Ride + Stride 2015

Ride + Stride

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: some 64 of which will be open on Saturday 12th September 2015.

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!

If you are interested in taking part then see the details here. (Opens a new window)

This year for the first time the not-so-mobile can take part.

Ride+Stride for the ‘Not so Mobile’

Why should those folks who are not so mobile not be able to take part in Ride + Stride? Since 2013, you have been able to use cars (or minibuses and such like) to be driven to churches in Rutland. All you then have to do is walk the short distance up the church path, or use your wheelchair, to sign in at churches you visit.

The use of cars is NOT for those who are normally capable of cycling, running or walking. We intend this category to be for those who are elderly or disabled in some way and may be driven by relatives, friends, care home staff, volunteers, etc. The driver should be able to assist you and will wait for you while you sign in before taking you to the next village.

What to do next:

  1. Follow the instructions above to register for the event
  2. Find someone who will transport you (plus a few not so mobile friends)
  3. Get generous sponsorship from your family and friends
  4. If you really can’t take part on the day, sponsor someone else.

For further details about ‘Not So Mobile’ participation please contact Mr Richard Foulkes on 01572 722192 or email:


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.