Banbury Rotary Club is proud to be associated with Tour de Trigs a long standing event, start originally by Bodicote Rover Scouts in 1966.
On Saturday 6th December the teams set off from Warriner School, Bloxham in beautiful morning sunshine for North Oxfordshire’s toughest non-stop cross country navigation exercise.
The Tour de Trigs takes in a number of Ordnance Survey Triangulation, (Trig), Points, and competitors use maps and compasses only, no GPS allowed.
The courses are 50 miles in 24 hours for seniors and 30 miles in 15 hours for juniors.
Banbury Rotarians manned checkpoint 24 at Brailes Sports Pavilion throughout the night, 35.4 miles into the hike. Paul Shea kept spirits up by feeding the team Sausages, Onion Gravy, Mash and Veg in the evening and a full monty breakfast for those that stayed into the early Sunday hours.
Meanwhile John and Joy Webb helped with the competitors and organisers catering back at the Warriner.
Well done to all teams that entered Tour de Trigs 2014 and congratulations to those that completed this testing exercise.
Winners of the 50 mile senior’s event were the Midland Marauders who completed the course in 16 hrs 36 mins, winners of the 30 mile junior course were Crusaders Winchester.
There was some great feedback about organisation and support from competitors.
The Rotary Clubs in Banbury wish you every success for Tour de Trigs 2015.