Ride and Stride
More than 30 Counties throughout England ( and more recently Wales ) are involved in the sponsored Ride and Stride. This takes place on the second Saturday of September between 10am and 6pm. This year the date is 14th September 2013. Cycle, walk, run, ride or drive to raise money for the region's historic churches and chapels of all denominations. Participants seek sponsorship to visit as many churches on the yearly list as they wish. They plan their own route and set their own speed.
About Ride and Stride
In 2012 more than 350 churches in the HIHCT region opened their doors for Ride & Stride, with participants raising in excess of £50,000 including Gift Aid, an increase on the two previous years. This fantastic effort bucked the national trend!
The Hampshire County Coordinator has a team of Area Coordinators who in turn liaise with Churches Representatives in their ‘patch’. For convenience, the areas correspond to the Hampshire Anglican Deaneries.
To find your local Area Coordinator or Church Representative, please Click here to contact the County Ride and Stride Coordinator Team, or telephone Sarah Miller 01722 717473.
What is the purpose?
Ride and Stride involves people of all ages who spend an enjoyable time raising money for repairs and restoration to the churches and chapels of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Half the money you raise goes to the church of your choice. We are grateful to the many people who Gift Aid their sponsorship, which greatly increases the total raised; the tax recovered is retained by the Trust to add to its funds for future grants and loans.
This event is a wonderful opportunity for families and friends to discover the rich heritage of our historic church buildings.