Things to do – Ride+Stride Day Events
Ride+Stride Day Events
If you are planning your Ride+Stride route for September 9th and you are considering exploring churches that you may not have visited in the past, here are a number of events/attractions/routes that you may wish to build into your plans.
Cranham Feast Weekend
The Feast weekend is a tradition dating back hundreds of years. This year it will take place on September 8/9/10. There will be traditional events including the Cranham Parade (10th) and a flower festival in St. James the Great, Cranham.
Down Ampney New Window
A new window created by the renowned stained glass artist, Tom Denney, has been installed at All Saints’, Down Ampney. It is inspired by the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, who was born in the village. Look carefully and you may see the ‘Lark Ascending’
Greater Badminton routes
A cycling group will be leaving Oldbury-on-the-Hill at 10.15 and following the Great Badminton cycle routes. More details at https://ghct.org.uk/walking-cycling-routes
Minchinhampton Country Fair takes place on September 9th https://minchlife.com/country-fayre There is an exhibition of Minch Church through the ages at Holy Trinity. Tea and cake will be served in the morning.
Northleach Benefice route
Take a look at the route map at https://ghct.org.uk/walking-cycling-routes It’s an opportunity to visit the North Cotswold Steam and Vintage Show on September 9th/10th https://www.northcotswoldsteamshow.co.uk/
Tour of Britain
A stage of the Tour of Britain cycle race will be departing from the centre of Tewkesbury on the 9th. Could be inspiring for riders taking part in R+S.
Walking and riding routes starting from Twyning Village Green at 10.00 am may be found at https://ghct.org.uk/walking-cycling-routes
Westbury on Severn tower
It is Heritage Weekend on September 9/10 and an opportunity to tour the separate tower at St. Mary, St. Peter and St. Paul.
A group of striders will depart St. James the Great, Westerleigh after a sponsored breakfast and visit benefice churches.
If you are not taking part in Ride+Stride, you may wish to visit some of the above churches and, perhaps, make a donation to GHCT to help us continue our work maintaining and restoring our church and chapel heritage.