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Thanking everyone for their amazing support for Ride+Stride 2016, John Pickthorn, our Ride+Stride organiser, said: “Whether you cycled, walked, sponsored someone, or opened your church and provided welcome refreshments, you have been amazing. Thank you for all your hard work. You have helped to save beautiful and historic churches for everyone to enjoy.” Stay tuned for news of our next Ride+Stride on Saturday 9 September 2017.

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The rain did not dampen the spirits of this team from St Barnabas’ church in Walthamstow.

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Your next Ride+Stride adventure starts on 9 September.

As well as being a big fundraiser for the amazing cause of keeping beautiful and historic church buildings in good shape, the Ride+Stride is a fantastic open day when churches show off their rich diversity to hundreds of visitors. 

So do support Ride+Stride Day if you possibly can. Download your sponsorship form and get ready to welcome Riders+Striders to your church. 

Half of the money raised by the Ride+Stride goes to support the church of your choice. The other half goes into our grants fund and is used to help churches in need.

Thank you very much for your support. We really appreciate it.


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