What a day it was!

A hugely successful Badminton Ride took place on Sunday 24th September 2017.
Around 900 riders of all ages took part, many of them travelling very long distances to be here.
Some it seems had the Ride of their Lives!

"Big thank you to the ride organisers, stewards, helpers and of course land owners for making today's Ride happen. We had a fantastic time and will be back next year."

"Thank you for a well organised and fab fun ride- we had a great time."

"A huge thank you to the organisers for letting us come to such a wonderfully organised and enjoyable day. My ex National Hunt horse was put through is paces and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves."

"Thank you to all the organisers and volunteers for a fantastic ride today! We enjoyed it so much - beautiful route, friendly volunteers, lovely jumps and fantastic cake and ice cream. What more could you ask for?!"

Thank you all for coming!

Our Charity this year

The Ride’s chosen principal charity for 2017 is ‘The Great Badminton Church Restoration Fund’. Badminton Church is the Parish Church for the village and is run and funded by the community and its Parochial Church Council (PCC). Whilst being a fine Grade 1 Listed building, nature has been taking its toll on the fabric of the building since the last restoration in 1968 – 71. Although the roof is generally in good condition, the stonework around the top of the building in particular has suffered badly. Areas of masonry have become damaged and pieces have fallen away, and are in urgent need of repair. In places, water is seeping in and starting to cause damage to the interior. The top priority is to make safe the electrics and to install heating. Thereafter the priority is to make the church watertight, followed by internal redecoration of the damaged areas. Three phases are planned: Phase 1 (estimate £50K) is electrics and heating, and is underway; Phase 2 (estimate £80K) is external repair; and Phase 3 (no estimate as yet) is internal repair. Funding of all this work is reliant solely on donations and grants. The reasons that the Ride has chosen the Restoration Fund as its principal charity this year are not only that this is our local parish church that needs looking after, and so a very worthy cause, but that the Ride was originally established in the mid 1970s to support this very church. The Ride is thus reverting to its roots!
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  • Sponsorship Competition - Our sponsorship competition continues again this year, asking riders entering to also raise money for our chosen charity, the Church as mentioned above. Those who raise the most will get a prize on the day; there are 2 adult and 2 junior (under 15) prizes as follows:
     Adult 1st Prize: Tickets to Badminton Horse Trials 2018 - Sarah Gatehouse
     Adult 2nd Prize: Tickets to Badminton Horse Trials 2018 - Holly Russell
     Junior 1st Prize: £50 Wadswick Voucher - Marianne Bowman
  • Mailing List - If you would like to be on our mailing list, please register your email here. We are aiming to keep all registrants in touch by email with news of the event. We will be asking you to register your entry on this site in due course.
  • Connect Badminton Ride Facebook page


Contacts
Hon Secretary:
Nicky Roach, Ashwicke Grange, Marshfield, Chippenham, Wilts, SN14 8AE.
Telephone Number: 07889 649981. Email: nicky.sponsoredride@yahoo.co.uk

Entries Secretary (for all Entry enquiries and any postal Entry Applications. Note that the preferred Entry will be via this website):
Emily Small, 8 Corn Gastons, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 0DR
Telephone Number: 07525-855124. Email: emily.small1@btinternet.com
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