In 2019 we will be taking on our most ambitious challenge yet our Hadrian’s Adventurathon! This will be an epic two-day adventure covering 110km from Newcastle on the East Coast to Carlisle on the West Coast. Our 110km quest will be consist of Cycling 70km, Hiking 30km and Kayaking 10km.
The adventure the starts in Newcastle on Saturday 14th September at 8am with a 40km Cycle to Chollerford followed by an 18km Hike to the Once Brewed Hostel for our overnight stop.
On Sunday 15th September the adventure continues at 7am with a 12km Hike to Greenhead before saddling up again for a 30km Cycle to Low Crosby and finally Kayaking the 10km to the finish in Carlisle.
If you are interested in taking part, please contact The Friends Office! Call us on 01634 831163 or email us on email@example.com.
“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare,
it is because we do no dare that they are difficult”
(1-night, 2 challenge days)
Friday 13th September – Optional Transport to Newcastle with the Friends and overnight stay in Newcastle*
Saturday 14th September
08.00 - Prepare bikes and final brief
08.30 - Commence cycle from the Tyne Bridge (25 miles/40km).
11.30 - Arrive Chollerford
12.00 - Transition on to foot to Once Brewed (12miles/20km).
17.00-17.30 - Arrive at Hostel for overnight stay.
Sunday 15th September
07.00 - Trek Once Brewed to Greenhead (7.5 miles/12km).
10.00 - Arrive Greenhead for break and cycle prep.
10.45 - Depart on Cycle Greenhead to Crosby-on-Eden (18 miles/30km).
13.00 - Arrive Crosby-on-Eden. Break, kit change, canoe prep.
14.00 - Paddle Low Crosby to Carlisle (6 miles/10km).
16.30 - Arrive into Carlisle for celebrations
17.00 - Shuttles to station/hotel
Optional overnight stay in Carlisle*
Monday – Optional Transport home with The Friends*
Included in Trip
ü Pre-event briefing.
ü 1-night Hostel accommodation & breakfast.
ü Qualified, experienced multi activity leaders.
ü Canoes, paddles, buoyancy aids
ü Support vehicle & driver
ü 2 x lunches
Excluded from Trip
· Bike Hire £20pp
· Travel to and from the event.
· Onward bike transfers from Carlisle
· Overnight accommodation Friday 13th and Sunday 15th
* Please contact The Friends team for more details on these Options
Suncream, blister repair kit, plasters, vaseline, painkillers, sunbloc
Pack towel (lifesystems recommended), soap (small bar)
shampoo (not a full size bottle!), toothbrush, toothpaste (small size)
Hill walking items
Sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner - please check whether you require a sleeping bag
Day sack (25-35 litre)
Rucksack liner(s) / plastic liner(s)
Bladder system (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Walking poles (highly recommended)
Sun hat (wide brimmed), neck scarf
Lunches - you may wish to pre-pack lunches, but please check this with us
Snack foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.
Lightweight fleece, medium weight Fleece
Lightweight gloves, heavy gloves (mitten type recommended)
Fleece hat, balaclava
Long cotton trekking trousers, 1 pair tracksuit bottoms
Comfortable trekking shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Gaiters (appropriate to moor wilderness / moorland treks - please ask!)
Walking socks, liner Socks, underwear
1 change of casual evening wear
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent) & Outer Waterproof Bottoms
Toilet roll / pack of travel tissues, spare lace, camera, film / memory card / spare battery
Wallet, credit cards, cash, sunglasses, spare comfortable shoes, penknife
Mobile phone (packed in a plastic bag deep inside your day pack!), emergency rations (energy foods - for the tough days on trek), head torch with spare batteries and bulb
It is possible to hire equipment via our specialist kit hire providers Outdoor Hire Ltd. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all our mountain challengers.
By nature, all activities contain an element of risk. Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity, such as mountain safety shelters, walking rope and from time to time mobile radios. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions.
Expect everything from sunshine to a full-blown blizzard or thick fog and heavy rain - anything is possible… so be prepared! If the event is run in the summer - we shall all keep our fingers crossed and hope for fine weather! We shall check your equipment. If in doubt, please ask.
Further Info visit http://www.adventure-cafe.com/Adventures/Hadrians-Adventurathlon