Tour-de-trigs organisers call it a day
The challenging 50 mile endurance hike started back in 1964
Organisers of a popular local walking competition have decided to call it a day. The Tour-de-Trigs hike first ran in 1964 but in recent years has faced the challenge of finding volunteers to help run the event, together with the fall-out from a global pandemic.
The last Tour-de-Trigs took place in 2019. Plans for the 50 mile endurance hike’s return last year had seen entries at higher levels than for some recent years, but a lack of volunteers led to a decision to cancel.
It was hoped the situation could be resolved for this year’s event, over the weekend of 2-3rd December, but organisers have had to face the loss of a venue from where the hike could be based and the retirement of key staff. Entry numbers were also down.
The Chairman of the Organising Committee, Ron Sangster, said: “After 50+ years of a very successful and enjoyable hiking event, the organising committee has had no option but to reluctantly close the Tour de Trigs.
“This is because of loss of a venue this year, retirement of key staff and reduced entry numbers.
“We thank all those volunteers for their past assistance and efforts, and to all those hikers who took part and achieved their goals and challenges.”
A refund will be sent to all those who had submitted entries for this year’s hike.
Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam