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Latest on the ‘Road to Rio’ challenge

Latest on the ‘Road to Rio’ challenge

4 June – 29 July 2016 Sign up now!

Online registration IS OPEN for this year’s ‘Road to Rio’  Big Pledge and it promises not only to be great fun but also get our communities more active more often. 4,000 people across Wiltshire have already signed up as individuals or teams

http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/healthandsocialcare/publichealthwilts/bigpledge.htm

Individuals or teams will take a virtual journey over eight weeks via previous Olympic / Paralympic host cities on the way to Rio, the venue for the 2016 Games. It all starts on June 4th

Congratulations to Corsham School who have signed up as ‘Awesome Corsham’. Can your school, work place or club also enter?

The Corsham community area will be competing against the other 17 community areas in Wiltshire, I’m confident that we can do the town and villages proud by punching well above our weight and really have a go at winning. I am sure that in amongst the local sports clubs that the Corsham community area has there are teams with potential to win the Road to Rio outright.

But it isn’t all about competition and there is an important message about being more active and ensuring that we all exercise regularly. So you can really make a difference to your health and wellbeing by signing up to one of this year’s sporting challenges.

It’s really simple, you register online (open now) and log your steps, or your cycling, or your rowing or swimming and you can see how far you, your team and your community has travelled.

Please spread the word throughout your clubs, organisations, friends, family, schools and work colleagues. This will be fun and every step from dog walking to marathon running will count so let’s get as many people as we can involved with this fantastic event and celebrate the Rio Olympics!

You can also join Springfield Campus team, get on an exercise bike and help us cycle to Rio by signing up for a session in June. Dates will be out soon but will include the fete in and around Springfield on June 11th from 12:00 to 4pm. Just speak to a member of staff at the centre

If you have any questions then please get in touch with me, I’m happy to help and Please send me any photographs which we can share to help celebrate this project.

Richard.Rogers@Wiltshire.gov.uk

Happy stepping and good luck!

Richard Rogers

(Community Engagement Manager)

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