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Are you looking to raise money for maintenance/repairs to your church?

Why not join Ride + Stride on Saturday 10th September 2016?

Taking part in Ride + Stride is an excellent way to combine raising a bit of money for church repairs and maintenance with spending an enjoyable day out exploring the local area on foot, bike or horseback, and visiting some of Wiltshire’s rich heritage of churches and chapels. Many of them will welcome you with a drink and a bite to eat.

Half of all money raised goes to your own church, and the other half is used by the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust to award grants to churches with special maintenance needs.

Last year, Ride + Stride raised over £52,000 for Wiltshire’s churches, and 34 churches benefited from Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust grants, ranging from £400 to £10,000.

You don’t have to be young and super-fit: just strolling between one church and another can constitute participation in Ride + Stride, and most sponsors are generous enough to reward even the shortest of journeys. For the more competitive, however, there are cash prizes for the best achievers, including several for under 16-year-olds, and parishes which mobilise large numbers of participants can compete for the Brooke Cup (plus £500) and Junior Group Cup for the under-18s (plus £100).

Anyone can join in on 10th September 2016. Plan a route that suits your energy levels or get ideas from http://www.visitwiltshire.co.uk/things-to-do/activities/cycling . The chances are very high that you will enjoy the day!

Information and sponsorship forms are available from Suzanne, telephone: 01747 830 456. If you prefer, you can send Suzanne an email from this web site - click here to open the contact form for Suzanne to send the email. Or you can contact Wiltshire Historic Church Trust - www.wiltshirehistoricchurchestrust.org.uk - for a form.

Wiltshire's Ride+Stride is supported by the National Churches Trust.