Kent Ride & Stride
The Friends of Kent Churches Sponsored Ride & Stride takes place on the second
Saturday in September each year. This year it will take place on Saturday 9th September 2023.
The Ride & Stride sponsored event also takes place in other counties https://ridestride.org/
Ride & Stride Day is an opportunity to raise money for Kent’s churches and chapels by
cycling or walking or being a welcomer in a church or chapel. Money raised is shared equally between the church or chapel nominated by the participant and the Friends of Kent Churches which awards grants to Kent’s churches and chapels to help preserve them. In 2022 Kent’s Ride & Stride raised £124,565. Many congratulations and thanks to all who took part and raised this magnificent sum.
Participants in Ride & Stride are sponsored, and visit as many, or as few churches and chapels in Kent as they wish. Make the most of visiting churches and chapels not seen before and enjoy the refreshments and time to look around. On the day of the event many of the participating churches and chapels are open from 10-6pm, but if a church is not open, participants can still log their arrival on a sign-in sheet outside the church or chapel.
Cycling is the most popular way of travelling from church to church, but participants can walk, run or use public transport, or even go by car, horse, scooter or canoe – whatever you choose, make it a special fun day for a worthy cause.
Watch this delightful short film featuring some riders and churches which gives a flavour of the day!