Hundreds of churches across Surrey and NE Hants are taking part in this year's Ride and Stride event which gives you the opportunity to explore your local area and visit other churches whilst raising money for your own.
Sponsored walkers and cyclists can plot their own route between participating churches or take advantage of pre-planned routes in the event organised by the county churches trusts under the umbrella of the National Churches Trust.
Half the monies raised go to the church of your choice whilst the other half is retained by the Surrey Churches Preservation Trust or the Hampshire and the Islands Historic Churches Trust for distribution to churches in need via their grant-giving services.
The bulk of the Â£540,000 given out by Hampshire and the Islands Historic Churches Trust (HIHCT) since 1988 for essential repairs, renovation and restoration has been raised through the Ride and Stride.
In the dozen or so years that the Bike Ride has been running in Surrey over Â£250,000 has also been raised in this way.
For a list of participating churches, sponsorship forms, suggested routes, welcome posters and more visit
http://surreychurchespreservationtrust.org/bikeride.html or http://www.hihct.org.uk/rideStride.php