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The Trust would like to thank the the sponsors of Ride & Stride event:

  • Anglian Water
  • Hanson Cement
  • Barnsdale Lodge Hotel
  • Rutland Cycling

Registered Charity Number: 211068
Give As You Earn Registration Number: 000101080

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Photographs have been kindly provided by Mr Richard Adams.

Welcome to Rutland Ride & Stride

To be held on Saturday 14th September 2019

Further updates coming soon!

Rutland Ride & Stride is a sponsored event for cyclists, joggers, walkers and horse riders. The event is held in Rutland once every two years in order to raise money for the preservation of the county's beautiful and ancient church buildings.

Participants challenge themselves to visit as many churches as they can by their chosen mode of transport and at the same time raise money to support the work of the Rutland Historic Churches Preservation Trust. Whilst many of our participants choose to walk or cycle we welcome anyone who is willing to take on a personal challenge. Horse riders are welcome and we'd love to see a unicyle or three-legged team! Since 2013 we also welcome not so mobile participants who may be driven to churches but should reach the church door under their own steam.

Half of what participants raise in sponsorship will be re-allocated specifically to their nominated church (if any) and the other half to the funds of the Rutland Historic Churches Preservation Trust for general use on churches/chapels in the county of Rutland.

Rutland Ride & Stride 2017

We now have the results for the 2017 Ride and Stride. The weather was appalling, with really heavy storms throughout the day and yet the total raised is a little over £20,000 including GiftAid. This compares to about £22,500 in 2015. What a fantastic result and congratulations to all who took part, whether riding, walking, church sitting or organising.

For more details see our news page.

The next Rutland Ride and Stride event will be held in 2019 and details of how to register will be posted here once registration opens.

New - Starbursters (Team Entries)

In 2015 we added a new category called Starbursters. Starbursters are a team of cyclists starting from a single place, such as their home church, with the objective that every one of the churches in Rutland is visited by one (or more) member of the team. See our Participants page for more details.

Achievements and a Fun Day Out

There are awards for achievement, but the main objective is to have a very enjoyable and safe day out on the byroads of rural Rutland, and to raise a lot of money for a very worthy cause.

The Davenport-Handley Cup will be given to the Rider(s) who cycle to the most churches in the county. Barnsdale Lodge Hotel kindly offer lunch for two to the Strider demonstrating the most impressive feat (feet?). Certificates will be given to all cyclists who visit 35 or more churches; and all walkers who visit 15 or more churches.

How Do I Get Started?

For further details about the event please see our Information for Participants page.


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