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Ride and Stride across Sussex!

Ride and Stride across Sussex!

Hundreds took part in Saturday's  Ride and Stride which saw many of our churches across Sussex staying open all day to welcome participants.

The national event raises funds and awareness to preserve places of worship.  Locally Ride & Stride is in aid of Sussex Historic Churches Trust.

Sussex organiser for Ride & Stride in Sussex is Graham Pound. He said: “The trust funds repairs and restorations to preserve Sussex places of worship. The event is an opportunity to see the best of our historic churches, have great fun and help raise money to support their restoration by taking part.

Revd Sue Wilkinson and Fr Kevin Agnew from St Mary's Willingdon, took part by cycling on a tandem around Eastbourne's churches. They cycled to 12 churches in all raising much-needed funds. She said: "We considered the rural churches to keep off the main roads. We managed several hills and we never fell off once. it was super scary on the back - no breaks .Talk about having faith!

The Trust has assisted more than 500 churches and places of worship throughout Sussex since launched.