National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Children (NSPCC)

Every childhood is worth fighting for

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Chasing the Sun 2015

A chance to pit yourself against the spectacular landscapes of the Lake District National Park

May 30 2015

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We're looking for intrepid explorers to join our fight for every childhood. Are you ready for an adventure?

This tough, exciting one-day challenge will have you cycling, hiking and kayaking across the spectacular landscape before the sun sets.

The challenge starts at the crack of dawn, beginning with off-road mountain biking in the beautiful Grizedale Forest (approx 25 miles), before taking to the water for a three-mile kayak on Lake Coniston.  The final challenge is a trek up and back down the iconic peak of Old Man of Coniston (803 metres).

Arrive early and enjoy a hearty pre-event breakfast. We'll include all snacks, drink and a lunch as well as a celebratory buffet for when you finish!

We are also including for FREE the hire of all bikes and kayaks, along with all safety equipment! We will also give you an NSPCC technical t-shirt!

This exciting one-day challenge will test you to the limit but all for the good of a fantastic cause, the NSPCC.

Every mile you trek and every penny you raise will help us be there when a child needs us. Together we can rebuild children's lives and prevent abuse from ruining anymore.


Challenge highlights

  • A tough challenge, cycling 25 miles, trekking 9 miles and kayaking 3 miles.
  • Setting off a sunrise and battling the clock to finish by sunset.
  • Enjoying a beautiful mix of mountains, lakes, valleys and rivers.
  • Well deserved food and drink at the finish line

How we'll support you

We'll be there to help you every step of the way. If you trek for us, you'll get:

  • your own exclusive NSPCC t-shirt
  • dedicated fundraising support and materials from our friendly team
  • helpful training advice
  • a dedicated Facebook page to chat to your team mates


This is a closed (or bespoke) challenge which means to take part you must raise funds for the charity above - you cannot choose your own charity. The payment options are explained below.

Minimum sponsorship option This option requires you to pay the above registration fee at the time of booking and pledge to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship for the above charity. The charity will then cover the full cost of the challenge out of the sponsorship you raise - full details are included in the challenge information pack.

Self funder option This option is not available for this challenge.

Full details of all funding options are included in the challenge information pack we'll send you - just complete the request form.


Admission Price:


Event Type

Active & Health Cycling

Event Address

Lake District National Park, Lake Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria,

Event Contact Details

NSPCC Challenges Team



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