Ride + Stride 2014
Ride + Stride takes place on 13 September 2014 (In London on 20 September 2014)

Adventurer and television presenter Bear Grylls is calling on walkers and cyclists to help safeguard the future of England’s historic churches and chapels by taking part in ‘Ride+Stride’ on Saturday, 13 September 2014.

Ride+Stride is a sponsored walk or bike ride when people discover England’s heritage of churches, chapels and meeting houses from Northumbria to Yorkshire and Cumbria to Kent. Walkers and cyclists taking part raise money for their favourite church or chapel, as well as for the local church trust in the county in which they take part.

Organisers of the event are aiming to raise £1.5 million to safeguard the future of historic churches and chapels. With the Church of England’s 12,500 listed churches alone facing an estimated repair backlog of £60 millions, the money raised by Ride+Stride is a lifeline to many churches and chapels unable to afford the high cost of repairing and maintaining buildings often several hundreds of years old.

Ride+Stride started in Suffolk in 1981 and was soon taken up in other English counties. It has now raised over £29 milllion to help maintain and restore churches and chapels.
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