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Essex farmers will take part in Ride+Stride on tractor

David and Mel Robarts, Ride and Stride, Sept 13 2014
Picture by Tony Robarts

Little Hallingbury farmers, David and Mel Robarts will be taking part in the countrywide church charity event, Ride+Stride on Saturday September 13 with a difference…They will be not be cycling or walking like the other participants but driving their vintage tractor.

And there will be another difference. To mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One David will be dressed as a WW1 soldier and Mel as a nurse.

Ride+Stride is a sponsored bike ride or walk discovering England's heritage of churches, chapels and meeting houses. Last year 600 local participants in Ride+Stride raised more than £85,000 for the repair and upkeep of churches and chapels of all denominations in Essex and East London.

To find out how to take part locally and download a sponsorship form please visit

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David and Mel's itinerary

10am - Little Hallingbury Church

The Chapel, Gaston Green
Sheering Village Church
Hatfield Heath Village Church
United Reform Church, Hatfield Heath
Matching Green Church
Little Laver Church

1.00 pm - Abbess Roding Church for Flower Festival and Lunch

2.00 pm - White Roding Church

Hatfield Broad Oak Church
Bush End Church
Great Hallingbury Church

5.30 pm - Little Hallingbury

All timings are approximate and the itinerary may need to be altered due to unforeseen circumstances.

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