Historic Churches Trust

Registered Charity No 1010690


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 St Mary Magdalene

in aid of churches and chapels in Shropshire

(church images by David Taylor)

St Cuthbert's


National Ride+Stride Web Site

This 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 -
Angela and
Roger Hughes

R&S Treasurer -
David Crowhurst

2015 Registrations
193 churches or chapels have registered so far.  See link in centre panel.        Can we make it 200??
NB: rural
post codes may cover several addresses / buildings!

Forms for downloading are available now. Click here to access the folder.



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

Click HERE to see the latest list of churches and chapels which have registered for the event on 12 September

If you need any of the forms you can download them via the Forms Page by clicking HERE

Now is the time to start preparing!  Will the Hadnall team do it again??

The 2015 Ride + Stride was officially launched outside St Alkmund's Church in July with the assistance of Town Crier, Martin Wood, David Mitchell, Fr Mark Chadwick and Ben Porter, with two unusual modes of transport: an 1881 Penny Farthing and a 1928 Bently
(Image courtesy of the Shropshire Star)

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.

Presentation on 12 April 2015 of certificates to the R&S team from St Cuthbert, Clungunford, which raised a total of 797.50.  Receiving individual certificates were (L-R) Gordon Schofield, Jonathan Roberts, Christine Flitney and Robert Flitney, while churchwarden, Sandra Schofield, received the church certificate from Angela and Roger Hughes.
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
ride ...

or stride ..

for the ...

Shropshire Historic Churches Trust

to help your church or chapel


Why not get your sponsors to use

as well as Gift Aid.  It's really worth it


Ride+Stride - 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!

At 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, amazing!
     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). 


Angela and Roger
Ride+Stride County Organisers

Results!  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.

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