Bike 'n Hike 2021 - 11 September
Bike 'n Hike is our main annual fundraising event. As well as being a great day out, by getting people to sponsor you, you raise essential funds to help repair local churches and chapels which are such important places for their communities.
Each church that is involved keeps half of the funds raised by its supporters, while the remainder plus gift aid is given out by the Trust as grants to help maintain these historic buildings.
Last year's event was an outstanding success, raising over £112,800 thanks to bikers, hikers, supporters and organisers, despite Covid restrictions.
Anyone can take part – you don’t have to be a church goer. Other transport such as mobility scooter, car or horse is welcome. Find out more below or contact [email protected] or Tel:01767 312966
How to take part in Bike 'n Hike
1. Get in touch with the church that you would like to receive half your sponsorship money, i.e. your nominated church, and ask for the contact details of the Bike 'n Hike Church Organiser.
2. Ask the Church Organiser for a Sponsorship Pack and follow instructions on the Sponsor Form and the List of Churches and Chapels in your area.
3. You can download the list of participating churches and chapels and the Sponsorship Form (which is in 2 parts) using the following links:
- List of participating churches and chapels
- Sponsor form part 1 ( for your details and churches visited)
- Sponsor form part 2 ( to record names of sponsors and money)
4. Set up your Justgiving page to collect more sponsorship online. Click here to set up with the Trust's Justgiving site.
5. Collect your sponsorship money Follow the instructions on the forms and when you have collected your sponsorship money please email [email protected] or phone 01767 312966 for details. If you use Justgiving, we will ask you to print and send us the list of sponsors.
Any cheques should be made payable to Beds and Herts HCT.
We will send your nominated church the half share of the money you raised.
Could you be an Area Organiser for Bike 'n Hike?
Area Organisers liaise with churches and chapels in their assigned area, that take part in Bike ‘n Hike and make sure they have the information they need to encourage participation and fundraising.
AOs meet three times a year. The role is not too time-consuming and is very rewarding. We particularly need help in Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Rickmansworth and Sharnbrook. Find out more about how to be an Area Organiser or email [email protected]
Get your Just Giving page for sponsorship
Collect your Bike 'n Hike sponsorships through your own page on the Trust's Just Giving page.
Inspiring Bike 'n Hike stories
There have been some epic journeys for Bike 'n Hike. David Munchin, Team Rector of Welwyn rode 980 miles from John o' Groats to Lands End. Dave and Jenny Wells cycled 165 miles between them, taking in over 60 churches in one day.
Take pictures of your part in the Bike’n Hike and send them in to us, we would love to see them. We could use them on this website or in Trust News
Send your pictures to: [email protected]
For more fundraising information and a list of churches taking part click here: www.b-n-h.co.uk
Collect Bike 'n Hike sponsorships through your own page on Just Giving.
Bike 'n Hike is linked to the nationwide
Some tips for cyclists and walkers.....
- Make sure your bike is in good repair
- Wear high visibility clothing and a safety helmet
- Plan your route to avoid heavy traffic
- Parents - accompany your children unless you are confident they are old enough and expeienced enough