BHF Kilimanjaro trek
September 3-13, 2015
The highest peak on the African continent - Kilimanjaro stands at 5895m (19,335ft), and is one of the largest free-standing mountains in the world. You’ll follow the Marangu Route through lush rainforest and alpine meadow to a barren lunar landscape at the top. Summit with BHF at sunrise for one of Africa’s most magnificent experiences and help beat heart disease.
Cost: Registration: £350, minimum sponsorship £3,700.
Race to the Stones
July 15, 2015
Having launched only 2 years ago, the Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones run has become the largest and arguably most iconic ultra-marathon in the UK. Covering 100km along the Ridgeway, Britain’s oldest path, the race culminates at the 3,000 year old stone circle at Avebury, and last year 1,600 people participated. The official event charity is the free confidential helpline for young people, Get Connected. Getconnected.org.uk.
Cost: £184 with overnight camp.
Mitie London Revolution
May 16-17, 2015
The Mitie London Revolution bike ride is the largest multi-day sportive in the UK. Riders of all shapes and sizes will take on the iconic 185-mile loop around the capital, with hundreds staying for the overnight camp halfway round. With about 3,000 metres of climbing over the 2-day event, you’ll start in East London before circumnavigating London anti-clockwise. The official charity of the event is breakthrough.org.uk.
Cost: £184 for event entry and overnight camp.
Deloitte Ride Across Britain
September 5-13, 2015
The RAB is a fully-supported bike ride along the iconic end-to-end cycling route from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Covering about 969 miles in just 9 days, and with over 57,000ft of climbing, this is a tough challenge for the 1,000 entrants. Although you’ll be sleeping in tents, you’ll be well-looked after with good food, hot showers, massages in camp, as well as chaperones, along the route. The event’s official charity is the British Paralympic Association.
Macmillan Cambodia Hiking Challenge
November 7, 2015
Hike through the heart of old Indochina, to one of the most renowned and impressive sights in the world – Angkor Wat. On the way you’ll experience Cambodia’s untouched villages, vibrant paddy-fields and dense jungles. You’ll also get to explore ancient temples and ruins, scale the sacred mountain of Phnom Kulen before arriving at the breathtaking Angkor Wat temple complex – knowing that you’ve helped to change the lives of people affected by cancer.
Cost: Registration: £450, minimum sponsorship: £3,800.
Childreach International India on 2 Wheels
This three-week cycling challenge combines an incredible journey, a cultural experience that will live long in the memory, and the chance to change the lives of countless children. Riding past snow-capped peaks, white sandy beaches, through sprawling urban cities and untouched remote villages, you’ll finish at the glorious Taj Mahal. Plus, a visit to a local Childreach India project will show you the impact of your fundraising efforts on education, child protection and healthcare.
Cost: Registration: £295, Self-funded price: £2,050.