We hope that everyone enjoyed the Sponsored Bike, Ride and Drive this year. It was mostly good weather, and many people combined the ride with visiting buildings open for the Heritage Open Days.
Now is the time to get in your sponsorship money and send it off, and also to enter your photographs for the competitions. Find out how to take part here. You could win £50!
Last year the Bike Ride raised over £100,000. So far (10th December), our total to date for this year is:
The Bike Ride has raised around £2,800,000 over the past 32 years. The money has been divided between the church of the participant’s choice and The Norfolk Churches Trust, which gives grants to hundreds of churches for repairs, renovation and the conservation of their buildings. More than 600 churches will be open throughout the day for everyone to explore.
Some interesting facts from the 2016 Bike ride are:
- The most churches visited by a participant is 64 by bike and 35 on foot.
- Over 150 new participants have been recorded as taking part for the first time.
- St Andrew's Church in Norwich saw the highest number of visitors - 75 in total
- 312 churches and chapels have been nominated to receive a share of the sponsorship money.
The NCT Bike ride is proudly sponsored by