UCB's Big Weekend Walk

Thank You

During the weekend of 5th-7th October hundreds of you took part in walks all across the UK to help raise funds for UCB and help spread God’s love the length and breadth of the country. Thank you so much for all your efforts!

On 5th October, UCB presenters Steve Best and Ruth O’Reilly-Smith completed their own 20 mile walk. A number of other presenters joined them during the day, and even our CEO David L’Herroux completed the whole walk too!

We’ll be collecting the funds raised over the next few weeks and we’ll announce the grand total raised soon. If you haven’t had a chance to sponsor our team, there is still time, just click the link below:


Whatever you give, every single pound, by every single person counts!

Thank you for your support! Because of you, we can change more lives for good, by the power of God’s Word.




What’s it all about?


Over the past few months we’ve been asking you to lace up your shoes and join UCB on an epic walking
adventure, during the weekend of 5th-7th October. 



Join the Big Weekend Walk with UCB




Watch why John and his friends from Potters Church Longton wanted to get involved in UCB’s Big Weekend Walk.




UCB 1 presenter Steve Best


I’m getting involved in the UCB Walk because whilst I am no runner, or extreme sports nut, most of us can walk, and I’ve been doing that for many a year, although maybe faster than some. It will be nice to be able to do something constructive in an activity where I actually have some ability!

I have seen first-hand how important UCB is to those with whom we engage. I hear daily from people whose lives have been impacted in many and various ways, and whose life paths would be very different had UCB not been there. For this reason I am honoured and delighted to be able to do anything I can to help support UCB.



UCB 2 presenter Ruth O'Reilly-Smith


I’ve always loved listening to the radio, but never dreamed I’d work in radio, let alone host a radio show. I also love Jesus and so for me to be speaking about the difference Jesus makes in our lives on national Christian radio is an incredible privilege. I started out in radio at uni but I’ve worked in Christian radio ever since and love it. There’s something really precious about being able to speak the truth of God’s word and play great Bible-based music every day. I’m incredibly honoured that I get to do this at UCB – such a well-respected brand within the UK and globally – it’s humbling.

One of my other great passions is walking. My deepest friendships have been forged while walking, including the one with my now husband. There’s something liberating about walking. My soul sings when I walk. I feel truly alive as I put one foot in front of the other and lift my head to wonder at God’s creation. I love walking in nature, I love hiking and I love walking on my own, talking to my Maker or with others, talking about life. I love nothing more than finishing my show and going for a walk – it gives me time to process and reflect on all that’s happened in my day so far. Walking is a beautiful thing.




Together, we wanted to cover the land with walkers to help spread God's love across the UK.

You responded in your hundreds and we we’re amazed by how many of you wanted to take part. We have plotted all the walks that took place on the below map.

Thank you to everyone who walked for UCB!

Big Weekend Walk Map