Ride + Stride

Help save Yorkshire’s churches with your weekend walk or bike ride. Visit unique historic buildings, see beautiful countryside, get some exercise and have fun with the family! 

Ride+Stride for churches is a sponsored bike ride or walk between churches, exploring and enjoying the towns and countryside of Yorkshire. The money raised helps to repair churches, chapels and meeting houses throughout Yorkshire.

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.

Save the date: Ride + Stride will take place on Saturday 14 September 2024 and we’d love to see as many of you as you can take part.

Some churches and people hold a fundraising event to raise money for the YHCT rather than travel between churches. Please do consider this if you can’t take part traditionally.

Sponsorship forms and a guide for participants will be added shortly.

News from 2023 can be found here:

You can donate via our People’s Fundraising site:

How it Works – For Ride + Striders

Download a sponsorship form on which you can indicate the church that you’d like to receive half of the money you raise. Plan your route!

How it Works – For Parishes

If you’d like to take part then please contact generalenquiries@yhct.org and we will list your church on our website.

If you are able to to open up, there are no set hours, we appreciate whatever you can manage.

If at all possible, make sure there is someone on hand to welcome visitors. Some visitors may only stop by briefly, but some will want to look around.

If you can lay on refreshments and organise events (say, a guided tour) then so much the better.

There’s no need to restrict your welcome to Ride+Stride participants and it’s a great opportunity for outreach and raising the profile of your church!