Challenge level: 3 out of 5
|19 November - 28 November 2020||On Sale|
Feeling spicy? Get ready for a red-hot challenge cycling from the mesmerising Taj Mahal to the pretty pink city of Jaipur.
Join us for a stunning 360km cycle and become immersed in the fascinating region of Rajasthan. Passing through charming local villages, beautiful countryside and the wonderful Ranthambore National Park, we’ll have the awesome opportunity to spot protected species, visit iconic temples and get an insight into the ancient culture of India.
You’ll make fantastic new friendships and amazing memories, as you conquer this incredible challenge, pedalling yourself to the limit for a charity of your choice.
Worried about fundraising? Don’t be…
Cycle India 2020 is an Open Challenge, which means you choose how you fund your adventure.
You can self-fund and pay the challenge costs yourself without the pressure of a minimum sponsorship target; or you can choose sponsorship and commit to raising a minimum amount for a charity of your choice.
It's your chance to do something amazing for the cause closest to your heart; whether you choose to support your local hospice, a small sanctuary or a national charity. It's completely up to you.
Places for this spicy cycle are likely to go very fast, so please register now to avoid missing out.
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Pay a non-refundable registration fee and then commit to fundraising the minimum sponsorship target for a charity, hospice or sanctuary of your choice.
Minimum sponsorship target
Pay the challenge costs yourself and then fundraise as much as you can for a charity of your choice with no minimum target or make a personal donation.
Pay the balance
This challenge is not designed for Olympic athletes – it is designed for people who are looking for an amazing goal to train and get fit for. A number of the people who will take part in this challenge will have a low level of fitness when they sign up. Cycle India 2020 is the perfect motivation to get fit, visit an incredible part of the world and have the experience of a lifetime. Once you've registered for the challenge, we give you a realistic training programme, which gradually builds up as the event gets closer.
Please don't be! The majority of people will sign up on their own and our Dream Challenges are renowned for the incomparable camaraderie and life long friendships made as our groups take on these incredible feats together.
Once you've signed up for the challenge, we'll send you a link to a private Facebook group for everyone registered for Cycle India 2020. Please feel free to use this space to swap questions, advice and updates with your fellow cyclists on your training and fundraising. You may also want to reach out to the fellow participants in this group to see if there's anyone in your local area you can meet up to train and fundraise with.
Absolutely not! One of the amazing things about our challenges is that people of all ages will come together to do something very special to raise funds for the charity closest to their heart. The age range is likely to be from 18-80!
A cycling helmet is essential. Cycling shorts are also recommended and everyone will need their own water bottles or a Camelbak-type hydration system. Apart from that no specialist equipment is required. We will supply you with a list of everything you will need to take before you go. Cyclists will have the use of 18 or 21-gear bikes and it is suggested that you bring the saddle or gel cover you are used to riding on.
We will stay in a mix of atmospheric heritage hotels and comfortable Western-style hotels throughout the challenge.
If you choose the Sponsorship option for your challenge and don't reach your fundraising target, you can either top up the additional funds yourself or simply forfeit your place on the challenge and lose your registration fee.
Yes of course! If you wish to extend your stay, simply notify us as soon as possible and we will take you out of our group flights (and of course we would deduct the cost from your balance).
In addition to paying your registration fee (and challenge costs if you choose to self fund), you will need to budget for your airport taxes and the fuel surcharge, personal travel insurance, visa, gratuities, optional tours and personal expenses including travel to and from the departure airport in London.
You will need to take out your own personal travel insurance covering health, accident, loss and repatriation. Dream Challenges has a recommended policy, which we will send you details of. You can however take out your own insurance providing it covers you for a charity cycle ride in India. You will be required to obtain a tourist visa for entry into India, we will send you all the relevant information about how to do this before the challenge.
As we're not medically trained, we're afraid we can't offer you advice on this. We recommend you contact your GP or your local travel clinic, who will have the latest travel health advice.
We also recommend you visit the NHS Fit for Travel website here, to keep up to date with current travel health news and advice on staying healthy abroad.
NHS Fit for Travel website: https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home