Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust Annual Ride and Stride

By John White

Each year on the second Saturday in September, the Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust organises a sponsored ride and stride to raise funds to help preserve churches in Northamptonshire.

Cyclists and walkers seek sponsorship for visiting churches. Half the money raised goes to the church nominated by the cyclist or walker and half to the Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust. The Trust in turn makes grants to churches to help with their care and preservation. In this way the Trust is playing a part in preserving the wonderful heritage of marvellous churches we enjoy in our County.

Churches are normally open from 10.00am to 6.00pm. A list of those churches will be available on the Trust’s website at as will contacts in neighbouring counties if you are feeling more energetic or ambitious.

Further details are available from:
Richard and Val Hartley on 01327 831162 or by email at or Liz Doherty on 01832 273525 or by email at

Who can put you in touch with your local organiser.

Photo above: 2015 participants