Ride and Stride


Annual Sponsored Bike Ride

The Annual Ride & Stride is a national event – every second Saturday in September cyclists (and pedestrians, riders and motorists) all round the country are out raising money for their local County Churches Trust. This is the main source of income for the Trust and enables it to make grants to churches in need. The ride is inter-denominational and cyclists are invited to seek sponsors who will undertake to pay an agreed sum of money for each place of worship visited by the participant on the day.

If cycling doesn’t appeal to you, other forms of transport are equally acceptable for sponsorship – for example; walkers, runners, horse riders, and those using public transport can also join in.

The money raised by each participant is shared equally between the Worcestershire and Dudley Historic Churches Trust and the place of worship of his or her choice. As important as the participants are the many volunteers who give up the day to man the churches and chapels and greet visitors as they arrive. Last year many places of worship were manned during the day and we hope that even more will take up the challenge this year. It is a real community effort that is the lifeblood of the trust. In 2024, the event will take place on Saturday 14th September. Please help us to raise much needed funds to carry forward the work of the Trust.

In the twenty five years since the churches in the county have been involved, more than 200 have received grants for building repairs or fabric improvement.

For further details of Ride and Stride 2024 in Worcestershire and Dudley, and to sign up, visit our dedicated website http://www.ridestrideworcs.org

The Worcestershire and Dudley Ride & Stride Organiser is Tobias Thornes, email: [email protected]