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.
Report of Ride & Stride 2017
Read the report, results and appreciation of the recent Ride & Stride 2017
Click here for the list of church and individual prize-winners Prize-Winners 2017