Ride + Stride 2019 takes place on Saturday 14th September 2019
Ride + Stride offers the chance to walk or ride a route of your choice; long, short or intermediate, its up to you. Take pleasure in organising your route, challenge yourself by ticking off as many churches as you can, or visit just one or two churches that are new to you and really explore their history. Enjoy the countryside or explore your heritage, clock up the largest number of churches by walking in town and planning the most efficient route possible or just amble in the counryside. Most churches will be open and will provide refreshments and some have toilet facilities so plan your route with this in mind. In order that you can start planning your route a list of churches is available to download below, we are delighted that Heritage Open days coincides with Ride + Stride this year and that there are some exceptional churches open on 14th September and wonderful events taking place. See the boxes below to see what is going on, details of events, routes and guided walks will be added as they become available; for instance there is a lovely guided circular walk in the south of the county along the Thames and returning through the countryside, a choice of distances 6.5 or 11.25 miles visiting 5 or 9 churches. A great opportunity to visit this part of Buckinghamshire, enjoy good company and with no fear of getting lost!
You don’t need to register to take part in Ride + Stride, but we ask that you make a donation or collect sponsorship for BHCT. In order to do this you will need to download a sponsorship form, or better still, set up a Just Giving page, if you are unsure how to do this the instructions are available in the box at the bottom left hand side of the Home page of this website, or follow this link: https://www.justgiving.com/bhct
Every area (or Deanery) has a representative who will be able to assist you in taking part; email: firstname.lastname@example.org to be put in touch with your local representative. In addition to Deanery Organisers each Parish (or Church) has a representative who will be able to assist you with more local information, their details will be available from your Deanery Organiser or from posters on your church notice board.
Milton Keynes Horse Ride 29th September
Download details and application form for the Horse Ride on Sunday 29th September 2019
Sponsorship Form - this may be printed landscape, double sided and then folded to form an A5 leaflet.
Sponsorship Form pages 1&3 doc
Sponsorship Form page 2 doc
Sponsorship Form pages 1&3 pdf
Sponsorship Form page 2 pdf
Alternative Format Sponsorship Form - both sides in one document
Alternative Sponsorship Form
The 2019 Ride + Stride churches list 2019 Ride + Stride Churches list
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Poster 2019 Poster
Events on 14th September 2019
Heritage Open Days includes Saturday 14th September and there are some fantastic events taking place in Buckinghamshire's churches. Full details are available here
A few highlights include: The Quaker Meetings Houses in Aylesbury and at Jordans. Thanks to The Friends of Friendless Churches, St Mary's Bovingdon, the bargees church on the Thames path and Waddesdon Hill Baptist Church will be open.
There will be an opportunity to play The Willis Organ at St Mary and St Giles, Stony Stratford, to see the amazing medieval wall paintings at St Lawrence, Broughton, to enjoy the view from the tower of All Saints, Bow Bickhill, to visit Keech's Meeting House, Winslow and St Giles, Tattenhoe and to see the Penn Doom at Holy Trinity, Penn. There is a guided tour around the Victorian Cemetery, Tring Road, Aylesbury at 10.30am and a Heritage Exhibition from 11am to 4pm at St Firmin's, North Crawley, which also offers a field walk at 2pm - 4pm (booking req'd for walk). There are many more facinating places to visit, details and links will be available here shortly.
Milton Keynes Food Festival takes place at The Pavillion, Middleton from 11am - 5pm, stop off on your way to or from a visit to the beautifil Grade 1 listed All Saints, Milton Keynes Village
Help with Planning and Routes
Below you will find some suggested routes as well as 2 lovely guided walks:
A guided walk along the Thames from Bourne End to Marlow returning through the Countryside Guided Walk
An organised route to walk, cycle or ride between the beautiful villages of Chenies, Flaunden and Latimer. A guide will lead a walk through woods, along the river and across open fields, visiting the church at Flaunden and the church and chapel at Chenies. Meet at Latimer Church at 10am for coffee and cake and then enjoy a walk with the option of stopping for lunch at Chenies, you can bring a picnic or visit one of the two pubs in the village, before wandering the short distance back to your car. Parking is at Latimer church car park or in the nearby hotel car park. Map Information
Planned routes to walk taking in the varied churches and chapels of Stony Stratford, Wolverton
A cycle route in the Mursley and Claydon Deaneries.
A lovely circular walk or cycle ride of around ten miles starting at Stokenchurch