Oxfordshire Ride and Stride 2019
This Saturday sees the annual Oxfordshire Ride and Stride event in aid of the Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust (further details can be found at: https://ohct.org.uk/ride-stride/ ).
On the day over 500 churches and chapels in Oxfordshire are open to welcome visitors and the idea is to either stride or ride (awheel or ahoof) to visit as many as you like. It is a great opportunity to visit some of our local historic churches, some of which are rarely open to the public Many provide refreshments. Having ridden with friends for a number of years, Gareth and I decided to run it as a club ride last year. It was great fun with a highlight for Steve and Eddie of climbing over the bells to reach the roof of the church tower at Shrivenham!
So the plan is for an all-day ride at 2* pace with (obviously) a lot of stops. Some will be brief and some longer depending on particular points of interest and the temptation of refreshments. We plan to start as per usual at 9:30 from OMH and head eastwards. We are working on the route with Dorchester Abbey in mind as our major objective. We'll stop for lunch at a convenient point along the way, Further details to come.
Although participants are encouraged to seek sponsorship, we normally make a donation. This is split between the OHCT and a church you can nominate.
Please contact Steve (07857 527990) or Gareth (07817 701644) for more information.
It's an interesting and fun day out and a very social day awheel. Do join us for some or all of the day.