Ride & Stride 2013

Ride & Stride Logo

On Saturday, September 14, St Andrew's Church in Marks Tey welcomed a host of cyclists and walkers from across Essex taking part in the annual Ride and Stride event.

A refreshment team manned the church throughout the day to ensure the visitors were watered and fed before they carried on to their next port of call.

Ride and Stride is a sponsored bike ride or walk in which people from all over the country walk or cycle between churches, exploring and enjoying the countryside from Cornwall to Northumberland. The money they raise helps to preserve some of Britain’s 47,000 churches, chapels and meeting houses which are at risk of falling into serious disrepair. A number of participants from St Andrew's also took part in the sponsored cycle.