Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust

Ride + Stride

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

Ride+Stride is a sponsored bike ride or walk in which people from all over England walk, cycle or drive  between churches, exploring and enjoying the countryside from Cornwall to Northumberland. The money they raise helps to save historic churches, chapels and meeting houses for future generations by helping to fund urgent repairs and the installation of modern facilities.

Ride +Stride  took place on 10th September 2016, and will happen again on the 9th September 2017.

“Many historic churches, chapels and meeting houses are battling to survive. Roofs leak, ancient timbers rot and medieval stonework crumbles.

Now you can help by joining the Ride + Stride adventure. A sponsored drive, bike ride or walk, discovering beautiful churches, which also raises money for their repair and preservation”.

Bear Grylls, Adventurer, Writer and Chief Scout

Bear Grylls

RIDE+STRIDE is a national open churches event, but it’s one with a twist – as well as getting out and about you can raise money to help churches in your area. The idea is for as many places of worship as possible to be open and for as many people as possible to get sponsored for visiting them.

The sponsorship money raised is then shared 50/50 between the YHCT and the individual church of your choice.

2016 materials:

To get involved download a Sponsorship Form.

Check the list of churches that have told us they will be open for visitors on 10th September. Do also check the Heritage Open Day website for ideas of places to visit.  Heritage Open Day events

Further materials: 2016 RS Poster    Ride+Stride Information Sheet 2016 Manned Churches Sign-in Form

The following website has all the branding materials you will need to advertise the event at your church: http://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/ridestride/ridestride-branding

2015 routes : Holderness Gems route  Kirklees route  Lower Calderdale route   – please note, we cannot guarantee all the churches on the route will be open this year, but these give you an idea of the kind of routes you plan?

Manned Churches Sign-in Form

For further information about the event, and how to take part, visit the Ride and Stride website.





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