St John the Baptist Parish Church
This is just to let you know that the date of this year’s Ride+Stride is Saturday 8th September.
We have had a change of county coordinator so please bear with any anomalies that may have crept into our mailing list.
We are emailing every church in Berkshire to ask for your help. It was fantastic to see so many churches open last year and we would love to see even more this September. From our own experience as participants, it is obviously very special if a church is manned and you get a personal welcome, but it is also encouraging just to find the church unlocked and the signing-in form left ready. And, for those churches which are particularly out of the way, it is enough to see the Ride+Stride poster on the lych gate or in the church porch – it makes those extra few miles worthwhile!
So we very much hope that every church will be able to participate in one of these ways.
And, in order to encourage as many people as possible to walk or cycle or run or ride or drive on the day, please do circulate the attached flyer as widely as possible in church magazines, pew sheets, noticeboards and newsletters – feel free to forward it to local schools and groups who might be interested in doing a walk or getting involved in some way. You will see that we have a justgiving page and participants can set up their own linked page which we hope makes getting sponsorship/donations easier and more streamlined. Don't forget that half of any money raised goes straight to the participant's chosen church.