TWO of Oxfordshire's biggest rugby clubs are calling on people to join their innovative challenge and stay fit during lockdown.

Chinnor, who play in National League 1, the third tier of English rugby, have faced rivals Banbury on plenty of occasions down the years, but this time it will be over exercise app Strava.

The two sides will contest the Community Group Cup, where they will aim to walk or run the furthest over 48 hours on Saturday and Sunday.

Banbury and Chinnor are calling on fans, parents, volunteers and more to download the free app and join their 'club', which is found under the 'explore' tab.

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Participants will be able to log the miles they rack up and are encouraged to share photos and videos of their efforts.

A Chinnor club statement said: "Plan some nice family walks over the weekend, take the dog for that extra bit of exercise it has been craving, dust off your running shoes and complete a 5k or meet up with one other person for a stroll and a catch-up.

"The beauty of this is that every little bit of mileage will help."

Banbury play in South West 1 East, the sixth division of the national league system.

Neither club's senior side will return to action until next autumn after the Rugby Football Union (RFU) cancelled all competitions below the second tier.