What is Ride + Stride?

Bear Grylls says…

“Wherever you go, your Ride+Stride journey will help ensure that historic churches remain at the heart of our national heritage and the soul of local communities for generations to come.”

Join a nationwide church-crawl! Visit as many (or as few) churches on the 9th September between 10am and 6pm as you can. Plan your own route and enjoy visiting some of our fabulous churches. The vast majority of them will be open on the day with refreshments available. Go by bike, foot, horse, classic car, tractor, Fiat Punto…

It is open to all participants – young and old. The money raised is divided equally between local churches and Herefordshire Historic Churches Trust. Any Christian Church can apply to the Trust for financial help to maintain or improve the church building. Each year the Trust awards many thousands of pounds worth of grants. Ride and Stride is just one way in which the Trust raises money to help them.

You can visit churches by cycle, by foot or by any means that you wish! Horse, wheelchairs, coracles and even vintage cars have been used and have been welcomed.

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.

Further information is available here.