Seven churches in the locality are working together to encourage cyclists, walkers, car drivers, pram pushers, horseback riders – anyone with legs or wheels – to join in the sponsored trek around local churches. This annual Ride + Stride is organised by Notts Historic Churches Trust (www.nottshistoricchurchestrust.org.uk/ridestride/): half the sponsorship raised goes to NHCT, the other half to the churches of participants’ choice.
But, as a special feature this year, local churches are funding a ‘treasure hunt’. Pick up a question form at any of the seven churches and ‘hunt’ for the answer at each location. The local churches taking part are:
- Beckingham, All Saints’ Parish Church
- Clayworth, St Peter’s Parish Church
- Gringley, St Peter & St Pauls’ Parish Church
- Misterton, All Saints’ Parish Church
- Misterton, Methodist Church
- Walkeringham, St Mary’s Parish Church
- West Stockwith, St Mary’s Parish Church.
Leave the completed answer form in any of these participating churches. The person who answers most questions correctly will receive a £35.00 voucher (or prize to the value of £35.00).
Alongside the Ride + Stride event is a photographic competition. Take a camera, take a picture, and send it in with your sponsorship paperwork. Prizes are £75.00, £50.00, and £25.00. Details of this and other competitions are at www.nottshistoricchurchestrust.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/Competitions2023.pdf.