Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust

Are you ready for Ride+Stride?


The stage is set for this year’s Ride +Stride on Saturday (8th September) and the forecast is promising.

Once again, many of our friends and supporters will be talking to their wheels and feet, visiting churches and raising much needed funds for places of worship in Yorkshire.

Geoff Taylor, from Kirby –in –Cleveland,  tells us about his plans for this year’s event:

“A group of us from Saint Augustines Kirkby- in -Cleveland have participated in the event for several years and had some great rides, I call our venture ‘Sprockets and Steeples’. This year is special for a couple of reasons. We have decided to ride from Whitby Abbey to Kirby, around 32 miles along the Esk Valley calling at churches along the way. The reason for this is that our two local churches at Ingleby Greenhow and Kirby ‘belonged’ to Whitby Abbey for 400 years until 1540 so it’s a reminder of that history. In addition a third church of our united benefice Kildale at which we shall call was the home of the Percy family who rebounded Whitby Abbey after the Norman Conquest.

The other special reason is that we recently held a specific fundraising effort for our hardworking vicar Anne Heading who has been with us for over eleven years and bought her a shiny new electric bike on which she whizzes around the parish without exhaust or exhaustion! Anne will be joining us for the latter part of the ride from Kildale to Kirby”

Good luck Geoff, and all the others taking part in Ride+Stride this Saturday. We thank you for your continued support.

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