RIDE + STRIDE is an annual fundraising event organised by Dorset Historic Churches Trust to improve and maintain its church buildings for future generations to use and enjoy, regardless of having a faith or religion. On Saturday 14 September church buildings across the country will be open to provide a welcome for visiting walkers cyclists and riders. Locally, St Andrew’s Church needs volunteers to man 2hr stints between 10-5, and offer simple refreshments ideally with one organising the rota.
Once again, I will be leading a full day circular cycle ride from St Andrew’s at 10am, exploring our lovely countryside and stopping frequently at churches along the route to discover their history and beauty so lots of rest time for those who think cycling all day is beyond them. Riders may also be fortunate to get sponsors (forms available from our church or me) but I am suggesting a donation to DHCT of £10. for participants to join us. Bring a picnic lunch though drinks are usually plentiful.