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Ride and Stride looks to raise thousands for county's churches

PUBLISHED: 09:55 12 July 2019 | UPDATED: 12:52 12 July 2019

Charlie Haylock with the Rolls Royce, riders and striders, at the launch of Suffolk Churches Ride and Stride at Holbrook  Picture: RACHEL SLOANE

Charlie Haylock with the Rolls Royce, riders and striders, at the launch of Suffolk Churches Ride and Stride at Holbrook Picture: RACHEL SLOANE

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Thousands of people are set to take part in this year's annual Suffolk Churches Ride and Stride - which raised more than £150,000 for the county's churches last year.

Charlie Haylock and Jo Burge, in the Rolls Royce, at the launch of Suffolk Churches Ride and Stride at Holbrook Picture: RACHEL SLOANECharlie Haylock and Jo Burge, in the Rolls Royce, at the launch of Suffolk Churches Ride and Stride at Holbrook Picture: RACHEL SLOANE

This year's fundraising ride on Saturday, September 14 was launched by Suffolk dialect expert Charlie Haylock at All Saints church in Holbrook and takes theme of "old and new, ancient and modern".

Patrick Grieve, chairman of Suffolk Churches Ride and Stride, said: "Last year 10 vintage cars also took part, so we have developed the idea and this year's Ride and Stride event will also have a motoring section for vintage and classic cars.

"Just like the walkers and cyclists, they will be visiting churches on the day, but they will set off from some of Suffolk's historic houses, on a type of treasure hunt, ending at a prize-giving at Long Melford in the afternoon."

For more information email shct@btconnect.com, call 01787 883884, or visit www.shct.org.uk

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