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Help save Notts churches with your weekend walk or bike ride
Take part in Ride+Stride for Churches!

  • Join the NHCT for Ride+Stride where you can have a great day out, visiting Nottinghamshire’s historic churches whilst raising funds for their preservation.
  • With many churches and chapels up and down the county open between 10am and 6pm, Ride+Stride is a great opportunity to learn more of their stories and explore the heritage of your local area.
  • Below you will find all the information you need. Not taken part before? Read about what great days out regular ride and striders have had here.
  • It is the trust’s biggest annual fundraising event. Thanks to your support, the trust raised £14,000 for churches in 2021.

Ride+Stride FAQs

How does it work?

You are sponsored to visit churches who are also sponsored for welcoming visitors.
The total money raised is split between the trust and those participating churches. Visit as many as you can – set yourself a challenge. Can you visit all of the churches in your parish? It is completely up to you – you decide how far and how many. The church doors are open – they look forward to welcoming you so stop by, be curious, have a chat and a well-deserved cup of tea of course.

The combination of exploring heritage and exercising across our beautiful county, whilst supporting the trust to carry out its vital work, makes this a fantastic local event.

Who can take part?

Everyone! You don’t have to be a member of a church; families, colleagues, friends, runners, mobility scooters and dog walkers are all welcome. Ride+Stride can be tailored to your individual needs too. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll from the doorstep or an epic cross-county ride, you decide your route and which churches to visit along the way. It’s a low-impact, low-cost day out for all! 

Why take part?

Just by going on your usual stroll or cycle, no matter how big or small, you will be helping to raise the funds that allow the trust to offer churches grants. These grants are crucial in helping to preserve the historic churches that have stood at the centre of their communities for centuries. 

We’ve put together 8 reasons to take part, or hear from past Riders and Striders themselves!

Do Churches need to register?

Yes please! You can find our church registration form and further information for churches in the key documents here.

Our 2023 Event Details


10am-6pm, Saturday 9th September 2023

Please note that churches set their own opening times so some times may vary.
See our participating church list for exact times.


County-wide at participating churches. The list of participating churches for this year’s Ride+Stride is available from the Info +Documents page.

How do I register?

You can register via the following methods:

How do I raise money?

Most participants set up their own JustGiving page which sponsors can add to, quickly and easily. All you need to set up is a JustGiving account. Spread the word – tell your family, your friends, your colleagues, members of your local cycling / walking groups, members of your church. Visit our JustGiving fundraising page.

You can also print off a sponsorship form to fill out on the day which you can find on the Info + Documents page.

Another option is to make a direct donation on our JustGiving page which can be found via clicking the logo below:

Further information and helpful documents are downloadable using the link button below:

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