Ride and Stride the Historic Churches takes place on 14th September in every county. People are encouraged to walk or ride around  the historic churches in their locality and raise money for the work of the Historic Churches Trust, either through sponsorship or making donations. The participating churches will be open for the day and some will be serving refreshments.

Southampton Cycling Campaign has organised a cycle ride to visit some of the beautiful old churches in the Test Valley.  All are welcome to join us and we would appreciate a small donation to the work of the Trust which does such a wonderful job in ensuring that these ancient buildings are preserved for future generations. Normally the churches are locked so this is a welcome opportunity to see inside the buildings.

Assemble at 9.45 am for a  10 am departure from the Cowherds on Southampton Common. We will return to the Cowherds between 4 and 5 pm. Please bring some lunch-time refreshments and a waterproof if rain is forecast.  As we will be using a mixture of quiet roads, bridleways and off-road paths the ride is not suitable for road bicycles.  Children over 12 are welcome with an adult.

More information from Lindsi Bluemel     lindsibluemel@hotmail.co.uk      tel: 023 8033 2926

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