We have over twenty years of experience turning people's Dream Challenges into reality. We've organised hundreds of events that have enabled our amazing community of challengers to raise millions for the charities closest to their hearts, make loads of new friends and achieve life changing feats. As such, we've also collected some wonderful feedback, so you can take it from our participants themselves!
Here's what our participants have to say about us...
"I just wanted to say how amazing my trek in Cuba was, I loved every minute of it!
Colette was a fantastic guide and lots of fun. Her knowledge and ability to handle a mixed-ability group were brilliant. Doctor Miriam was also a beacon of positive, upbeat energy on the trek, I would recommend them both for future trips.
The team on the ground in Cuba were good fun and thorough in all the information delivered, I loved it all. All the UK staff I have spoken to have also been amazing so job well done, Dream Challenges."
- Louise Budgen, Life Coach, Step by Step Trek Cuba participant
"Ride the Night London was enormous fun. I only attempted the 50km challenge and it was remarkably achievable. The route is so flat, it's really accessible to anyone who does not normally exercise! It's a well chosen route and actually, pretty democratic, because anyone can participate to whatever degree they wish, from those who live very sedentary lives to those who want to push themselves to either go further or faster."
- Women V Cancer Ride the Night London 2022 Highest Fundraiser
"We’ve been working with Dream Challenges for over 12 years now, and cannot fault the highly organised and spectacular events.
Our supporters always have such an incredible experience whilst on their trips and this is one of the many reasons we are proud to work with such a wonderful organisation.
Not only is their every delivery second to none, they are fantastic, highly professional and informative organisation we love working with."
- Charlotte Garside, Event Manager at Breast Cancer Now
“Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust have been working with Dream Challenges since 2010. They are a great group of people with whom it’s easy to work and who treat our participants with care and courtesy.
We can rely on them to be organised, highly professional always delivering outstanding events. We look forward to continuing to work alongside them in the future and raising significant funds for our charity.”
- Samantha Dixon, CEO Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust
“We’ve been working with Dream Challenges since 2010 and in that time, they have raised millions of pounds for our charity. Dream Challenges has had a transformative impact on our work, and they could not be easier to work with.
The friendly team are always on hand to help and provide fantastic care for our supporters from start to finish – and our cyclists always tell us what a great time they have had. The events are professionally run, great fun and brilliantly supporter focused”
- Claire Lubbock, Community and Events Manager at Ovarian Cancer Action
"I took part in the Dead Sea to Petra trek a couple of weeks ago and I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time I had.
I wasn't the fittest in the group by a long shot. In fact, I was usually to be found towards the back of the group. I thought I'd worked hard to be fit, but obviously there was more work to do! Hannah, Theo, the medics and the guides were all exceptional in their support. I had complete trust in them, and they really made me feel included.
I've written a blog about my experience and, if you're interested, you can find it here.
I raised a phenomenal £3,529 for The Brain Tumour Charity. And I have been asked to give talks at the WI and the 41 Group - both of the groups pay a fee, which I will donate to the charity.
I honestly can't say how this challenge has changed my outlook. The other trekkers were wonderful and I met some lovely people. The challenge pushed me past what I thought I could do and the confidence this has given me is fantastic. So much so, I'm continuing with walking and progressing my fitness. And I've signed up for the Borneo challenge in September 2023.
Thank you to everyone who made this such a special week."
- Jane, Jordan Desert Trek participant
"I have just completed the Mumbai to Goa challenge. First off, I would like to say what a fantastic experience it was.
Everything from the route, the hotels and the bikes were better than expected. The event staff did a very good job of tackling any issues that were put to them.
I met some great people on this trip, some that I would now call good friends, which to me is what it's all about.
So I would like to say thank you for putting on such an amazing challenge and hopefully, I'll be doing more in the future."
- Stephen Bedford, Cycle Mumbai to Goa participant
"I am so pleased I went ahead with the trip and thank you for making the last-minute arrangements for me to have a single room.
I have done many trips now with Dream Challenges and this one really stands out. It may not have been to the most exotic location, but I thought Gallicia was very beautiful and definitely worth another visit.
What really made the trek so special was the wonderful Challenge Leader, Eleni. She made the whole thing such fun, encouraged us all to bond as a team and helped us create wonderful memories. I never thought I would come across any guide to compare with Henk, who leads the Mount Kilimanjaro Trek, but Eleni, I think you have done it. The whole trip was fun-filled, joyous and life-affirming, particularly after such a rubbish couple of years!"
- The Camino de Santiago 5-day Trek participant
"The Gorilla trek is a trip you will never forget. Chris and his team are amazing at the Singing Gorilla Projects. I visited in 2017 fell in love with the village and the children and went back in 2018. I will be back again soon. Keep up the amazing work."
- Zonja, The Gorilla Adventure in Uganda participant
"Huge thank you to Dream Challenges for enabling these amazing events to take place! The trip has taught me much about myself, which I hope to put into practice now we are home!
It has been so inspiring, the sights and sounds of Africa the simple yet seemingly happy lives of the people, the well dressed children going to church on Sunday, smiling and joyful, the desires of many to improve themselves!
It has been so inspiring that despite the difficulties of the trek, there was always support, chat and laughter, As a group, I wouldn’t be surprised if we had raised over £50k for good causes!"
- David Counsell, Walk on the Wild Side participant
"Just a note to say what an absolutely fabulous experience that was!
So glad that I took the plunge and signed up. It was such an emotional journey, personally for me, having had an operation followed by Radiotherapy, Brackytherapy & Chemo for a good part of a year.
I set myself a goal to train hard and get fit for this challenge, which also took me a year and I’m definitely feeling so inspired and it was a life-changing experience.
