Karl Elgoff has recently broken records by climbing the mighty Kili in 6 hours, 56 minutes and 24 seconds. Trekking Kili usually takes us mere mortals days to complete and so this achievement has absolutely blown us away!
We aren’t asking our participants to run their way up and down Kili in 6 hours, 56 minutes and 24 seconds and instead allow them to trek the beauty across 6 challenging but rewarding days of climbing. There are also days either side to explore the incredible town of Moshi at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The Kilimanjaro Trek is one of our most popular charity challenges. It does require training and can be challenging, but the life-long friends you’ll make, the sense of achievement after and the incredible funds raised for charity make it an absolute must for any adventurer. But don’t take our word for it, take a look below:
If you want information on Kili click here http://www.skylineoverseas.co.uk/trek-kilimanjaro.aspx
or call us 02074245522
Well done to Becky who completed her skydive with us, great post and incredible funds raised!
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“Once you’ve broken your boundaries, they’ll never restrain you again.”
In the past 5 or so years of wafting around the internet, I have come across more than my fair share of inspirational quotes. Famous anecdotes from dead celebrities who are suddenly smothered across social media as icons of inspiration, or a half-arsed joke from a comedian; anyone can be embedded into history with a quote to pass on to future generations. Thousands of Twitter accounts exist just to share some soppy and meaningful material to inspire teenage girls through yet another day of their miserable schooling lives – and I have poured myself over all of them.
Yet the above quote really seemed to act as an epiphany to me. I am always keen to explore new options, to expand my life and further my surroundings into new worlds, but certainly struggle with a fear of the unknown. I…
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The Doitforcharity London to Brighton bike ride is an incredible 56 – mile cycling delight, taking place 7th September. Starting at Clapham Common in London the cycle journeys from the heart of the city into idyllic countryside; through Mitcham, Carshalton, Chipstead, Banstead, & Haywards Heath, so you can take in the best of England’s scenery as you make your way to the coast.
As you and over 2,500 fellow cyclists, make your way to Brighton you may find yourself in need of refreshments and a chance to refuel – never fear! – we will be on hand with a buffet halfway through your journey. Here you can have a break, rest your weary legs and take in the scenic view as you enjoy your food.
There is no level of experience required to take part in this amazing challenge, however we do recommend you prepare for the event with a little training and arrive on the day with plenty of enthusiasm! This ride is all about having fun and embarking on an incredible journey for a good cause – it isn’t a race, you can go as slow or fast as you wish – it’s the taking part that counts! You can book on to cycle for any charity of your choice which means we will have a wonderful mix-bag of multi-charity riders making their way down to the finish point this year!
What better way to raise money for charity than cycling through a beautiful landscape, enjoying a great day with like-minded people and feeling a real sense of achievement when you make your way through the finish line in the wonderfully atmospheric Brighton. With support vehicles and mechanics throughout, water stops and an incredible lunch stop, not to mention the amazing feeling of finishing the cycle on Brighton’s sunny seafront, it truly is the cycle of the year.
Feeling tempted? Dig out your lycra and put your pedals to the test now. This years cycle takes place 7th September and there is still time to sign up here !
On Sunday 13th July a sea of purple made its way across the bridges of London with walkers raising funds for Kidney Research UK!
The 7 mile walk took families, friends and colleagues across London’s most iconic bridges, whilst raising awareness and vital funds for the charity.
The sun shone (with a few spots of rain!) as the walkers donned their purple t-shirts, grabbed a balloon and began their walk along the Thames. A few famous faces joined the crowds too – including Children’s author Jaqueline Wilson and jockey Richard Pitman.
The atmosphere on the day was incredible, with some truly moving moments- read the t-shirts below!
Participants also took the ‘selfie’ to another level with the ‘London bridges selfie’ competition along the way.
The walk was a huge success and a real purple statement in the heart of London! Well done to everyone who took part for Kidney Research UK, without you the charity would not be able to continue their amazing work.
Find out more about the amazing work KRUK do – http://www.kidneyresearchuk.org/
If you’d like to look at events you can take part in for charity – http://www.doitforcharity.com/
On Saturday 14th June the skies will be filled with hundreds of charity skydivers!
The fantastic bunch of thrill-seekers will attempt to break Skyline and Doitforcharity’s own world record set last year for the most Tandem Skydives in 24 hours, whilst raising funds for incredible causes.
Last year we were lucky enough to share the record breaking moment with a few of our celebrity friends. Below the Olympian Beth Tweddle, actor Tom Scurr and actress Jazz Franks fill us in on their World Record Skydiving experience.
Above – Jazz Franks, Marcus Collins and Beth Tweddle at the airfield.
above: Beth doing what Beth does best!
Which charity did you choose to support?
I chose to support Alder Hey Children’s Charity. I have been a big supporter of them for a long time and I am also a patron for the charity. They are the UK’s busiest children’s hospital and urgently need to raise £30m to make the new Alder Hey in the Park a truly world-leading place for families across the UK, when it opens next year.
