Riders and striders visit hundreds of churches across Suffolk for good causes
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Hundreds of cyclists and walkers visited churches across Suffolk on Saturday as part of the annual Suffolk Churches Ride and Stride event.
More than 500 places of worship opened for the event, which raises tens of thousands of pounds.
“It was another lovely day and we would like to thank everyone who has taken part, and the volunteers who sat in churches to welcome the riders and striders,” said Patrick Grieve, chairman of Suffolk Churches Ride and Stride.
Money raised will be divided equally between the Suffolk Historic Churches Trust, which gives grants to churches, chapels and meeting halls so that the buildings can be preserved for future generations, and the participants chosen church.
Towns across Suffolk saw even more walkers taking part this year. Last year just over £160,000 was raised.