Ride+Stride on Saturday 12th September took place in perfect weather with people all over Leicester and Leicestershire registering at nearly 300 churches and chapels, travelling around by bike or on foot, and with at least two people on horseback. Janet Arthur, Chair of the LeicesterShire Historic Churches Trust, and all the Trustees are hugely grateful to everyone who took part – whether as local organiser opening a church or chapel with the necessary safety arrangements, or ensuring that the sign-in Register was easily available if the church had to be closed; or as a participant raising sponsorship for their church and the Trust. We know that many people were so glad that Ride+Stride could take place, giving safe opportunities for people to get out and about and see each other.
Thank you to everyone who helped make Ride+Stride 2020 such a great success – and please send your photos and feedback of the day to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to support Ride+Stride 2020, please go to https://www.justgiving.com/l-h-c-t where you can find fundraising pages for several people who took part, some raising funds for their church and the Trust, and some for the Trust alone. All funds raised for the Trust will be used for our grants to churches and chapels in 2021.
Above - Anita who cycled round 14 churches and was sponsored for St Catherine’s, Burbage. Vicki and Jerry were also sponsored for St Catherine’s by being Welcomers at the church al day!
Above - Gordon and Fred at St Andrew’s, Peatling Magna – Both were raising funds for the Trust and for their respective parish churches in Smeeton Westerby and Rothley.