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The Great Community Virtual Challenge


We have launched the The Great Community Virtual Challenge – a bit of fun to keep us busy and healthy.

Whilst we are personally preparing for Coronavirus, vulnerable young members of our communities are being left exposed. Mentoring Plus needs help to tackle the impact of this disease on our young people.

This is where you can help  – The idea is to virtually walk/run/cycle the distance from Bath to its four twinned cities finishing in Aix-en-Provence (who knew Bath was twinned there!) – all 1,994 miles. One lucky person, picked out of the hat, can help us choose who receives a much needed food hamper, donated by local businesses.

Just post your mileage from your daily exercise –  it can be mileage around house, garden, dog walking, your one daily stroll (within government guidelines). Add it to the grand tally, via posting or tagging us on social media, Facebook @MentoringPlusBathNESomerset Instagram @mentoringplus or Twitter @mentoringplus. No mileage is too small – this is a community effort!

A donation of £5 would be great if you can – this will help Mentoring Plus undertake its work in these challenging times – see our ‘Donate’ button on our website, ‘Shop Now’ or ‘buy a ticket’ on our facebook page – this will take you to our Just Giving page.

Let’s see where we can get to, virtually, as a community!

Thank you!



Leg 1 – The Distance from Bath to its twinned city of Alkmaar, Netherlands

31 March – Day 6

Miles accumulated  – 181

Virtual distance traveled – Bath to Harwich International Port.

We have made it, virtually, with big help from Nic who has joined the team – cycling at home on his static turbo bike. We are waiting for our ferry to the Hook of Holland from Harwich, the site of departure for English pilgrims to set-sail to N. America in 1620 – all virtually of course. Who is going to help us reach the continent – please send us your miles from home like Nic or out doing your daily exercise?

29 March – Day 4

Miles accumulated – 105

Virtual Distance – 105 miles – Bath to Marble Arch, London


26 March – Day 1

Miles accumulated – 18.

Virtual distance covered – Bath to Caln

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