“This year we have invited the Suffolk Automobile Club to join in the Ride and Stride event, visiting churches on the day with veteran cars, attracting attention and contributing to our funds, not by sponsorship, but as paying guests. It should all add to the fun of this family event, which is open to all,” said Patrick Grieve, the Chairman of Suffolk Churches Ride and Stride. “Our ancient churches and chapels need constant care and maintenance as the government pay nothing. We depend on the generosity of Suffolk people. Contact your local parish organiser or our website for details shct.org.uk. It is fresh air and fun for the family and a great day out.”
Last year £160,000 was raised by the event, and donations and sponsorship can also be collected via Just Giving.
The annual Ride, which began in Suffolk but has now spread across England, appeals to families, local history lovers, keen cyclists and walkers, church supporters and those who just enjoy an annual trip around the villages and towns of Suffolk.
Cyclists and walkers can get more details here