BTC Equator Challenge is the biggest one yet!  - Bridgwater & Taunton College

BTC is excited to reveal their latest challenge and it is going to be their toughest one yet to complete.


After the brilliant response from our Lands End to John O’Groats challenge and the AoC Go the distance challenge over lockdown where the distance had to be completed by either walking, running or cycling. BTC has now lifted the bar and challenged its students and staff to complete the distance of the length of the equator.


The challenge is to travel 24,901 miles by either walking, running, or cycling. It is open to all BTC students and staff and officially started on Monday 24 August. We will be setting off on the Strava app from Kiribati which is a small island in the Pacific Ocean and our first stop will be at The Galapagos Islands in Ecuador which is 4596 miles away.

During the lockdown, we completed the distance from Lands End to Jon O’Groats and another challenge linked with AOC. However, this new challenge is by far going to be the toughest one yet having to travel over 24,000 miles. We encourage all BTC staff and students to get involved and hopefully it’s another way to keep people active.

Jamie Laird, Team BTC Manager.


To get involved in the challenge, all you need to do to join is to download the Strava App and join BTC clubs and away you go.


The links for each club can be found below.

Running/Walking club:

Cycling club:

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