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Enjoy cycling and walking in Notts? 

Take part in Ride & Stride for Churches! 

Ride & Stride is back this September. Join us for our sponsored walk and bike ride, where you can visit Nottinghamshire’s historic churches and help raise much-needed funds for their preservation.

With many churches and chapels up and down the county open between 10am and 6pm, Ride & Stride is a great way to discover Nottinghamshire’s history. For most of us churches provide that quietly beautiful backdrop to our everyday lives. They’re found in all our communities, from village to city. But we can’t afford to take them for granted as these fine buildings and all their rich heritage demand costly maintenance.

That’s where your weekend bike ride or group walk can really help.

How it works 

You are sponsored to visit churches who are also sponsored for welcoming visitors. The combination of exploring heritage and exercising across our beautiful county, whilst supporting the trust to carry out its vital work, makes this a fantastic, local event.

Who can take part? 

Everyone! You don’t have to be a member of a church; families, colleagues, friends, runners, mobility scooters and dog walkers are all welcome. Ride & Stride can be tailored to your needs too. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll from the doorstep or an epic cross-county ride, you decide your route and what churches to visit along the way. It’s a fantastic low-impact, low-cost day out!

Why take part?

By simply going on your usual stroll and cycle, you will be helping the trust to preserve these historic places of worship for the next generation. So get out there, have fun and let’s make 2021’s Ride & Stride the most successful ever!

Do churches need to register? 

Yes please! You can find our church registration form and further information for churches in the key documents below.


10am-6pm, Saturday 10th September 2022.

Please note that churches set their own opening times so some times may vary.


County-wide at participating churches.

How can I raise money? 

There are several different ways you can donate to Ride & Stride. You can print off a sponsorship form to fill out on the day which you can find below.

Or, you can set up your own Just Giving page for the event which your sponsors can add to. Another option is to make a direct donation on our Just Giving page which can be found here: Start fundraising with JustGiving

Documents and further information

Any queries can be answered by the Ride & Stride administrator whose details are at the bottom of this page.

Thank you for your continued support!

Ride+Stride Administrator

Margaret Lowe
1 Gayhurst Green
Old Basford
Tel No. 07757 800919
Email: margaret.lowe@nottshistoricchurchtrust.org.uk