Have you been thinking about pulling on your walking boots and getting involved in a trek, or dusting the cobwebs off from your bike and joining a cycle ride?! Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or you’re thinking about taking on your first challenge – there’s plenty of exhilarating events you can find right on your doorstep!! Whether you are into your running, trekking, cycling or more of the extreme sports like skydiving – take a look at our top 5 challenges that you can get involved in! AND the greatest thing about them is…they all can be found in the UK!
If you’re looking for a winter run to join just before the Christmas period begins – check out London’s LARGEST Santa Run. Every year, thousands of Santa’s come together in London’s Victoria Park to jingle their way round our 5k or 10k route. Each runner receives a FREE Santa suit on the day to ensure everyone gets into the festive mood. With a fancy dress competition, a mini fun-run for children eight years and under, and our event village where you can take some Christmassy snaps or enjoy some tasty treats from our food stalls – this is always the most magical event of the year and is not to be missed!
Our iconic London to Brighton cycle takes place each September and sees thousands of cyclists of all abilities – from first timers to keen club cyclists – take on the 54 mile challenge. Beginning their adventure in the heart of London, on into Surrey’s country lanes and rolling hills, before crossing the flagged finish line on Brighton’s seafront – it really is a day never to forget. At the half way point we provide a FREE lunch for all of our cyclists to refuel for the last leg of their cycle, and with roaming mechanics on hand throughout the route, our cyclists are cruising down to the finish line on Brighton seafront in no time!
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the UK and stands at 1344 metres above sea level. This three day trek is your chance to see some of Scotland’s most breath-taking scenery as you witness the magnificent views across the Grampian Mountains. This year, Rough Guide readers voted Scotland the most beautiful country in the world – with this trek you can find out why first hand! With its wild beaches, deep lochs and craggy castles, it really does have such stunning landscapes to offer.
This is your chance to become a real-life Superhero! Pull on your cape and join thousands of fellow runners to descend on Regent’s Park in London with a mission to raise the most for your favourite charity! This spring run is the perfect challenge for the whole family – including a shorter course before the main event for under 8’s, a fantastically fun fancy dress competition and a route that’s both wheelchair and pram friendly. Free costumes will be provided for all involved so you can turn into Superman or Batgirl in a flash!
Skydiving is one of the most exhilarating experiences you can do, and it has never been easier to take the leap as we work with 18 different airfields around the UK! Whether you take on this challenge to conquer a fear of heights, or to raise money for the cause closest to your heart – this is definitely an experience you will never forget. Soaring through the sky from 10,000ft and enjoying a completely unique perspective of the world below is what makes this challenge truly remarkable – and definitely one to tick off the bucket list
If you are interested in any of these challenges, please head over to our website to find out more here. We hope to see you on an adventure soon!