There are two ways to take part. You can register online and download the paperwork below, or you can collect paperwork from your local place of worship where you will find information and sponsorship forms from early July.
If you would like to help us spread the word about this fantastic event you can download posters and flyers to print and distribute.
To register to take part in the 2023 Bike Ride please click here
There are several ways to fundraise on the day. If you would like to raise sponsorship we encourage you to use JustGiving. It is easy to use and allows you to let your friends and family know that you are taking part in the Bike Ride and Walk and can pay The Norfolk Churches Trust directly. If you would rather collect sponsorship directly and send money in, you can download a sponsorship form with the required payslip here.
If you would prefer to give a donation for the Bike Ride you can either donate to us directly or use the other methods that we offer.
Churches Open on Saturday 9th September. You can download a list of churches in the county here. The churches you visit may not be open, but they still count in your total – why not take a photo outside?
Sponsorship form – Everything you need to take part, get people to sponsor you, track your visits to churches and collect your sponsorship money can be found on this easy to use Bike Ride Sponsorship Form.
You may also find the personal safety information on this website interesting.
You can bike, walk or drive and every year we see increasing numbers of interesting modes of transport – vintage cars, tandems, pony and trap, boats and canoes. Anything goes! When planning your route you might like to look at our list of open churches, Simon Knott’s Norfolk Churches site and the Diocese of Norwich website Exploring Norfolk Churches.
You might win £50 and see them published in the EDP. You could also be in the running for The Lord Lieutenant’s certificate for the most money raised or your name be entered on to the Wall of Fame for the most churches visited.
Don’t forget that this year we are again awarding £1,000 for the most improved church i.e. the church that has raised the most money compared to last year.
Please read and follow the Highway Code’s rules for cyclists and ensure your bicycle is roadworthy by checking everything, particularly the brakes. Please ride with care and consideration at all times, remembering that at junctions it may be safer to dismount and walk your bike across the road.
Please ride in single file and not in large groups and wear high visibility clothing and a cycle helmet. We ask that children are accompanied by a responsible adult.