Would you do another skydive?
With May being ‘National Walking’ month we thought we’d show you a few of the more extreme ‘walks’ we have to offer. These events aren’t just your average stroll through the English countryside, these events are TREKS, taking place in incredible countries all across the world!
So you’ve decided it’s time to get your walking boots on, but what’s the best trek for you?
If you want to sleep under the stars and trek the paths walked by ancient Berbers then The Sahara Trek is the one..
Perhaps the desert isn’t your scene and you’re looking for cooler climates to amble through? Iceland is waiting for you!
If you want to visit a beautiful country steeped in tradition and TREK THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA! then the China Trek should be top of your list. Come on, how many people can say they’ve done that…
What about a trek with more than your average incline…? The Kilimanjaro Trek gives you the opportunity to summit one of the world’s highest peaks!
Stunning views of ancient cities more your scene? Look no further than the Petra Trek which includes the unforgettable visit to Little Petra, and a bob around in the Dead Sea
If you’re looking for something closer to home then consider the 3 Peaks and Ben Nevis challenges, they’re a shorter duration than our overseas treks and take place in the UK!
So go on, book your challenge today in celebration of National Walking Month – after all, a trek is just a really long walk…!
Here at Skyline and Doitforcharity there’s nothing we like more than hearing about the personal reasons behind the undertaking of a charity challenge and just how much supporters enjoy the experience!
In April this year the awesomely brave Jennie took to the skies to raise funds for a cause very close to her heart – the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Here’s Jennie having the time of her life in the air!
and perhaps realising the magnitude of what she’s just done! woohoo!
“Doing a skydive may seem like a mad idea but it was the most amazing and best thing I have ever done! Jumping for MND I found that people were very generous as I was “very brave” and many people are too scared. Doing it for MND meant so much as I lost my Dad to this cruel disease. I know he would have loved to have done it too. I thought about him as I jumped and was saying ‘If you can get through MND with a smile, Dad, then jumping out of a plane is easy!'”
Jumping from a plane is an incredible experience and a superbly ballsy way to raise funds for your chosen cause. If you’d like to jump for charity take a look here http://www.skylineparachuting.co.uk
GO ON, find out why the birds sing!
If you want to learn more about the amazing work the MND association do then have a look here http://www.mndassociation.org/
This year Skyline and Doitforcharity will hit the astonishing total of £85, 000, 000 in funds raised!!! That’s EIGHTY FIVE MILLION POUND, and it’s all down to you! From trekkers to cyclists, Santas to Superheros, every single one of our participants has helped charities across the world by taking part in epic challenges and collecting in some serious sponsorship.
We couldn’t be prouder of charities and participants alike who have jumped from planes, trekked across the globe and run around parks dressed in lycra all in the name of helping others.
So what can YOU do for your chosen charity? We won’t list 85 million ways… but here a few to get you started!
You can cycle from London to Brighton
Or from London to Paris
You can trek across beautiful countries like this
You can run around a park looking like this
or you can jump from the sky and look as cool as this
So whatever you want to do to support your charity we can help you!
HI HO, HI HO, IT’S OFF TO PARIS WE GO… ON OUR BIKES!
TAKING TO TWO WHEELS TO RAISE THOUSANDS FOR CHARITY (Again!)
Today saw the season launch of Skyline’s London to Paris cycles with 161 participants departing London’s Crystal Palace to tackle the 300 mile journey to France’s iconic Eiffel Tower.
With over 1,500 participants throughout the summer season, our flagship London to Paris event has continued to grow year-on-year since its initial launch in June 2005, raising in excess of £7.5 million for hundreds of UK charities.
With a massive 10 departures in 2014, the four day trip takes everyday cyclists on the journey of a lifetime, through the rolling hills of the south of England to the stunning, picturesque countryside of northern France.
London to Paris Trip Leader Sally Woodford said earlier today: “Participants will have to tackle one or two ‘undulations’ along the route and simply standing on two feet will start to feel obscure but our crew work hard throughout the journey to ensure every single person, regardless of their age, gender, ability or otherwise, makes it to that finish line. It’s a spectacular thing to see as the emotions build throughout the trip and the realisation of what everybody has achieved hits home on that final approach through Paris.”
Skyline and Do It For Charity co-founder Dominic Carolan added: “Skyline offers the opportunity for ordinary people to do something extraordinary in the name of charity. Taking on a challenge like London to Paris is no easy feat but with the right training and a lot of determination, anybody can achieve it. Over the years our challenges have raised in excess of £85 million for over 3,000 UK charities and that’s continuing to grow because of people’s dedication to do something meaningful for the causes close to their hearts.”
WANNA TAKE PART?
There’s still places on some of this summer’s London to Paris cycles. See our London to Paris website for more!