Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust

The Cycling Tour of Britain


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This page gives you the latest information we have on the Cycling Tour of Britain which is coming to our area on Ride+Stride Day.


Such is the fame of the GHCT Ride+Stride Event that The Tour of Britain is travelling through our region on Ride+Stride day. For full details visit the Tour of Britain website.

The detailed route will be drawn on our Event Map as soon as we are allowed to release it. We will contact those churches on the route to try to ensure they are open, staffed and ideally are displaying one of our large subsidised banners!

This may affect the plans of many of our participants (rolling road closures are planned) so we will email all Local Organisers nearer the time.

We are working with the Cotswold Tourist Board (and soon to be all the other Tourist Boards in our region) to promote our event and our event poster inviting people to contact your County Organiser will be sent to all Tourist Information Centres. Anyone who shows interest will be directed to the nearest Church with a Local Organiser. If there is no response then we will try the next nearest church. After that, we will encourage the participant to raise money directly for GHCT as the team from Ecclesiastical Insurance did for us last year.

I would like to encourage all churches on or near the route to get their churches open and staffed and to contact me if they would like to buy a 6′ x 3′ banner for only £30, see our banners and boards page. You can see the approximate route through the links below.

You are not trying to catch the cyclists! Its the people watching that need to see the banner flapping and wander in. Consider a collection plate with a sponsorship form and someone who knows how to use it. As we always say, prepare early, understand the system and contact the County Organiser if you need help, in good time please.

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