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Thames Path Virtual Team Challenge (Run, Cycle, Walk etc.)

This section of the path next to England's best known river begins at Hampton court in south west London. The route follows the Thames all the way into central London and out to the east to the Thames Barrier.


The Thames Path Challenge covers a distance of 58 kilometers (36 miles), offering a virtual journey along one of England's most scenic rivers. Whether walking, running, or cycling, this digital challenge lets you experience the charm and beauty of the Thames Path from the comfort of your home.

How Far is the Thames Path Challenge?

Embarking on the Thames Path virtual challenge spans 58 kilometers (36 miles). This digital adventure allows you to explore the picturesque landscapes and historic landmarks along the Thames River. As you log your kilometers, you'll virtually travel from the source of the river to the heart of London, passing through charming villages, rolling countryside, and iconic sights.

How Long Would it Take to Walk the Thames Path Challenge?

Walking the Thames Path Challenge, covering 58 kilometers (36 miles), depends on your daily step count. If you log 40,000 steps a day, you could complete the journey in about 2 days. For those recording 26,000 steps daily, it would take around 3 days. A more leisurely pace of 13,000 steps a day would extend the challenge to approximately 6 days. This virtual challenge accommodates various fitness levels, allowing participants to enjoy the journey at their own pace.

How Long Would it Take to Cycle the Thames Path Challenge?

Cycling the Thames Path Challenge, covering 58 kilometers (36 miles), varies based on your daily distance. If you cycle 100 kilometers (62 miles) a day, you could complete the journey in less than a day. At a pace of 70 kilometers (43 miles) daily, the journey would extend to about a day. For those cycling 50 kilometers (31 miles) daily, it would take just over a day. This virtual cycling challenge caters to different fitness levels and schedules, ensuring a thrilling experience for all participants.

What's the Significance and History of the Thames Path?

The Thames Path is one of England's most famous long-distance walking routes, rich in history and cultural significance. Stretching along the River Thames, this path has been used for centuries, tracing a route through the heart of England. From its source in the Cotswolds to the bustling city of London, the Thames Path offers a unique glimpse into England’s natural beauty and heritage. Today, it remains a popular route for walkers and cyclists, reflecting the timeless appeal of exploring this historic river.

How Can I Complete the Thames Path Challenge?

You have two options for completing the challenge, depending on whether you want to go solo or collaborate with others. The first option is for each member of your team to individually complete the full challenge, racing against each other. The other option is to work as a team to collectively cover the distance, dividing the total kilometers among team members.

There are three ways to record your activities:

  1. Just daily steps
  2. All distance-based activities (e.g., cycling, running, walking)
  3. Our inclusive points system which allows you to do the equivalent amount of exercise as walking the route

How Do I Log Activities for the Thames Path Challenge?

The Myles app integrates with over 30 fitness trackers, including Apple Health, Fitbit, Garmin, Google Fit, Strava, and many more. Your activities automatically sync to Myles for convenience. If you don't use a fitness tracker or need to add extra activities, you can also manually record your efforts.

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