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Bear Grylls, Author, televison presenter and Chief Scout "Many historic churches, chapels and meeting houses are battling to survive. Roofs leak, ancient timbers rot and medieval stonework crumbles. Now you can help by joining the Bike Ride and Walk adventure, a sponsored bike ride or walk discovering beautiful churches, which also raises money for their repair and preservation."

Bear Grylls

Author, televison presenter and Chief Scout

Pump up your tyres, dust off your walking boots, pack a picnic and plan a route from your own door to visit as many of the most beautiful churches in Norfolk as you can. PLUS you can raise money en route to help The Norfolk Churches Trust preserve these buildings for future generations. Simply get sponsored for each building you visit or make a donation.


The Bike Ride has raised around £2,700,000 over the past 31 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 church buildings will be open on September 12th for one day in the year for everyone to explore.


There should be something for everyone in this year’s event:


Taking Part...

Sponsored Bike Ride and Walk flyer
Everything you need to take part and plan your route...more

On the Day...

• Photo Competition
• Wall of Fame • Best Refreshments • Activity Sheets...more

Fund-raising and News...

• Just Giving • Prince of Wales’s Certificate ...more


Organiser’s pack can be downloaded as a zip file or as individual documents.