UCB's Big Weekend Walk


On 5th October, UCB presenters Steve Best and Ruth O’Reilly Smith will be completing a 20 mile walk to raise support for UCB. A number of other presenters will be joining them throughout the day, so keep a look out on social media to see who is walking, live as it happens!

Could you sponsor them?


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.

Please pray for everyone taking part that they have a safe and blessed time, they complete the miles they hope to achieve, and that together we raise funds to help UCB continue to spread God’s love the length and breadth of the UK.



Join the Big Weekend Walk with UCB




Watch why John and his friends from Potters Church Longton are excited about getting 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 are covering the land with walkers who are all helping to spread God's love across the UK. 

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. You have responded in your hundreds and we are amazed by how many of you want to take part. We have plotted the registered walks on the below map. Some of you are going on a sponsored stroll with a few friends, an organised walk with people after church, or a challenging hike, but the best part is that every single mile counts!

Thank you to everyone who has registered to walk for UCB!

We have had an overwhelming response. The pledged total is now an amazing 2,032 miles!

We will be collecting the funds raised after the event and we will announce the grand total raised as soon as possible.

Big Weekend Walk Map