Across the Divide organises ‘Ride of Britain’ for Ben Fogle and James Cracknell in aid of SSAFA Forces Help

Across the Divide, has stepped up to the challenge by organising an extreme event for charity in the space of just ten days.

The challenge event specialist was approached by the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help, to manage the operations of an expedition being undertaken in support of the charity by well known adventurers Ben Fogle and James Cracknell.

On October 3, the pair began a 450 mile, non-stop rickshaw marathon from Edinburgh to London, completing the challenge in just 53 hours, to arrive in London in time for the Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards.  Throughout the duration of the gruelling expedition, Ben and James cycled both day and night, taking it in turns to rest for short periods of time.

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UK event update

We are now over half way in our UK event season and we thought you’d like to know the latest from our recent events.  We still have Just Bike, Oxfam Trail Trekker Ireland and Maggies Night hike all up and coming so we can’t quite relax just yet.  We have jotted down some feedback from the two Barclays events in Manchester and London raising funds for UNICEF and the Capgemini Wild Challenge for the Prince’s Trust.

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Two cycle events this weekend with ATD

Across the Divide has a busy weekend planned.

Tomorrow sees the start of the London to Paris bike ride with Visa – who are fundraising for NSPCC.  They cycle over 300 miles in just 4 days but what an amazing trip if not an exhausting one.  They will start in the centre of London, cycle through the rolling Kent countryside, across the channel, along quiet French roads and into the heart of Paris finishing at the Eiffel Tower.  Why not join us on this event next year?

Then on Saturday sees the NSPCC once again with a cycle event in Buckinghamshire – the Big Bike Ride  A stunning cycle event through picturesque countryside with the choice of taking part in a 25km, 50km or 75km route.  Why not join them in Sussex next weekend?

Charity Treks and Events.

BIG Red Bike Ride for the Red Cross

British Red Cross

BIG Red Bike Ride

Why not join the British Red Cross on the Big Red Ride, a new charity bike ride from London to Eastbourne? Covering 75 miles the ride will start at Blackheath Common in south-east London a nd take you heading south into the East Sussex countryside and all the way to finish on Eastbourne’s magnificent seafront.
 
Olympic Champion cyclist Victoria Pendleton is joining the Big Red Ride so why don’t you?  Join here.
 
The British Red Cross is a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.  The British Red Cross enables vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, they help people recover and move on with their lives.

THE BIG RED RIDE

‘Just’ Charity Challenges for 2009/ 2010

JUST EVENTS

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Here are just a selection of some of the Just Charity Challenges we are running in 2009/2010

Just Bike is rapidly approaching, now just over 3 months away! We have over 20 charities actively promoting this event and lots more signing up.  Remember you can cycle for the charity of your choice and choose either the 50km or 100km route.  Find out more at Just Bike.

Just Walk 2010’s date has been set, 15 May 2010 and is promising to be our biggest one yet.  We are expecting over 1000 walkers so get yourself signed up on either the 10km, 20km, 40km or 60km route,  choose your charity – then away we go, it’s that easy, book your place now.

UK Three Peaks Challenge 21-23 August 2009.  An iconic British Challenge, as participants scale the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland.  In total you will climb over 11,000ft of mountain within the target time of 36 hours – a lifetime experience and one to be immensely proud of.

Vietnam Trek 27 February – 8 March 2010.  A stunning trek in the remote region of Sapa.  Beautiful scenery and the chance to experience the culture of the local tribes makes this a fantastic challenge for any fundraiser. 

Pike Peak 19 – 29 November 2010.  This is a challenging trek through the most beautiful and remote parts of the Himalayas.  Our route is off the beaten track and allows access to hidden monasteries.  A wonderful sense of achievement as you reach the summit of Pike Peak.

For more details on the Just Events click here overseas or UK

NEW EVENT LAUNCHED – JUST BIKE

Across the Divide is delighted to announce the following NEW event for 2009 – Just Bike.  Just like Just Walk, Just Bike allows you to choose a distance and raise funds for the charity of your choice.  So we are now calling for all you cycling enthusiasts to join us to make this a wonderful event.

3rd October, Coate Country Park, Wiltshire

JUST BIKE
– is an exciting new bike ride through some of the most glorious and rolling countryside in the Country.  The date is Saturday 3rd October at Coate Water Country Park, Nr Swindon, Wiltshire and there are two distances to choose from – 50km or 100km (over 18s only).  The routes are mixed terrain and mountain bikes are essential.  Just Bike is the latest event to be added to our JUST events, Just Walk being the first which is now in its third successful year. “We had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves; this was mainly down to the outstanding organisation and wonderful staff.  The atmosphere was brilliant.  We shall see you again next year.”


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