Ride and Stride - This Year

All documentation to enter the Ride and Stride is at this link:

Ride and Stride is the annual sponsored event in aid of county Historic Churches Trusts all over England. It takes place this year on Saturday September 12th.

Participants are sponsored by family and friends to visit as many churches as they can between 10am and 6pm. In 2019, 113 churches took part in Staffordshire, 46 of them sent out cyclists, walkers and drivers. A total of £11,000 was raised which will be increased by Gift Aid. The money is used to make grants to churches for repairs and essential maintenance - in 2019/20 grants totalling £16,000 were offered to churches. Half the money raised by each cyclist/walker/driver is returned to their home church.

This year will inevitably be different. Sadly, because of issues with social distancing fewer churches will be open to welcome visitors and offer refreshments. But the need to raise funds for the repair and maintenance of our wonderful heritage of churches is as great as ever.

Ride and Stride is also a very practical way to remind ourselves that we are part of something much bigger than our own building and our own congregation. So please think about taking part – as a cyclist, walker, driver, sponsor – and enjoy the day!

For more information please contact the Staffordshire county organiser,

Email: John Wallbridge.

Address: 171 Newhampton Road West Wolverhampton WV6 0RP