Popular cross-country walking challenge will not happen this year
A popular walking event that has been running since the 1960s has been cancelled this year. The 2020 Tour-de-Trigs event was due to take place at the start of December.
The organisers say, “Owing to the COVID19 regulations this Year’s Tour de Trigs is postponed until 2021. Although we are all disappointed we will be hoping you will be able to take part next year.
“Please keep an eye on our news section as we hope to run a few items to keep you amused and educated”.
The Tour-de-Trigs is one of the toughest non-stop cross-country navigation exercises in this area. Teams of three aim to complete a route covering either 15 miles, 30 miles or the full length 50 mile course. Details of the exact route are only revealed to teams just before the start of the event.
The walk has its origins in an event started by a group of Rover Scouts attached to the 1st Bodicote Scout Group way back in 1964. Each year a large team of people come together to oversee the event and make it happen. These including those manning checkpoints, rescue and support vehicles, and the organisational team at headquarters.
The Tour-de-Trigs has become a widely recognised walking challenge with people from further afield travelling to join local walkers. In previous years the Tour-de-Trigs has only been cancelled on three occasions: the weather prohibited one hike, foot and mouth another and organisational problems a third.
Despite the disappointment of having to cancel this year’s event, organisers are looking forward to 2021 with bookings now open for those wishing to plan towards next year. You can find out more on the Tour-de-Trigs website here.
Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam