How to get involved
Planning your ride
Over the year, Ride + Stride has proved to be a brilliant way to see our lovely churches, travel at a leisurely pace through our beautiful Dorset countryside and raise much needed funds for the maintenance and improvement of those churches. You can take part on your own or with a small group of friends or family. In 2016, hundreds of riders and striders across Dorset inspired their sponsors to pledge £81,000 (with a predicted £10,000 from Gift Aid recovered). This approached our previous best of £84,000 in 2015. To find out more about R+S 2017, read Letter to Riders.
If you decide to take part, you should make contact with your Parish Organiser, whose name you will find in your local church. He or she will give you a participant’s pack which contains all you need. Further copies can be printed off this site. Then you can start to raise sponsorship pledges and fill in the details on the Sponsorship form. You can of course secure sponsorship on-line through Just Giving – see our simple instructions in the On-Line Giving Slips, which you can print off and hand out. The list of participating churches will enable you to plan your route and we recommend that you visit the Highway Code for fuller information. On the day you will need to take the Record of Churches visited, which must be completed at each church. After the day itself – Saturday 9 September – please collect up all the money pledged and hand it over to your PO by the end of September.