Ride and Stride
About Ride and Stride
Ride+Stride Day is an exceptional opportunity for you to discover the rich heritage of our historic church buildings, see beautiful countryside, get some exercise travelling between the churches and have fun with friends and family.
Your sponsored journey on Saturday 11 September 2021 between as many churches as you wish can be on foot, bicycle, scooter, horseback, canoe, bus or classic car, exploring and enjoying the countryside from Sandown to Silchester, Fordingbridge to Farnborough. As there are over 400 due to be open you can have fun choosing which will be part of your itinerary. Many will have refreshments, some will have loos open, and all should offer your group a warm welcome. Check here to see which of the churches are participating on the day.
The sponsorship money raised every year helps to fund repairs to the historic fabric and features of the church as well as urgent repairs such as retaining walls in graveyards, leaky roofs and the installation of facilities to make Hampshire’s historic churches, chapels and meeting houses of all denominations fit to serve local communities for future generations.
Last year Ride+Stride in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight raised over £80,000 of sponsorship money, including Gift Aid. All of which is used to help with urgent repairs and maintenance to our historic churches and chapels.