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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Across the Divide statement on Swine Flu

Participant safety is paramount to Across the Divide and we are continuing to monitor the situation with regards to swine flu and its potential impact on our overseas events. At the time of writing the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is not advising against travel to any of the countries in which we operate however, should this advice change we will ensure that both charities and participants are kept informed, and will work with you to make suitable alternative arrangements.Please note that some airlines (most notably British Airways and Virgin Atlantic) will prevent passengers from boarding the plane if they are suspected of carrying the swine flu virus, and that medical screening facilities have been introduced at some international airports. Across the Divide strongly recommends that anyone suffering from flu-like symptoms prior to departure contacts the National Pandemic Flu Service (please refer to the website ) for advice.

Please refer to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website for further information regarding swine flu overseas and do not hesitate to contact us on 01460 30456 should you have any further concerns.

Additional seats on our China Challenge in April 2010

Due to huge demand we have managed to secure some more seats on our Great Wall of China Challenge in April 2010.

Our China trek offers a truly unique experience. Not only is it a chance to visit one of the world’s most impressive historical sites but also, as a result of our local contacts, it offers a rare opportunity to trek and camp in a remote part of rural China and to experience local life in its most unspoilt state. In order to maximise the opportunities for interaction and learning about the local history and culture, a team of local translators support all our treks in China.  Join us now on this amazing charity challenge.

‘Just’ Charity Challenges for 2009/ 2010

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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 Open Events for 2010

We have some really exciting NEW Open Events coming up in 2010. Open Events are ideal for those wanting to raise funds for their favourite charity and are great for smaller charities not able to put on their own exclusive event.

Vietnam Trek – 27 February – 8 March.  We trek in the remote and beautiful region of Sapa, where you get the opportunity to experience the culture of local tribes.

Nepal Pike Peak – 19 – 29 November.  This challenging trek will take you through one of the most beautiful nad remote parts of the Himalayas.

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Comic Relief conquers Kilimanjaro

A huge well done to all those on the Comic Relief climb who have just summitted Kilimanjaro.  As you know Across the Divide have an open event leaving for Kilimanjaro in September 2009 and November 2010 but we thought you would like to hear how it really is in this fantastic climb.  Our very own Claire Langford went up Kilimanjaro in 2007 with Cancer Research and here she writes her story.

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NEW OPEN EVENTS 2009/2010

Euro Cities Bike Ride-London-Amsterdam-Brussels 18-22 June 2009 & 17-21 June 2010. Visiting three of Europe’s most vibrant cities this is a tough challenge but what an achievement and experience you will have!
London to Paris Bike Ride 24-28 June 2009 & 23-27 June 2010. This is a classic journey with a unique and challenging way to experience both rural and urban sides of England and France.
Little Tibet, Ladakh Himalayan Challenge 18-29 June 2010. A stunning trek through the magical Buddhist kingdom of Ladakh, passing charming local villages and monasteries offering magnificent views of the Himalayas.
Mount Toubkal, Morocco 1-6 October 2010. A five day challenge with amazing views of the Sahara and Marrakech. Mount Toubkal is North Africa’s highest mountain, so there is a real sense of achievement as you reach the top.
Just Bike The same principle as Just Walk, cycle for the charity of your choice. Three distances to choose from so there is something for everyone.  Registrar your interest for Just Bike.