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Please note that the decision has been made to postpone the Tour de Trig challenge scheduled for December 2021. This is very disappointing and frustrating but reflects the following:


  • The recent growth in covid infections;

  • The general expectancy that the situation may well worsen during the autumn/winter months;

  • and the difficulties that this creates for running a safe event for both competitors and volunteers.

A meeting will be held by the organising committee in November to discuss timing for 2022.


Any competitors who have already booked can be refunded now or await the update from November’s meeting.

A Long Distance Walking Event

4th/5th December 2021

The toughest non-stop cross country navigation exercise in and around

North Oxfordshire, South Warwickshire and South Northamptonshire

  • Teams of Three

  • Ages 14 to 99

  • Beginners to Experienced

50 miles & 30 miles

  • Under 25: £25 each

  • Over 25: £40 each

15 miles

  • £15 each

Before Tour de Trigs

Before Tour de Trigs

Get ready for the hike

After Tour de Trigs

After Tour de Trigs

Results and Merchandise

About Tour de Trigs

About Tour de Trigs

2021 Entry now open

Early Bird Discount
Reduced Entry for Under 25s


The tour has its origins in an event started by a group of Rover Scouts attached to the 1st Bodicote (near Banbury) Scout Group way back in 1964.

The young men had taken part in the ‘Four Inns’ walk in the Derbyshire Peak District the previous year and decided they would organise a similar event around Banbury.

However to add a degree of difficulty to the walk they decided to make it a night hike. To add interest to the route they would take in as many Ordnance Survey Triangulation Points (Trig Points) as possible. Invariably trig points are situated on the tops of hills. 

For the name, they chose a combination of words. The famous cycle race, the Tour de France and called it the Tour de Trigs.
The first competition took place in May 1966 with groups from around Banbury entering. Coventry produced the winning team.

The route started in Bodicote, went east over the River Cherwell, then north to Claydon and then via Edge Hill to Brailes and on to Cherington, through Whichford and then Sibford Gower, Swalcliffe, Shutford, North Newington, over Crouch Hill and back to Bodicote.

The event has had few interruptions over the years…the weather has prohibited one hike, foot and mouth another and organisational problems one more.

"Excellently organised and the support is great and well needed. It is a challenge which will take you up and down and up and down in more ways than one. You will love it and hate it but I guarantee you will go back....." Natalie Sanchez (2018 Walker)

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