Link two capital cities by bike
Cycle through beautiful Kent countryside
Stay in Bruges, famous for its canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings
Celebrate your achievements in Amsterdam!
- Meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5, not including lunch and dinner on Day 5
- Hotel accomodation on a twin-share basis
- One-way Eurostar from Amsterdam to London
- Water stops and snacks during the challenge, including water, cordial, cereal bars, crisps, sweets and other delicious treats!
- Global Adventure Challenges Event Crew
- Challenge Medal
What's Not Included
- Bicycle hire – each participant must bring their own recently-serviced bicycle
- Breakfast on Day 1
- Lunch and dinner on Day 5
- Personal insurance
- Bicycle insurance
- Alcoholic drinks
- Tips and gratuities
Please note that for bespoke challenges, inclusions and exclusions may differ
Frequently Asked Questions
I’m interested... What do I do now?
You can register online below – payment of the registration fee is due at time of booking. Once your registration is received we will get in touch with further information on what to expect from this awesome adventure! Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity will also be in contact to discuss your fundraising.
Is this trip for me?
Absolutely! The cycle is suitable for all abilities with the correct training. The minimum age for this cycle is 18 years old (if you are aged between 14 – 17 years you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). The one thing everyone will have in common is a great sense of adventure and the desire to help a charity. Whether you are taking part as an individual or as a team with friends, team spirit will be flying high on the challenge.
How fit do I need to be?
This challenge has been graded as Tough (2) on our challenge grading scheme, meaning the cycle has been designed to be challenging but achievable as long as you train beforehand. You will be cycling for 4 consecutive days so good cardiovascular fitness is required – the fitter you are the more you will enjoy the challenge! We will provide you with a full training guide once you register, this is also available to download via our website.
Our policy is to encourage and support as many people as possible to take part in our challenges. But they may not be suitable for all people due to restriction posed by limitation in mobility, physical or cognitive disability, pregnancy or other various medical conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for your challenge please contact our office to speak to one of the team.
What is the challenge grading scheme?
All our challenges are graded on a scale from 1 to 3 to indicate the level of difficulty, 1 being the lowest challenge grade and 3 being the most challenging. (1 = Challenging, 2 = Tough and 3 = Extreme).
Do I need specialist kit?
We will supply you with a kit list of what to take once you register to take part. Each participant will need to bring their own bicycle for this challenge. Other items of kit will be required, such as cycling shorts, cycling helmet and cycling gloves – other than this, you do not need any specialist kit.
Do I have to carry my own luggage?
No. All luggage will be transported from accommodation to accommodation by our support vehicles. You will need a small day pack/bum bag/‘camel bak’ while cycling to carry items such as camera, sun-screen, energy snacks, etc.
All meals will be provided with the exception of breakfast on day 1, and lunch and dinner on day 5. We can cater for most dietary requirements as long as we know in advance – just fill in the appropriate section on your enclosed registration form.
What support is there on the challenge?
There will be a strong support team with professional Global Adventure Challenges Leaders from the UK. Full comprehensive medical kits will be taken and we are never too far away from hospitals if needed. A vehicle will travel with the group providing medical and mechanical support if needed.
What happens if I get tired?
There will be regular rest stops for drinks and snacks after approximately every 20 miles of cycling – there is no problem if you need to take more rest stops. Remember, this is not a race!
How do I go about raising the sponsorship?
Once you have signed up you will receive a fundraising pack from Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity in order to make your fundraising as easy as possible. You will also receive a few tips and ideas from Global Adventure Challenges to help you on your way.
dates and costs
Option A – Minimum Sponsorship
5 – 9 June
Payment Option A – Minimum Sponsorship
You pay the non-refundable Registration Fee of £125 to Global Adventure Challenges. In addition, you then commit to raising the minimum sponsorship of £2,100 Please send the sponsorship money to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity as you raise it.
80% of the minimum sponsorship (£1,680) must be received by Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity by 13th March 2024. Failure to do so may mean non-participation in the challenge. The balance of the challenge costs will be paid for you by the charity out of the sponsorship raised.
All outstanding sponsorship must be sent to the charity no later than 4 weeks after the challenge. Please do try and raise as much as you can, as every penny you raise over the minimum sponsorship will be retained by the charity too.