Trans-Canada Challenge


Virtual ride from the west coast of Canada to the east – Vancouver to St. Johns, a distance of 4,825 miles. This is the full challenge, although there are selected destinations along the way depending on people’s personal goals. The cost of the challenge is £15, which will be donated to the Severn View Open Doors project in Chepstow, who care for local Dementia sufferers. Recorded cycle rides, runs and walks will be counted but they must be backed-up with a GPS app, eg Strava. Only outdoor rides, runs and walks will be counted – no turbo trainer or treadmill exercise sessions.







  1. Just two weeks to go till the end of the challenge. Big congrats this week to Andrew Alford who has completed 2,500 miles. Also out during the week were Christine Smith, Chris and Diane Potter, Andrew Alford, Sue Earnshaw, Gareth Davies, Lesley and Ian Russell, Helen Garrett, David Whittle and Steve Tobin.

  2. Just 3 weeks to go till the end of the challenge; this week has seen Andrew Alford reach Sudbury; Steve Tobin getting to Brooks; and Lesley Russell pass 1,800 miles.

  3. Into the last month of the challenge, Christine Smith has now completed 4,300 miles;Chris Potter has reached Kingston and passed 2,900 miles; Diane Potter is in Sudbury having clocked-up 2,500 miles; Sue Earnshaw has reached the climbing target of 93,402 feet; Robert Stallard has reached 1,700 miles; Helen Garret has passed 1,200 miles and David Whittle has arrived in Medicine Hat passing 800 miles.

  4. With just over 1 month to go, 1 rider over the line and everybody striving for their best finishing position, sees Christine Smith reach Channel Port aux Basques; Andrew Alford pass 2,400 miles; Sue Earnshaw pass 2,100 miles and reach the target height goal of 93,402 feet. Also out were Chris Potter, Lesley Russell, Steve Chappelle, Gareth Davies, Tony Griffiths and Ian Russell.

  5. Well he has only gone and done it, big congrats to Brian Stephens on completing the Trans-Canada Challenge – Vancouver to St. Johns, 4,825 miles with a month and a half to spare. Well done to Diane Potter who has passed 2,400 miles; to Robert Stallard who has climbed more than 40,000 feet; to Helen Garret who has cleared 1,100 miles; and to Steve Tobin passing 700 miles. The big question is; can we cheer Christine Smith across the finish line by the end of the year, 600 miles to go?

  6. He’s nearly there, Brian Stephens is now on the last leg of his journey across Canada with just 67 miles to go to St. Johns, having passed 4,700 miles and reaching the town of Clarenville. Extraodinary effort Brian! – Christine Smith has passed 4,200 miles; Chris Potter has reached Toronto and passed 2,800 miles; Andrew Alford is now cleared 2,300 miles; Diane Potter also passing 2,300 miles; Lesley Russell has now passed 1,700 miles; Tracey Eastabrook has climbed over 50,000 feet and Ian Russell has passed 1,200 miles. Well done everyone.

  7. Seventeen Trans-Canadian adventurers out this week with leader, Brian Stephens now reaching Gander and 4,600 miles; Christine Smith has reached Glace Bay and 4,100 miles; Andrew Alford has got to 2,300 miles; Sue Earnshaw now at 2,000 miles and 90,000 feet of climbing; Lesley Russell has reached the overall climbing target of 93,402 feet climbed; Robert Stallard has reached 40,000 feet; Tony Griffiths has passed 1,400 miles; Janet Vale now on 1,200 miles and 50,000 feet; Ian Russell has achieved 1,000 miles and 70,000 feet; Helen Garrett has reached Regina; and David Whittle has reached Brooks. Well done to everyone whether mentioned or not.

  8. A big week of exercise, crowned by Chris Potter completing the very challenging Snowdonia Marathon, and has now passed 2,700 miles; Leader Brian Stephens is now just 300 miles from the ultimate goal of completing the Trans-Canada Challenge, has now reached Deer Lake and passed 4,500 miles; Diane Potter has now reached 2,300 miles; Sue Earnshaw has reached 1,900 miles and has arrived at Thunder Bay; Ian Russell has reached Regina and passed 1,100 miles; Carolyn Griffiths has now passed 900 miles. Also out during the week were; Christine Smith, Lesley Russell, Robert Stallard, Gareth Davies, Tony Griffiths, Tracey Eastabrook, Janet Vale, Grahame Morton and Sharon Ward.

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