Ride and Stride – Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take part on a different day?
Yes, you can take part on any day but the churches that are visited may not be open or stewarded so you may need to sign your own sponsor form.
What time is the event?
10am until 6pm
Who can participate?
Anyone can participate.
I am too old to cycle, walk or horse ride, how can I take part?
You could be sponsored to welcome visitors to your church. A great success of the event is having people in the churches to welcome Riders and Striders who visit.
Can I take part doing something other than cycling, walking or welcoming?
Yes, but please ensure that your church council is aware of your intentions as any ensuing liabilities need to lie with them rather than CHCT.
Do I have to belong to a church to take part?
No, just someone who is willing to raise money that will go towards churches.
Can we take part as a family?
Yes, Ride and Stride is a family friendly event and family members can either have their own separate sponsor forms or each have a shared form.
Can we take part as a group?
Groups, (e.g. Scouts, Guides, Toddler Group, Sunday School, Walking group, Cycling Group) are welcome to take part but please be especially aware of road safety if a number of you are travelling together.
How many churches do I need to visit?
As few or as many as your wish. Just let the people sponsoring you know how many churches you are planning to visit.
What route must I follow?
You can choose your own route covering any distance you wish and visiting as many churches as your would like.
Do I have to start at my own church?
No, you can start and finish anywhere in any county which is participating.
How do I know which churches are taking part?
Details coming soon
May I use a car?
Whilst we do not encourage car use to visit churches, vehicles are welcome in the following situations:
- when other forms of transport aren’t possible
- to transport you to your first church and from your last church
If using a car as the main source of transport, please ensure the people sponsoring you know your intentions and that your car insurance covers you for this activity.
I will be away on holiday on the second Saturday in September, can I take part somewhere else?
Over 30 counties take part in this event so you can take part in another part of the country or on a different day. To find out details of the event in another county visit National Ride and Stride
I will be overseas on the second Saturday in September, can I still take part?
You could take part on a different day. Alternatively you could visit churches in the country you are visiting but make sure that the people sponsoring you know your intentions.
Can I raise money for my own church?
Participants are allowed to nominate a church of their choice who will receive 50% of their sponsorship money (before GiftAid). There is a space for this information on the sponsorship form.
Can I donate all my sponsorship money to CHCT?
Yes, on the sponsorship form write 100% CHCT in the box on the sponsor form where you can nominate a church.
Can I raise money for a different charity?
No, CHCT will only pay out a 50% share of sponsorship money to a church.
Can I raise money on-line?
Yes, CHCT is registered with Stewardship’s give.net.
I am unable to take part in the Ride and Stride this year, can I just make a donation?
Yes, you can make a donation with Stewardship’s give.net
How do I get a sponsor form?
Download the sponsor form here
What do I do with my sponsorship money?
After the event make contact with your local Church Organiser and give them the money and your sponsorship form. If you aren’t sure who your local organiser is contact us.
My church does not take part in the Ride and Stride and would like to join. How does it join?
Please contact our Secretary making sure that the clergy and church committee are happy to join the event.