The Friends of Kent Churches Sponsored Bike Ride and Walk takes place on the second Saturday in September each year. The basic principle is that 50% of sponsorship money raised goes to the church or chapel chosen by the participant, with the other 50% going to the Friends, who use it to help the most needy churches in the County.
Participants plan their own routes with the assistance of a printed list of churches and chapels open on the day. Don’t worry about carrying lots of food of drink as plenty is available at the churches or lots of pubs en route!
Last year’s Ride+Stride raised £133,500 including Gift Aid, and this represented well over half of the total income of the Friends of Kent Churches. There were nearly a thousand riders and walkers, who visited an average of 14 churches each. In addition, over a hundred of those who sat in churches to welcome visitors were themselves sponsored.