Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Historic Churches Trust. Registered charity number 1005697
Bike ’n Hike is linked to the nationwide
Ride Success in 2017
You can now collect sponsorships through your own Trust web page on Just Giving.
Send your pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Bike ’n Hike -
Churches of all denominations will be open on 8 September 2018 ready to receive walkers and cyclists, offering a rare opportunity to visit as well as a fun day out for those taking part.
It is fun joining in, but there is a serious side to it too, for the Trust relies on sponsorship money raised by participants, to hand out in the form of grants to churches and chapels in need of a helping hand with expensive maintenance or serious repair.
Maintenance or repair is a subject many church people take for granted, like the roads or the street lighting "something will be done about it when necessary", is an unspoken assumption. Well, it won't, unless the church gets its act together and tackles the problem. Unfortunately, for many small congregations, the prospect of raising thousands of pounds seems daunting and many repair projects are in danger of failing before they have started. This is where the Trust helps.
So, please support the Bike 'n Hike. And remember, 50% of money raised can come back to your church, so there's another incentive!
The Trust depends on the Bike ‘n Hike as its principal source of income. It provides much of the money the Trust is able to pass on in the form of grants to repair, restore or maintain the fabric of churches and chapels in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.
We need as much support as we can muster each year. But raising money this way is a lot of fun too.
Pictured above are Dunstable area organisers Roger Kendrick and Pam Ward (left), at All Saints Leighton Buzzard on 20 April 2018. They are presenting a bronze certificate to Brian Bainbridge with Leah Clark (centre) and Maggie Moran who, together, raised nearly £700 in last year’s ride. They are now planning for 8 September this year!
For more fundraising information and a list of churches taking part click here: www.b-
Bike ‘n Hike 2018 -
Saving the past for the future
Bike’n Hikers at Leighton Buzzard, receiving a bronze certificate
Family group from Reed