National Ride+Stride Web Site
popular, National event takes place each year on the second Saturday in
September, when cyclists, walkers and riders visit as many places of worship, of all
denominations, as possible between 10 am and 6 pm. The money raised
through sponsorship and donations is divided equally between the
participants' nominated church or chapel and the Trust, although the Trust
retains the Gift-Aid element.
County Organisers -
R&S Treasurer -
182 churches registered for this
year's event. Click
here to see list.
County co-organiser, Angela Hughes, signs in Martin Locke on his return to
St Mary's Astley, after visiting 21 churches on 13 September 2014
Visit as many churches
and chapels in your area
as you can on
12 September 2015
10 am - 6 pm
Cycle ..... walk ..... ride ..... drive
... your choice
Now is the time to start preparing!
Presentation on 15 March 2015 of certificates to the R&S team from St Mary
Magdalene, Hadnall, which raised a total of £1688.62. Receiving
individual certificates from the county organisers, Angela and Roger Hughes,
were Tom Slack, Rev'd Preb Rob Haarhoff and Gordon Corbett. Shown with
the church certificate are Churchwardens Jane Hill and Kath Evans.
Certificates are awarded to the participants in the parish raising the
highest total amount for their place of worship in both the Lichfield and
Hereford Diocese in Shropshire.
You can either
or stride ..
Shropshire Historic Churches Trust
help your church or chapel
Why not get your sponsors to use
as well as Gift Aid. It's really
- 13 September 2014
The weather was just perfect (dry, not too warm and NO rain or wind)
for the Riders and Striders who took to the roads, pavements, footpaths and,
in one case, a field which is where the Greek Orthodox Church is to be found
on the outskirts of Shrewsbury, just off Sutton Road.
It was great to see groups of all sizes enjoying refreshments and
companionship in churches and chapels around the county. The first group we
met up with were in St George's Frankwell, having used Park and Ride to
start their day from Yockleton, and Roger waved off the Shrewsbury
Walking for Health group of ladies (photo)from St Nicholas's church (now a
health spa) before we joined up and spotted the Boreatton Scouts (photo) leaving All
Saints, Castlefields, still finishing off their bacon sandwiches.
We took to the car to visit outlying churches and whilst we know that
some, sadly, didn't receive many visitors (in a couple of cases.....none) it
was lovely to see the variety of imaginative events and displays that had
been put on to entice Riders and Striders to visit: Harvest Festival, church
history, WW1 and art exhibitions, and home-made crafts; we came home laden!
our last stop at St Michael and All Angels, High Ercall, we met Penny Styles
on her electric bike (photo) and made a note that our arriving just as
afternoon tea was finishing meant we enjoyed a double helping of cakes!
On our way home we spotted Eric Millington on his racing bike, and stopped
for a chat. Starting at Astley at around 9.30 am to get some photographs he
had just clocked up 58 miles and still had to get back to Wolverhampton,
We really appreciate the time and effort everyone put in to make
this such an enjoyable .. ... and hopefully profitable day; so a big thank
you to everyone who took part, from the Riders and Striders, and their
sponsors, to those who patiently manned the churches and chapels throughout
the county and offered participants a warm welcome and refreshments
(especially those wonderful cakes).
THANK YOU ALL!
Ride+Stride County Organisers
What an incredible result: £24.578 raised on 13 September by riders and
striders, so a very big thank you to participants, sponsors and donors for
helping us raise this magnificent total. Please click
here to view result details.