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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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 Walk 2009 last chance to sign up

Last chance to sign up to Just Walk 2009 – we are closing Just Walk registrations on Friday 1st May so hurry and sign up.

Remember you can raise funds for the charity of your choice and choose one of four distances – 60km, 40km ,20km or the 10km.

www.just-walk.co.uk

Comic Relief climbs Kilimanjaro

Comic Relief  are taking a bunch of celebrities up Kilimanjaro to raise funds for projects in the UK, Africa and throughout some of the world\’s poorest countries.  Across the Divide have an open event  leaving for Kilimanjaro in September 2009 and November 2010 so you too can take on this huge challenge and climb Africa\’s hightest peak whilst raising funds for the charity of your choice.

Just Walk hits over 200 walkers mark!

Just Walk has now over 200 walkers taking part in the event which is 50% up on last years figures.   The event , now in it’s third year offers four distances: the BIG 60km, the NEW 40km the 20km and NEW 10km so something to suit all ages and levels of stamina .   Once you have paid your event fee all the funds your raise go to charity.  You can raise funds for the charity of your choice but if you need help in finding a charity to choose from we have a list of over 40 on the Just Walk website.

So join us on this fantastic event  – 9th May at Goodwood, West Sussex.

Maggie’s Mighty Bike and Hike

Almost 200 participants took on the challenge of the first Maggie’s Mighty Bike and Hike in South Wales on 11th October. The Mighty Bike and Hike fund-raising challenge took place on a route that stretched from Carmarthen to Swansea via the stunning Gower. The course was split into three endurance distances, bronze, at 45 miles, silver at 57 miles and gold at 75 miles, which had to be completed in 24 hours.

The event, which was supported by Swalec and the Evening Post, was organised by Maggie’s, the charity that supports cancer victims and their friends and families. Around 19 people completed the gold route, with the last person over the finish line at 6.30am on Sunday.

Event manager Clive Vale said

” Across the Divide are delighted to have successfully managed the first Mighty Bike and Hike. The weather was fantastic and every participant took on this huge challenge on great spirits. This is stunning part of the world and we have had great support locally and look forward to coming back next year for an even bigger and better Mighty Bike and Hike”.

London night hike a HUGE success

Across the Divide has once again teamed up with Maggie’s Cancer Cancer Caring Centres’ and Open House for the fourth, and best yet, London Nighthike.

Clear starlit skies were the order on this unique walking event with over 1500 people taking on the 20-mile challenge. The walk took them through the streets of London with exclusive entry to some of London’s greatest landmarks Somerset House, Battersea Power Station, Horseguards and the new Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre in Fulham were just some of the highlights along the way.

Walkers also enjoyed live music, champagne and strawberries and performance acts along the route, with the finish line at the top of City Hall for a bacon buttie and the morning papers.