Challenge level: 3 out of 5
|8 June 2019||On Sale|
Have you got what it takes to take on the Snowdonia Charity Challenge?
Experience the full beauty of this stunning National Park as you take it on in teams of four, canoeing, cycling and trekking from dawn till dusk in support of Regain.
Testing spirit, strength and stamina, we challenge you and your three teammates to cycle 40 miles through stunning scenery and trek the tallest mountain in England and Wales, Mount Snowdon, before jumping into canoes to paddle across Llyn Gwynant.
The funds you raise will support Regain, the only charitable organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people who have become paralysed in a sporting accident. One minute these individuals are fit, active and healthy, the next they are paralysed and in need of support for the rest of their lives.
This fantastic charity helps people regain their independence and encourages them to get back into sport after their accident.
To take part, you need to pay a registration fee £195 per team of four (not per person) when you book onto the challenge. You are then asked to fundraise a minimum of £1,600 per team of four (not per person) to support the excellent work of Regain.
Invaluable cause. Breath-taking views. Game-changing experience. Have you got what it takes to take on Snowdonia? Book your team challenge now!
Our event begins with registration on Friday evening from 5pm, followed by a compulsory safety and challenge briefing at 8pm, where your epic team charity challenge is explained in full and you have the chance to ask questions and meet other teams. We recommend you get an early night as you’ll be up at the crack of dawn tomorrow!
The challenge begins with a stunning (but steep) 20 mile cycle through the jaw-dropping scenery of Snowdonia National Park. Parking your bikes, your team will follow the Rhyd Ddu path to the summit of Mount Snowdon for beautiful views. If it’s a clear day, you can even spot Ireland across the pond. After another gorgeous cycle, you swap your bikes for boats when you reach the shores of Llyn Gwynant. Then it’s a brisk canoe across the lake, before a third cycle, this time for a gruelling climb up Pen y Pass. You’ll be pleased to know, its down-hill from here! Your team will end the day with a hair-raising descent down to the finish line at Llanberis.
The more money raised by participants on the challenge, the higher the percentage of funds that directly support the work of Regain.
Minimum sponsorship target
We provide full event support, including fundraising advice and sponsor forms, route cards and equipment lists. We also provide qualified event marshals, first aid support, certificates, medals, trophies for winning teams, t-shirts and post event refreshments.
The Snowdonia Charity Challenge is an exciting action event. It is achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness, who are prepared to put in plenty of training beforehand. The more you train, the more you will enjoy the challenge. It is a great incentive to train and get fit for, whilst at the same time knowing you are raising funds for an excellent cause.
The majority of the 40 miles cycling is on road. There is one off road section, which is an old coach road. The old coach road is a stone-strewn rough track, which goes on for approx 2.5 miles and is steep
Your equipment for climbing Snowdon is transported to the mountain check in point so it is waiting for you when you finish the first cycle leg. It is then transported back to the finish line once the final team leaves the mountain check in base.
We would recommend a hybrid bike for the challenge. We have however had teams take part on road bikes before who have carried them on some parts of the 2.5 mile off road section. A mountain bike would of course be fine too.
Canoe experience is not necessary for this challenge. Your team of four will use two Canadian style canoes, which are tied together to form a raft. The canoes, paddles and buoyancy aids are provided.
It is essential that you come prepared with the correct equipment for the challenge. A cycling helmet is essential and we insist that you have walking boots or fell running shoes for the hiking element of the challenge. Trainers are not allowed. You must also have a map, compass and appropriate waterproof clothing.
Don't worry if you haven't confirmed your team of four people yet, you can register now to secure your place and then send us details of your other team members as soon as they are confirmed.
“Amazing experience that I'll never forget! It was so well organised and everyone was so enthusiastic.
“The night was amazing! A HUGE thank you too to the marvellous marshals who remained cheerful and helpful.
“We had so much fun, thank you all for giving us the opportunity to take part in a truly incredible event.
“I had such an amazing time, I think it was the most enjoyable ride I have ever done!