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Historic Churches Ride & Stride Event, 11th September 2010

Following on from Peter Richardson's letter in the last Newsletter (April), in which he encourages the setting-up of tower funds for bell maintenance and the invitation to members to raise money for such funds via a sponsored walk, is the Historic Churches Trusts' Ride and Stride events on the second Saturday in September (11th). Regular partakers know the events are primarily to raise money for these worthwhile trusts to continue providing grants for churches in need of repairs. In some dioceses the money raised is divided equally between the participants chosen church and the County Trust. It should not be difficult, one imagines, to ask that such money can go to a tower fund (if one exists, of course - and perhaps this is the opportunity to start one). All the four counties have such an event and details of the one(s) covering the churches on your proposed route can be found via the following websites:

(Having taken part in a few of the Churches Cycle Rides in the past, I can confirm how enjoyable these events can be. You can visit as many churches as you wish. - there is no lower, or upper, limit. Ed)

The websites are:-