Churches are open all over Kent. There are sure to be some in your area which you will be very welcome to visit. Click here to see a full list. Then plan your own route to start and finish any time between 10am and 6pm.
This years Ride and Stride takes place on Saturday 9th September
On the Day
The day arrives and you can ‘clock in’ at your first church from 10am onwards. You can download a form to be completed with the name of each church visited. A quick look around perhaps, and then off to the next church or chapel. As time goes by and you walkers become hotter, many churches offer a cooling drink. By 6pm the last keen participants will have signed the register, leaving many churches with over 50 names.
After the Ride
The riders and walkers present their sponsorship forms, now showing how many churches and chapels they have visited, to their sponsors, who reward them according to the undertaking made. The riders and walkers then give the forms and the money raised to their Local Organiser, who sends them to the Friends of Kent Churches Bike Ride & StriedeTreasurer. He returns the half due to the church or chapel. The forms also act as an audit trail to enable the Treasurer to recover tax from the Inland Revenue under the Gift Aid scheme, which increases the amounts raised by 28%.
SAFETY ON THE ROADS IS PARAMOUNT and although organisers cannot be responsible for the riders, they do all they can to encourage safe cycling and they REMIND RIDERS NOT TO SACRIFICE SAFETY FOR SPEED.
You can collect a paper Sponsorship Form from an organiser at your own church, or you can download one by clicking here.
The Friends of Kent Churches have teamed up with the people at Justgiving.com to allow you to create online sponsorship forms.
Simply create your sponsorship page and then Email the address of your page to everyone you know, here and abroad, and start collecting your sponsorship.
Create your Sponsorship Form here:
Participating Churches can download a poster to promote the event by clicking here and a recording form by clicking here. If you would like a yellow board to promote the event outside your church please contact Carolyn.
If you would like to purchase a T-shirt or flag poles please download an order form.
For further information please contact us.
(N.B. It is a condition of participation that, save to the extent required by law, the Friends of Kent Churches accept no liability in respect of death or injury sustained by any participant. Or damage to property. If a participant wishes to have insurance he/she must make their own arrangements).