Challenge Overview

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!

The Youth Adventure Trust in partnership with The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), is thrilled to present – Hike Bike Paddle – THE industry challenge for anybody working in the sports and outdoor sector. We have another epic team challenge made up of 3 elements: a hike (up into the hills) , a bike [mostly on road] and a team giant Stand Up Paddle board to cool you off. With friendly competition, team-building, networking and a desire to help vulnerable youngsters get outdoors at its heart. The new partnership with the OIA means this year’s event promises to be even bigger and better than ever.

Teams from across the sports and outdoors sectors will take on a spectacular route through the stunning scenery of the Staffordshire / Peak District National Park border with Rudyard Lake Sailing Club as our base. Teams will enjoy stunning views (weather permitting!) in a lesser explored part of the Peak District.

Hike – Approximately 5 – 6 hours

Bike – Approximately 3 – 4 hours (on and off road)

Paddle – 2km lake course on a giant stand up paddle board!

This year’s challenge will take place on the Shropshire / Peak District National Park border.







Places are limited and filling up fast!

  • Teams

    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!

  • Accommodation

    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. Here’s a list of some of our favourites:

    HikeBikePaddle Accommodation List 2024


  • Entry Fee

    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.

  • What’s included?
    • 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
    • Medals
    • Prizes
  • Fundraising

    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!

  • 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.

    Otherwise, go ahead and register

    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.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We understand that sometimes plans change and you may need to cancel your entry. Our cancellation policy is as follows:

      • If you cancel more than 12 weeks in advance of the event, you will receive a full refund.

      • If you cancel between 12 and 6 weeks in advance of the event, you will receive a 50% refund.

      • If you cancel within 6 weeks of the event, no refund will be given.

    Please note that all cancellations must be made in writing and sent to Refunds will be processed within 30 days of receiving your cancellation request. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Do I need to do all of it?  Hike, bike, and paddle?

    No!  You can choose as a team to do the whole thing or do it as a relay.

    Is it very competitive?

    Well… our mission is for everyone to enjoy themselves!  It is up to you how competitive you want to be…. some brands will aim high whereas others will want to complete rather than compete!

    Do I need my own bike?

    This year the route will be mostly road with a short section of hard packed gravel (rideable on a road bike).  Road bikes and gravel bikes will both be suitable and if you want to hire a bike then we an arrange this for you – just choose your preference when you register.

    Do I need to train?

    To do the whole event in one go is a roughly 10 hour challenge so training is advised!  The routes are more undulating than in previous years but it will be the endurance side of things that will help you cross the finish line.  We can help you with this!

    I know another company that might be interested… can I challenge them to join in?

    The more the merrier!  If the company you want to join has a connection with the outdoor industry sector, please do let Phliippa know and she’ll be happy to call them and go through it.

    I’ve got another really random question that I can’t find the answer on… what do I do?

    Contact Philippa -she loves a random question!

    What are the next steps?

    What are you waiting for – register your team!

    After registering your company will be invoiced and then we will arrange a time with your team for a virtual information session where we will go through everything with you.

    Let the fun begin!



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.

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