I met some lovely ladies over the three days and heard of their own personal challenges as well. I have also made some new friends and will for sure be keeping in touch.
I will continue to cycle, already bought a new bike!
Not quite ready to sign up for another Women V Cancer challenge just yet, but I will keep looking at your website.
Also, a massive “Thank you” to you for all the work behind the scenes. Appreciated it all!"
- Rae Ellis, Cycle Milan to Venice participant
"I have done two charity challenges, first in Jordan then India. I organised different fundraising events to raise the money and also people were very generous with their donations.
I had a fantastic time and met a lovely friend who I am still in touch with after twelve years. Go for it."
- Val Simmock, Dream Challenges participant
"Absolutely fantastic experience climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. I learned so much and raised a tonne of money for charity!"
- Neil Mount Kilimanjaro Trek participant
"It was, without a doubt, the most challenging but worthwhile experience I’ve ever had."
- Tracie Gunningham, Women V Cancer Cycle India participant
"You guys were all incredible. Patient, funny, supportive and all round good eggs. Couldn’t have done it without you all!
Signage great .... If I didn’t get lost no one will as my sense of direction is about as bad as it gets. Love to you all."
- Fiona Miller Women V Cancer London to Paris Bike Ride Participant
"My friend and I have just returned from a most wonderful and surreal trip to Kenya, Walk on the Wild Side.
I cannot praise the organisation and the team who looked after us while we were there.
The whole experience was beyond my wildest dreams and even though I was the weakest link when it came to climbing Mount Longonot, I was never made to feel it. In fact, quite the contrary; I was helped to achieve it, thanks to the support of Elijah, one of the guides.
The food was delicious, plentiful and nutritious, in other words, not basic in my book! OK, the camping side was back to basics, but not more than I was prepared for.
Everyone who came for the challenge was friendly and supportive of everyone else - real team work. Our thanks to each and everyone who worked so hard for us!"
- Chris Lumb, Walk on the Wild Side participant
"I would like to thank you and your team for organising such an amazing cycle in India.
I have done eight challenges over the last ten years with various companies and I must admit this is definitely in first place!
It was a big challenge for me, but the Challenge Leader, Eleni and the team were absolutely brilliant.
Eleni needs special recognition. Not
once did I feel unsafe or unaware of what was expected of me. She considered every minute detail. As well as being loads of fun. I know this was a group feeling.
It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with Dream Challenges. I am considering signing up for Borneo.
Thank you and all the best to you all."
- Liz Carrigan, Cycle Mumbai to Goa participant
"This is a fantastic trek did it 3 years ago and would recommend it. Dream Challenges are the best!"
- Julie-Ann Hughes, Great Wall of China Trek participant
"Already signed up for another challenge (or two) with DC! I just love the simplicity of the whole thing: everything is organised, researched and arranged... All I have to do is turn up, smile and enjoy!
I raised £1,500 for the Sunshine Fund, a small charity based in Newcastle, which helps disabled children and their families. I would love to know what the whole team raised as a total!
Africa really did touch my heart … I am still able to close my eyes, feel the warmth of the sunshine and look out across the vast expanse of bush, watching the zebras, antelopes and gazelles, moving so gracefully across the grasslands and the giraffes standing tall.
I can also hear the peace and quiet of the bush and the clarity and beauty of the night sky. It was an amazing experience and I will definitely return!
After months of looking for something to give my niece on her eighteenth birthday, I adopted her an elephant at the orphanage we visited and she says this was the best present ever!
I also want to say I am missing the food we have in Africa … it was absolutely delicious!"
- Vicky, Walk on the Wild Side participant
"Did this trek with Dream Challenges some 5 years ago but it was one of the best experiences and achievements! Just do it!"
- Sam Davies, Trek India participant
"What a great trip! The best so far. Proper cycling, incredible scenery and a delightful destination. Many thanks for all the organisation from your end. I am staying on in Central America for nearly three weeks."
- Mark, Cycle Costa Rica participant
"Thank you, Dream Challenges, for a fantastic experience and thank you for all my new friends!"
- David Chambers, Jordan Desert Trek participant
"What a wonderful challenge with fabulous people!! Led by very energetic, professional, funny and totally awesome Eleni Delis Readman. I will recommend it to anyone who is looking for a amazing experience."
- Guler Rogers, Cycle Mumbai to Goa participant
"I would definitely recommend anyone to take part in this great event. I took part this year and such a fantastic night. Hope to take part again in another event with Women V Cancer."
- Susan McLaughlin, Women V Cancer Ride the Night London participant
"An incredible experience with amazing women and many have become friends for life."
- Helen, Cycle Vietnam to Cambodia participant
"Having had such a wonderful experience with Dream Challenges in 2015 (BHBR India), I was worried that it couldn't be repeated. I needn't have been.
The trip to Vietnam & Cambodia was awesome. The DC crew were fantastic, as were the ground handlers and it was so, so good to reunite with the India participants and to make new friends too.
I came home 'buzzing' again and feel sure I will sign up again even though my husband and I are in our 60s."
- Anonymous, The Big Heart Bike Ride participant
"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."
- Sally and Friends, Women V Cancer Ride the Night participants
"Tetra dream...but, it’s real! Finally relaxing after the most exhilarating and arduous Handcycle ride across Kenya!"
- Dom Coleman, Cycle Kenya participant
"Thank you for helping me fundraise and take on challenges, I’ve been to places I thought I’d never see and done the impossible, whilst raising more money I could have ever dreamt to!"
- Cycle Costa Rica participant
"The trek was a wonderful experience with lovely people, through spectacularly beautiful scenery. The organisation was seamless, the crew did an amazing job."
- Rod, Let's Trek For Children Great Wall of China participant