churches are open, and for sponsorship forms, go to https://ghct.org.uk/ride-and-stride or contact your local organisers:
Coln St Aldwyns: David firstname.lastname@example.org 750482
Hatherop: Brian email@example.com 750409
Eastleach: Nen Sutcliffe firstname.lastname@example.org
Quenington: Anthea email@example.com
Southrop: Charles Llewellyn
Payment methods: cash or cheque payment can be accepted, but a more COVID-safe method is by online payment via Just Giving. The money raised will be shared equally between GHCT and the church of your choice.
Please note: churches are unlikely to provide refreshments this year, so take what you need with you – if churches are open, all current COVID-19 guidelines will apply