How to Take Part in Ride+Stride
Information about how to take part in Ride+Stride to raise funds to support our Trust and local churches!
More than ever, historic churches need your support! You can take part as an individual or with a team – as part of your local church or even with friends from work. There are two sponsorship forms this year – a standard version for a traditional Ride+Stride event – travelling between churches – and a Special Event form where you are carrying out an alternate sponsored activity. You can download the version you need from the links here:
In this unusual year we have taken steps to make it as easy as possible to take part as outlined below. Additional information is available in our R+S Participants Guide 2020.
In Ride+Stride, Cyclists, Walkers and Horse Riders raise sponsor money by visiting churches and chapels on any route of their choice – most people will be willing to sponsor you for a ‘set amount’ regardless of the number of places you visit. You can also check our list of churches that will be open on the day. The money raised (before Gift Aid) will be shared equally between GHCT and the church of your choice.
We recommend that the Local Organiser sets up an on-line fundraising webpage through Just Giving. You will find instructions on the GHCT website at R+S Just Giving Set Up Guide 2020 and the link to set up a fundraising page is here.
Any activity undertaken by participants in Ride and Stride is at their own risk. It is a condition of participation that, save to the extent required by law, GHCT accepts no liability in respect of death or injury sustained by any participant in the sponsored Ride and Stride. In the unlikely event of any accidents occurring during the event, please notify the County Organiser as soon as possible. In this highly unusual year we must also ask you to check and abide by the latest government guidance on Coronavirus.
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Would you like to help raise funds for The Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust? You can take part in this fun event by being sponsored to travel between our churches by walking, cycling, on horse back or on public transport!
Most of our Ride+Stride supporters join in with others from their church but you don’t have to represent a church at all – if you simply like to help save historic churches you can sign up on your own.
Would your church like to help raise funds for The Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust? Your church can take part in this fun event by providing a team to be sponsored to travel between our churches. Subject to social distancing rules you may also take part by providing a welcome to Ride+Striders!
Is your organisation looking for a fun team event to take part in? Why not help to raise funds for The Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust and have a great team building event too? Your staff can take part in this fun event by being sponsored to travel between our churches by walking, cycling, on horse back or on public transport! Please do note any current government guidance on the size of groups that can take part.
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Our 2020 Supporters JustGiving Pages
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