Start date
14 Sep 2024, 9 a.m.
End date
14 Sep 2024, 6 p.m.

What is Ride+Stride?

Visit unique historic buildings, see beautiful countryside, get some exercise and have fun with the family!

Ride+Stride is a sponsored bike ride or walk in which people all over England walk or cycle between churches, exploring and enjoying the countryside from Cornwall to Northumberland.

The money they raise helps to save historic churches, chapels and meeting houses for future generations by helping to fund urgent repairs and the installation of modern facilities. Each year the event raises over £1 million pounds to help fund urgent repairs to historic churches and chapels.

In 2024 Ride+Stride for Churches takes place on Saturday 14th September. Find out more here.

There are various ways you can help and join in on the day:

  • Cycle, walk, run, ride, drive – or even use your bus pass – to visit participating churches; invite family, friends, and colleagues to sponsor you (or your dog!)
  • Be a ‘meeter and greeter’ in your church for part of the day or provide cakes and refreshments for the Riders and Striders
  • Sponsor friends or family taking part.

To register as a participant, click here. To register your church, click here. For further information on what’s happening in Hampshire and the Islands, click here. To download a sponsorship form click here. If you would like to donate to Hampshire and The Islands Historic Churches Trust, visit their website, and you can contribute directly to Ride+Stride here.

Here is a list of churches participating in this year’s Ride+Stride:

Bishop’s Waltham
St Peter and St Paul Hambledon
St John the Baptist Shedfield
St Peter’s Church Soberton
St Nicholas Wickham
Holy Trinity Fareham
St Thomas Bedhampton
St Michael and All Angels Chalton
St James Clanfield
All Saints Denmead
St Faith’s Havant
St Hubert’s Idsworth
St Peter’s Church North Hayling
Christ Church Portsdown
St John the Baptist Rowlands Castle
St Thomas à Becket Warblington
St Alban's West Leigh
Isle of Wight
St Boniface Bonchurch
St Boniface Old Church Bonchurch
St Mary the Virgin Brading
All Saints Calbourne
Holy Trinity Cowes
St Faith’s Cowes
St Mary the Virgin Cowes
St James East Cowes
All Saints’ Freshwater
St Agnes Freshwater Bay
All Saints Godshill
All Saints’ Gurnard
All Saints Newchurch
Newport Minster Newport
St John the Baptist Newport
Holy Spirit Newtown
St John the Baptist Niton
St John the Baptist Northwood
All Saints Ryde
Christ Church Sandown
St Peter’s Seaview
St Michael the Archangel Shalfleet
St Blasius Old Parish Church Shanklin
St Helen’s St Helens
Old Church St Lawrence
St Lawrence St Lawrence
Christ Church Totland Bay
Holy Trinity Ventnor
St Albans Ventnor
St Catherine’s Ventnor
St Mildred’s Whippingham
St Edmund’s Wootton
St John the Evangelist Wroxall
Holy Rood Empshott
St Peter’s Froxfield
St Peter on the Green Froxfield Green
St Mary Liss
Priors Dean Church Priors Dean
Holy Trinity Privett
All Saints Steep
The Church of Our Lady Warnford
St James Church Milton
St Michael and All Angels Paulsgrove
Church of the Ascension Portsea
St Saviour Portsea
St Simon’s Portsmouth
Church of the Holy Spirit Southsea
St Jude’s Southsea
St Luke’s Southsea

Visit the Ride+Stride website for full participation details, either for riding and striding or for having your church as one of the visited churches.

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