Ride & Stride

This national event was started by the Suffolk Historic Churches Trust and Essex joined it in 1983. Nowadays over 30 counties take part on the second Saturday each September from 9.00am 5.00pm.

  • Tour de Stansted 2018
    Tour de Stansted 2018
  • Ride & Stride East London
    Ride & Stride East London
Ride and Stride logo

Visit unique churches, have fun with the family, enjoy some gentle exercise, and have a great day out in aid of a good cause! There are literally hundreds of wonderful churches to choose from in Essex and East London.

By taking part in our Ride+Stride sponsored fundraising event you can help to preserve and maintain church buildings of all denominations and improve and enhance church facilities.

Ride+Stride takes place on the second Saturday of each September. If you are a cyclist or a walker you will need to be sponsored by your friends and family. If you are a church organiser you will need a poster and a registration form. Whether you are a participant or organiser you can find everything you need here.

How to take part

To take part in the Ride & Stride this September you can download sponsorship and other relevant forms at the bottom of this page or create your own fundraising page on Justgiving straight away. 

If you can’t take part in the Ride+Stride you could make a donation on our JustGiving page instead: https://www.justgiving.com/foect

Publicise the event in your area

If you need help publicising the Ride & Stride event in your area there are pro forma advertisements for download below, or if you want to create your own you can just download the logos.

Documents

Events

  • Tour de Stansted Archdeaconry

    Saturday 8th September 2018

    Dear Colleagues,

    Not that long ago the annual National Churches Trust bike ride (organised by the Friends of Essex Churches Trust...

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  • Ride & Stride 2018

    Saturday 8th September 2018

    Cycle or walk for church repairs on 8th September.

    Half the money you raise will be spent on your church building.

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  • Ride & Stride 2017 report

    Saturday 9th September 2017

    Ride+Stride, always on the second Saturday in September, has continued to be an established item in the calendar of Essex...

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