This page gives you the answers to common questions we get asked or points you to the page containing the answer. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact the County Organiser and give him the question then he can help you and update this page to help others with the same enquiry.
What should a participant do?
Can we do something else?
Can we do it another day?
Do you have any safety advice?
Can I create a JustGiving page for my Ride+Stride?
Can I obtain a personal JustTextGiving code for my Ride+Stride?
You can find a link to the event map here
The colour of the map pins represent the latest information we have on whether the church will be open to visitors on the Ride+Stride event day. A green pin means that we have been told that the church will be open, a red pin means that we have been told that a church will be closed and a yellow pin indicates that we have not been told anything.
The ride+stride level is an indication of the level of contribution that a church is providing through the ride+stride event. There are 4 things a church can do: open on the day, provide a welcome party to welcome visitors, provide refreshments for visitors and fundraise. The level is made from two parts, a rating and a tier, defined as in the table below.
|Fundraising||Not Fundraising||Welcome Party||No Welcome Party|
|Refreshments||Tier 1||Tier 3|
|No Refreshments||Tier 2||Tier 4|
Please contact the Count Organiser with the items you want to change and be sure to indicate which church you are referring to!
Please contact the Count Organiser if you would like your own fundraising text code.
If you want to support this event but you have a church event that clashes with this date, we will not reject your submission but please note the following from the sponsorship form “[it] is not part of the official event promoted by the Trust and is undertaken entirely at the participant’s own risk.”
We are the Church Trust supporting the 500+ churches in the county of Gloucestershire with North Bristol and we are a registered charity, number 1120266.
The County Organiser for the event in this region is Glenn. Please contact him if you need any help.
These are the roles involved in the running of the ride+stride event.
It is a fact of life that some church communities may be short of participants able to cycle or walk and so sometimes it is hard for a church to take part even when they want to. We are therefore encouraging any church that wishes to support GHCT but cannot find participants to cycle or walk or ride a horse to consider other activities that they can do.
If your church wants to support GHCT but you are not sure how, please have a look at our list of alternative sponsored events for inspiration and help us make the list longer!
It is funny that you should ask …
In all the cases above, if you get no success, contact Glenn, your County Organiser and he will try to put you in touch with someone local to you that can help. Don’t be put off!
The main website for GHCT is the one you are looking at i.e. www.ghct.org.uk.
The National Churches Trust website has a page about Ride+Stride. It also manages a website dedicated to the event and we have a page on there at http://www.rideandstrideuk.org/counties/gloucestershire/.
We can point you at the National Churches Trust website for a little common sense information but please take care and only do what you yourself are comfortable with and judge is safe.
The five GHCT Ride+Stride prize winners for last year can be found on the prize winners page.
Please return the trophy at the end of Februaryin the year after you received it to Walter Bull and Sons at 10 Dyer Street, Cirencester. GL7 2PF. Telephone (01285) 653875.
The document library is available here
The national results are shown on this page.
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 www.vodafone.co.uk/about-us/just-text-giving/donors/ for help. Please report any issues.
Donations handled by JustGiving.