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Taylor Wimpey Challenge 2018

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Thursday 10th May - Sunday 13th May - Snowdonia National Park 

Dates:

  • Snowdon Dragon and Snowdon Monster: Thursday 10th May - Sunday 13th May
  • Snowdon Spirte and Snowdon Beast :  Friday 11th May - Sunday 13th May

Snowdon Dragon - Thursday 10th May - Sunday 13th May HIKE AND BIKE

  • The Snowdon Dragon is the fiercest of all the challenges and will be a test of fitness not just on foot but also on two wheels:-
    • Thursday night - registration and safety briefings
    • Friday morning (early!) - teams set off on a hike of the Snowdon mountains taking in the infamous Glyders and Snowdon itself - 28.4km and ascent of 1,985 metres
    • Saturday morning - teams swap their boots for wheels for a cycle both on and off road through the Snowdonia National Park - 58.7km and total ascent of 1,790 metresSnowdon bike small

Snowdon Monster - Thursday 10th May - Sunday 13th May HIKE AND BIKE

  • The Snowdon Monster is just one notch down from the Dragon - with the same challenging hike and a slightly shorter bike
    • Thursday night - registration and safety briefings
    • Friday morning (early!) - teams set off on a demanding hike of the Snowdon mountains taking in the infamous Glyders and Snowdon itself  - 28.4km and ascent of 1,985 metres
    • Saturday morning - teams swap their boots for wheels for a cycle both on and off road through Snowdonia National Park - 38.7km and total ascent of 1,120 metres

Snowdon Sprite - Friday 11th May - Sunday 13th May BIKE AND HIKE

  • The Snowdon Sprite will take sprightly teams on a shorter hike and shorter bike, but still challenge teams on foot and on two wheels
    • Friday morning - registration and safety briefings
    • Friday afternoon - teams set off on a cycle both on and off road through Snowdonia National Park - 38.7km and total ascent of 1,120 metres
    • Saturday morning - teams swap their wheels for their boots for a hike up Snowdon itself - the highest peak in the UK outside of Scotland - 20.2km and ascent of 1,291 metres

Snowdon Beast - Friday 11th May - Sunday 13th May - HIKE ONLY

  • The Snowdon Sprite is a hike only challenge for those that would prefer to stay on foot
    • Friday afternoon - registration and safety briefings
    • Saturday morning - teams set off to conquer Snowdon itself - the highest peak in the UK outside of Scotland - 20.2km and ascent of 1,291 metresSnowdon hike small

Teams:

  • Each Business Unit can enter 2 teams
  • Teams will not need a support driver for this year's challenge as the start and finish points are at the campsite for all elements of the challenge.  However you may want to have someone to drive you to the after party after all that fresh air!
  • All teams must have at least one person who is able to navigate/map read - a mountain awareness day will be scheduled for people to learn these skills before the challenge

Location:

  • Challenge Base: Llyn Gwynant, Nant Gwynant
  • After-party:  Location to be confirmed

Accommodation:

  • Pre-pitched tents Thursday & Friday night
  • Hotel accommodation Saturday night 

Fundraising:

  • £2,000 team target
  • Each team to set up an online fundraising page through Virgin Money Giving.  
  • Teams can decide to raise 100% for Youth Adventure Trust or split fundraising with one other local charity to the Business Unit

Leaderboard 2018

The competition is hotting up and there are 100 points available for the team which raises the most money in the Taylor Wimpey Challenge 2018.  See how your Business Unit compares to the others and make sure you support your local team.

Black = team target hit!  £2,000 and above

Blue = teams between £1,000 and £2,000

Orange = teams between £500 - £1000

Red = teams between £0 and £500

Read more: Leaderboard 2018

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