Ride & stride
Next Ride+Stride: September 8 2018
Welcome to Wiltshire Ride + Stride. This is an annual national sponsored event, organised locally by County Historic Churches Trusts. Wiltshire Ride + Stride (or its predecessor the Great Cycle Ride) has been going since 1984 and has raised £1.37 million for the county’s churches. 50% of the money raised goes to the participant’s chosen church and the other half to the County Historic Churches Trust.
It takes place on the second Saturday in September between
10.00 a.m. and 6.00p.m.
Participants may be cyclists, walkers, horse-riders or drivers of mobility scooters. They can be of any age, but under-13s must be accompanied by an adult.
All denominations are welcome.
Visit as many churches as you like, planning your own route.
Seek sponsorship from friends, relations and colleagues, so much per church
visited or a lump sum.
What to do to join in
Download a sponsorship form and notes for participants, or
Contact your local Parish Organiser, or
Contact the County Administrator:
Charles Graham Tel: 01672 514301 email: firstname.lastname@example.org (South)
Mrs. Mandy Dobson Tel:01666 824005 email: email@example.com (North)
(N.B. It is a condition of participation that, save to the extent required by law, the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust accepts no liability in respect of death or injury sustained by any participant.)
Participants are encouraged to ask their sponsors to tick the Gift Aid box on the sponsorship form. This enables us to claim an extra 25% from the Inland Revenue for the benefit of the Trust, at no extra cost to the sponsors.
Sponsors can donate through the JustGiving site, which is simple, fast and totally secure. You can set up your own sponsorship page, so that friends and family from anywhere in the world can donate on line. You should state in the “personal message box” the name of the church to which you wish the money to be sent. JustGiving does the rest, including adding Gift Aid.
Create your online sponsorship page here:
http://www.justgiving.com/wiltshirerideandstride and click on “Fundraise for us”
The Brooke Cup and £500 is awarded to the best achieving parish (calculated by multiplying the amount raised by the number of participants). Runner-up prizes of £100 and £50.
The Junior Group Cup (and £100) is awarded on the same basis to the most successful group of Under 18-year-olds. Runners-up get £50.
The cups and some of the prize money have been generously donated by Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, Past-President of the Friends of Wiltshire Churches.
There are also individual prizes for the best achievements (most churches visited, most money raised) in 3 age-groups: under 16, over 16, over 65.
Report on the 2017 Ride+Stride
For Riders + Striders
For Parish Organisers