Taking part as a Participant in Ride and Stride


For those who are Riding and Striding on Saturday 14th September 2019, you are free to choose your own route and to visit as many of the churches in your area you choose to visit as you wish, between 10 am and 6 pm. You may cycle, walk, run, ride or drive to raise money for the region's historic churches and chapels of all denominations.

The money you raise from your sponsors will be divided between this Trust and the church or churches of your choice or donate all your sponsorship monies to the Trust. Please download a sponsorship form here Sponsorship Form and information sheet Information Sheet

Click here for the published List of Participating Churches or visit the Participating Churches page which includes late entries. You will be amazed at the variety of churches you will find in quite a small area.

Looking for a route to walk or cycle please see some suggested routes or maybe the Dever Valley or Itchen Valley.

The following list shows the Top Ten churches in 2018 - help yours to be listed.

Ride & Stride 2018 (2017) - Top Ten Churches - can you help yours to the top ten in 2019?

Shalfleet, St Michael £3,100 (£1,195) Buriton, St Mary £1,446 (£1,572)
Empshott, Holy Rood £2,692 (£830) Froxfield, St Peter £1,421 ((£1,405)
Kings Somborne, St Peter £2,255 (£2,906) Idsworth, St Hubert £1,370 (£1,427)
Petersfield, URC £2,020 (£2,000) Winchester, St Cross, £1,145 (£1,120)
Winchester, St Lawrence £1,660 (£1,875) Lymington, St Thomas £1,006 (£335)


Other Information

Download an information sheet and sponsorship form

You can make make a donation or set up your own sponsor site with


Text a donation: Text HIHC15 £10 (or any other amount) to 70070 to donate to Hampshire Historic Churches and make a difference today.


As part of Trust's 25th Anniversary celebrations we produced HIHCT Ride & Stride T-shirts in high visibility yellow in child and adult sizes.
Sizes: Child: £8, Age 7/8
Adult 10, L 42-44, M 38-40, S 34-36 (plus P&P where needed)
Order from: Sarah Miller by email - Sarah Miller or telephone: 01722 717473









The New Forest National Park

We are delighted the New Forest National Park has agreed to help support Ride & Stride.
We are very grateful for their cooperation, please see NFNP Leaflet.
Please visit their website - New Forest National Park
They have published three leaflets on churches in the New Forest which can be downloaded here:

Safety is a priority and there are certain sets of regulations, all covered in the paperwork that you will receive, that must be heeded. These are:
  1. The Highway Code
  2. Child Protection Policy and Procedure
  3. Personal Indemnity
  4. Participants on Horse MUST have have 3rd Party Cover