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Ride+Stride will take place this year



Saturday 12th September 2020 10am-to 6 pm


Dorset Historic Churches Trust provides funds to help parishes keep their churches weatherproof, warm and available for worship and wider public use. In 2019 grants totalling £106,500 were awarded to 16 churches. Most of the Trust's income comes from the annual sponsored Ride+Stride.


(Yetminster St Andrew received a generous grant from DHCT last year towards the costs of repairing the Tower, now ongoing.)



In 2019 £84,623 was raised by participants of all ages and abilities. 50% of all money pledged was returned to the churches nominated by the riders or striders, so everyone benefited.


This year’s Ride+Stride will be a modified event to take account of Covid 19 restrictions. This means that churches may not be open, refreshments and WCs may not be available and participants may have to self-record their own efforts.


This is to minimise any risk of infection between people or contamination of churches.


However it will still be an opportunity for a great day out in Dorset, on bikes, horses or on foot to raise some much needed funds for your church and churches across the county.


If you are not able to take part you are still able support Ride+Stride by sponsoring one or more of the riders or striders.


Remember that half the sum pledged will be gratefully used by the Trust to sustain our wonderful churches and the other half will be given back to the parish that is nominated by the rider.



If you are interested in taking part or sponsoring a rider or strider, please get in touch with your Parish Organiser.

(In Yetminster this is: Alex Mitchell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

A Just Giving page has been set up: https://www.justgiving.com/team/4Yetminster )


Or go to https://www.dhct.org.uk/m/ride_and_stride.php  


Participants are recommended to set up a Just Giving page for friends to sponsor them – see https://www.justgiving.com