A Rough Outline

It’s time to get back outside again and we have the perfect opportunity for anybody working in the outdoor and sports industries to take on the ultimate challenge in 2021. Join us for Hike Bike Paddle on Thursday 22nd April 2021 in the Lake District. The event will be Covid-secure and we can guarantee glorious scenery, a huge challenge, and a rewarding experience we are sure you will enjoy.

Event format

We recommend teams of 4-6 people who can either enter the whole challenge or do the event as a relay (minimum numbers on each section will apply). You will need to ensure that at least two members can navigate with a map and compass and it’s definitely best if a couple of you are able to swim. Don’t worry if you haven’t got a team – you can still take part and we will team you up. You will be timed and yes there are prizes!

As a participant on the Hike Bike Paddle event, you can expect:

  • One day fully supported challenge, including: fully qualified mountain guides to support you on route, medical support, bike mechanic, paddle activity plus water based support and event tracking/timing chips
  • Post challenge celebration including food
  • Prizes
  • A dedicated events officer and full pre-event support, including: training advice, logistical help and fundraising resources

Entry Fee

£500 per team for up to 6 people

We know that 2020 was a challenging year but we think that it is more important than ever before to get back outdoors, for ourselves and for the young people who we are able to help thanks to the funds raised by this challenge.

We have a number of partnership opportunities available so if you are interested in free entry, brand exposure and some fantastic content then take a look to see if any would suit you.


We have booked the YHA in Borrowdale on 21st and 22nd April exclusively for event participants and we hope you will join us there. You can stay in one of the rooms or if you prefer, can camp in the grounds. We’ll be using the YHA as the venue for our challenge registration, event briefings, challenge base and the after-party.

The cost is £90 per person for two nights bed and breakfast, including an evening meal on 21st April.

We suggest participants plan to stay on 21st April, the night before the challenge, as it is an early start, as well as the night after the challenge. We will host some kind of socially distant celebration and prize giving after the event; a great chance to share you stories and compare challenge notes with friends and colleagues in your industry.

If you would like to book accommodation at the YHA then you should let us know on your team registration form. Availability is limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis – deposits will be required.

If you don’t live too far away then you can just come for the day – although we would definitely recommend getting somebody else to drive you after the challenge. You are also welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements if you prefer.


The team fundraising target for this challenge is £2,000 for the Youth Adventure Trust. Don’t worry, we are here to help you! Once you have registered your team, we will give you a call to chat about your fundraising plans and there is loads of advice in the challenge handbook.

Covid Safety

Your safety and the safety of our staff and volunteers is of paramount importance. The Hike Bike Paddle 2021 will be Covid-secure. You can find out more about the measures we have put in place to make sure you can take part with confidence by downloading our Covid guide coming soon

We’re here for you

The Youth Adventure Trust team are here for you every step of the way. Whether its advice on training, fundraising or equipment please do not hesitate to get in touch. We provide a challenge handbook and lots of helpful documents downloadable from our website but we are also just a phone call or email away if you want to talk anything through.

If you want to chat to us before you register your team then please feel free to get in touch with Philippa Cox who would be happy to help.

Why you should take part

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