This is an annual national sponsored event, organised locally by County Historic Churches Trusts. Wiltshire Ride + Stride (or its predecessor the Great Cycle Ride) has been going since 1984 and has raised over £1.6 million for the county’s churches. 50% of the money raised goes to the participant’s chosen church and the other half to the County Historic Churches Trust.
Participants may be cyclists, walkers, horse-riders or drivers of mobility scooters. They can be of any age, but under-13s must be accompanied by an adult. All denominations are welcome. Visit as many churches as you like, planning your own route
- The Brooke Cup and £500 is awarded to the best achieving parish (calculated by multiplying the amount raised by the number of participants). Runner-up prizes of £100 and £50.
- The Junior Group Cup (and £100) is awarded on the same basis to the most successful group of Under 18-year-olds. Runners-up get £50.
- The cups and some of the prize money have been generously donated by Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, Past-President of the Friends of Wiltshire Churches.
- There are also individual prizes for the best achievements (most churches visited, most money raised) in 3 age-groups: under 16, between 17 and 65, over 65.
Be flexible – Ride or Stride on any day – no need to be tied to the date above
Choose your own route and travel at your own pace – enjoy the day
Please consider sponsoring a rider/strider from any of our participating churches
Please consider helping by joining the church welcoming and recording team on Saturday 10th September