“Nothing compares to the simple pleasures of a bike ride.” (John F Kennedy)
If you are one of the 83% of people who acknowledge the importance of churches for our communities and national heritage, why not join Ride+Stride this year on Saturday 9th September? You don’t have to be supremely athletic to participate: plan a route appropriate to your energy level that takes you to a few churches, have a nice day out with family or friends, and raise some money for your local church and for the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust, to enable it to continue offering grants to churches in need of repair.
In 2016 £53,000 was raised by enthusiastic participants with ages ranging from 4 to 85. The more energetic covered over 100 miles and 40 churches, but those who walked from their own church to a neighbouring one made an equally valuable contribution.
Wiltshire is an ideal county for Riding or Striding. In large towns like Salisbury, Swindon, Chippenham or Trowbridge you can visit several churches in a short space of time; or you can opt for tranquil side-roads that take you through beautiful countryside to picturesque villages.
Telephone 01666 824005 or visit http://www.wiltshirehistoricchurchestrust.org.uk/ride-and-stride/ for details.