Ride and Stride is an annual sponsored event where people to cycle, walk or horse ride to a number of churches are welcome visitors to the church
Ride and Stride always take place on the second Saturday in September.
Yes, you can take part on any day but the churches that are visited may not be open or stewarded so you may need to sign your own sponsor form.
10am until 6pm
Anyone can participate.
You could be sponsored to welcome visitors to your church. A great success of the event is having people in the churches to welcome Riders and Striders who visit.
Yes, but please ensure that your church council is aware of your intentions as any ensuing liabilities need to lie with them rather than OHCT.
No, just someone who is willing to raise money that will go towards churches.
Yes, Ride and Stride is a family friendly event and family members can either have their own separate sponsor forms or each have a shared form.
Groups, (e.g. Scouts, Guides, Toddler Group, Sunday School, Walking group, Cycling Group) are welcome to take part but please be especially aware of road safety if a number of you are travelling together.
As few or as many as your wish. Just let the people sponsoring you know how many churches you are planning to visit.
You can choose your own route covering any distance you wish and visiting as many churches as your would like.
No, you can start and finish anywhere in any county which is participating.
The list of churches participating can be downloaded from this website here
Cars can only be used to transport you to your first church and from your last church. We do not encourage car use to visit churches, however if the people sponsoring you know your intentions it would be acceptable but you must ensure that your car insurance covers you for this activity.
Over 30 counties take part in this event so you can take part in another part of the country or on a different day. To find out details of the event in another county visit National Ride and Stride
You could take part on a different day. Alternatively you could visit churches in the country you are visiting but make sure that the people sponsoring you know your intentions.
Participants are allowed to nominate a church of their choice who will receive 50% of their sponsorship money (before GiftAid). There is a space for this information on the sponsorship form.
Yes, on the sponsorship form (either online or the paper form) write 100% OHCT in the box on the sponsor form where you can nominate a church.
OHCT will only pay out a 50% share of the sponsorship money to a church unless a different arrangement has been agreed with the County Organiser.
Yes, OHCT is registered with Virgin Money Giving where you can create your own webpage, share it with friends and start raising money. Visit our page here
Yes, you can on to our Virgin Money Giving page here
After the event make contact with your local Church Organiser and give them the money and your sponsorship form. If you aren’t sure who your local organiser is complete the form and we’ll let you know
Click on the form link below, fill and submit the form and we will contact you with their details.
Complete the form making sure that the clergy and church committee are happy to join the event.
Radio St/Ride will be operating on the Broad Walk outside the Cathedral again this year, by kind permission of the College and the Dean. The antennas will be erected on Christchurch meadow in the morning.
From Radio St/Ride (call sign GB2CCC) St/Riders in Oxford will be able to talk to stations at churches in other counties. Each church you talk to over the air will count as another church visited for your St/Ride sponsor form so, if you sign in at the Cathedral, call in at Radio St/Ride as well.
GB2CCC will be manned by Harry Hogg and friends who are looking forward to talking to you about ancient churches, Christianity, cycling, radio, indeed any subject that interests you, when they are not making contact with other churches for you to talk to.
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