Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust



Welcome to the Ride+Stride page. Please get in touch if you cannot find what you are looking for.

Ride+Stride is an annual sponsored event in which people from all over the country raise money to support their local Church Trust which in turn supports its Christian places of worship with grants to help maintain them. Ride+Stride is operated in association with the National Churches Trust.

BANNERS: If you have come here after seeing one of our banners, please visit our banner page

TOUR OF BRITAIN: This professional cycling event is coming to half of our districts on our Ride+Stride Event weekend, visit our cycling tour page.

The event runs from 10am to 6pm on the second Saturday in September so the next event is on
Saturday 9 September 2017.

If you are new to Ride+Stride and would like an introduction or you have a question, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or get in touch.


Please see the Participant’s Guidance page for helpful information if you are interested in taking part in Ride+Stride this year. We can put you in touch with your nearest church who would be delighted to meet you! Are you a rambler or cyclist who would consider helping us on the day of the event? If so, please get in touch. Thank you for helping us.

Local Organisers

Please see the Local Organiser’s Guidance page for up-to-date information on what you should be doing right now. We suggest that you bookmark this page to come back to it regularly. Thank you for helping us.

List of Ride+Stride Pages

The Event Map

Event Maps – Shortcut to the 3 event maps
Participating Churches – introduction to the map
Sat Nav Church POI File – download a POI file containing the latest location of all churches on our database
Our region in 8 districts – interesting statistics on our 8 districts

For Participants (walkers, riders etc)

Participant’s Guidance – all you need to know about taking part in Ride+Stride
Alternative Sponsored Events – if you cannot cycle or walk – you can drive!
Join or run an Organised Event – why go it alone? Join an organised event or run your own this year.
Take the Fitbit Challenge – if you dont like our other activities, what about Fitbit?
Lunchtime Meeting Point – would you like to meet other participants for lunch?
JustGiving Pages – please create your page or sponsor our participants!
Prize Rules – these are the rules relating to our 5 prizes awarded each year.
Latest Ride+Stride Prize Winners – last year’s winners and presentations
All Time Ride+Stride Prize Winners – every prize winner since the beginning

For Local Organisers

Local Organiser’s Guidance – list of things to be doing at this time
Document Library – all forms, posters and other material for download
Online LO Questionnaire – passwords on page 1 of the LO Handbook (sent 28 March 2017)
Question 8 Report your church open/closed – passwords on page 1 of the LO Handbook (sent 28 March 2017)
Local Organiser’s Calendar – why not subscribe for timely task reminders?

For everyone!

We need YOU – these churches need a Local Organiser. Can you help us?
Area Support Volunteers – can you help look after an area of our region?
Frequently Asked Questions – please ask if this doesn’t help and we will update it
Full 2016 Results Lists – the amounts raised by all fundraising churches in 2016
National Results Lists – our position compared with other counties

Help us to help

We provide thousands of pounds in grants every year to maintain churches throughout Gloucestershire, but we can only do that with your continued support. Please help us continue our vital work.

To create your own JustGiving Fundraising page, visit the JustGiving page on this website (off the Ride+Stride menu item).

Text GHCT17 £10 to 70070 to donate £10 to GHCT. You can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 only. Vodafone will reply with a link to a form to add Gift Aid or a message. You may be charged for the text message(s). See for help. Please report any issues.

Donate now

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