Who wants to spend the day stuck behind your desk or networking in conference halls when you could be out in the hills? We know where we’d rather be! Hike Bike Paddle is THE industry challenge for anybody working in the sports and outdoor sector. An epic team challenge made up of 3 elements: a hike [usually up a mountain], a bike [off and on road] and a team Stand Up Paddle board to cool you off.
This year’s Hike Bike Paddle is moving to the Yorkshire Dales. The scenary is spectacular, the mountains are magnificent, friendships will be forged and the challenge will be….well, challenging!
Places are limited and filling up fast, so register your team today.
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!
Another year, another stunning National Park. Hike Bike Paddle will be taking place in the Yorkshire Dales, an outstanding place to explore and the perfect location for an adventure. The Challenge Base will be at the Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club on Grimwith Reservoir, at the southern end of the Dales in between Grassington and Pateley Bridge. Each of the challenge elements will start and finish at Challenge Base, which is also the venue for the prize giving and celebration dinner.
We suggest participants plan to stay on the night before the challenge, as it is an early start on the challenge day! There will also be a prize giving and celebration after the challenge so we recommend booking 2 nights accommodation. We have some glamping bell tent options available at the Challenge Base which is a beautiful setting for a couple of nights, or you are welcome to bring your own camper van or tent. Alternatively, there is lots of hostel, B & B and hotel accommodation in the surrounding area. We have put together a list of some of our favourites which we will share witih you once your team is registered.
It costs £500 + VAT for a team of up to 6 people to take part;you will be invoiced upon registration. There is a discounted rate for returning teams available. We also 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. In addition, you will need to cover your own travel, food and accommodation costs, as well as bike hire if you require this.
- 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
- Dedicated events officer and full pre-event support, including training advice, logistical help and fundraising resources
The team fundraising target for this challenge is £2,000 for the Youth Adventure Trust. Don’t worry, we are here to help you and will be with you every step of the way to support you in reaching and smashing this target!
Your safety and the safety of our staff and volunteers is of paramount importance. The Hike Bike Paddle 2022 will be Covid-secure.
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.
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