Ride + Stride 2024

The next annual Ride + Stride will take place on Saturday 14th September 2024

Participants may be cyclists, walkers, horse-riders or drivers of mobility scooters. They can be of any age, but under-13s must be accompanied by an adult. All denominations are welcome.

Visit as many churches as you like, planning your own route. Seek sponsorship from friends, relations and colleagues, so much per church visited or a lump sum.

Ride + Stride is an event like no other why not take part this year and find out for yourself what extraordinary things lie behind the churchyard gates of Buckinghamshire’s many churches and chapels.

Ride + Stride is open to walkers as well as horse-riders and cyclists – in fact to anyone using a non-mechanical form of transport. It always takes place on the second Saturday of September between 10.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m., and the object is to raise money for the repair and restoration of churches and chapels of any Christian denomination in Buckinghamshire. Half the money raised goes to the church or chapel of the participant’s choice, and the other half is added to a general fund which is administered by the Buckinghamshire Historic Churches Trust.

Churches are encouraged to make applications to BHCT for grants to help with church repairs and restoration.

The 2023 Ride + Stride event raised in excess of £26,561. BHCT are extremely grateful to all those who took part; walkers, riders, organisers, tea brewers, cake makers and church guides who all came together in beautiful sunshine to make the day a great success. 50% of the money raised has already found its way to the parishes nominated by those who took part and the remainder will be given in grants to churches in need over the coming year.

Last year the Trust awarded grants totaling £28,000 to eleven churches, who had applied for funding to assist with both major and minor works. The Trust applauds parishes who maintain their buildings in a timely and therefore cost effective manner, as well as helping those who have major works to carry out due to theft of lead or years of wear and tear.


Route 1
1 Hour 28 Minutes
Route 2
48 Minutes
Route 3
1 Hour 43 Minutes
Route 4
1 Hour 43 Minutes
Route 5
1 Hour 10 Minutes
Route 6
5 Hours 20 Minutes

Route 1
1 Hour 25 Minutes
Route 2
51 Minutes
Route 3
55 Minutes

Here are pictures of a few of the things that took place at Buckinghamshire’s churches in previous years.


Yes! If you can’t make Saturday 12th September then you may undertake your walk or ride on any day from Saturday 5th September to Sunday 20th September.

Yes! Individual participants or groups are very welcome to take part with 100% of sponsorship raised being for the benefit of Buckinghamshire Historic Churches Trust.

Yes! Buckinghamshire Historic Churches Trust is registered with JustGiving where you can create your own web page.

Participating Churches

Click the Deanery links below to find details of participating Churches. Please note we are awaiting final confirmation from some Deaneries, these are marked TBC and will be updated once confirmed.

  • Amersham Deanery – TBC

  • Aylesbury Deanery – TBC

  • Buckinghamshire Deanery – TBC

  • Claydon Deanery – TBC

  • Milton Keynes Deanery – TBC

  • Mursley Deanery – TBC

  • Wendover Deanery – TBC

  • Wycombe Deanery – TBC

Sign up Forms

Please download our registration form to participate in the 2024 Ride + Stride.

To make a donation or set up your fundraising page, please visit our JustGiving page.

Set up Fundraising Page
How to set up your Just Giving webpage!

Your step by step guide to setting up you very own Just Giving Page – please don’t forget to add to name of the church you are supporting,
(you can do this in the Your Story section.)

  • Once you have arrived at and searched for Buckinghamshire Historic Churches Trust, please click the “Fundraise for us” on the right hand side.

  • Now you will be asked to register and set up a personal account (however if you already have one, you can just log straight in)

  • Once you have completed your profile, the next section asks “let us know what you are doing” – click on the organised event and select “Ride + Stride 2024“.

  • Select No, at the questions about the charity contributing to the cost of your fundraising. And now select, Create Your Page.

  • Congratulations! you have now successfully created your Just Giving page and ready to start fund raising. Please note, you have the opportunity to personalise this page by adding what you are doing and why ( however the boxes are limited to 50 characters)

If you have any queries, please contact Laura Haslin
– Ride + Stride Administrator
Buckingham Historic Churches Trust –

Organisers Forms

  • R+S Guidance A      DOCX  |  PDF

  • R+S Form A      DOCX

  • R+S Form B Sponsorship      DOCX  |  PDF

  • R+S Form D Church Register     DOCX  |  PDF

  • R+S Form E Church List      DOCX  |  PDF

  • R+S Form F Generic     DOCX  |  PDF

  • R+S Form G Deanery org to Treasurer 2022     DOCX  |  PDF

Download Promotional Material

Click on the images below to download the PDF files.

Ride + Stride Organisers

Ride + Stride Deanery Organisers