Ride and Stride - Saturday 8 September 2018
The Friends of Kent Churches Sponsored Bike Ride and Walk (part of the national Ride+Stride) takes place on the second Saturday in September each year. This year it will take place on Saturday 8th September 2018.
Participants plan their own routes with the assistance of a printed list of churches and chapels open on the day. There are usually some 750 of these places of worship open, scattered right across this big county, and wherever you go you’ll be assured of a warm welcome. Don’t worry about carrying lots of food of drink as plenty is available at the churches or lots of pubs en route! Ask your relations, friends and colleagues to sponsor you – so much per church or chapel visited between 10am and 6pm on the day. This is recorded on a special sponsor form. Please ask them to tick for Gift Aid if they are tax payers; this increases their donations by 25% with no cost to them.
Supported by The National Churches Trust and in partnership with County Churches Trusts nationwide, Ride+Stride crosses 34 counties and opens the doors to some of Britain’s most rare and unusual buildings.
In 2018, Ride+Stride is aiming to raise over £1.5 million for the restoration and preservation of the UK’s historic churches, chapels and meeting houses. Find out how to take part by visiting our How to Ride+Stride website.
Friends of Kent Churches donated £10,000 for our roof repairs a few years ago.
Our hope is that some from the church will take part and get sponsorship to support other churches in need.. There are forms at the back of the church, behind the clipboard.
We are also seeking pairs of volunteers to offer refreshments and sign the forms for any cyclists or walkers who arrive at the church.
The event takes place between 10am and 6pm. Volunteers usually sign up for a 2-hour slot (one hour is better than nothing).