Who are Across The Divide?
We started profiling Across the Divide as far back as October 2009. They are a commendable institution. This is a company which has dedicated itself over the past 13 years to organising charity fundraising events – to the tune of £43,973,671 to date!
These are not just any old fundraising events. These are the sort of events that interest us and our readers. Extreme events. Adventurous ones. Challenging ones too. And all the time with the intention of “raising money for a worthy cause, getting fit and having a fantastic experience in the process!”
Starting with its first charity treks to Morocco and Central Asia, Across the Divide’s fundraising product range has expanded to include charity dog sledding, fundraising bike rides, multisport challenges and charity projects in some of the world’s most remarkable countries.
Today their London to Paris bike ride kicked off this morning nice and early from Greenwich. This is a 4-day, 300 mile ride with a bit of class. Cycling through the rolling Kent countryside, across the channel, along quiet French roads and into the heart of Paris finishing at the Eiffel Tower, but staying at good hotels along the way. As a previous contestant said: “What a fantastic weekend, the organisation was seamless, and everyone was up for it despite being tough going. I’m looking forward to next year, but right now I’m going to have a sit down.”
The Summer schedule in the UK is as follows:
Hope Challenge for Habitat for Humanity 1 – 3 July
Trailtrekker for Oxfam Ireland 10 – 11 September
Tri Together for Leonard Cheshire Disabilty 11 September
Wild UK Challenge for The Prince’s Trust 11 September
Ride of Britain for SSAFA Forces Help 21 – 25 September
Invesco Perpetual Highland Adventure Race for the Mitchemp Trust 24 – 25 September
It’s dissected from time with further flung adventures in exotic locations like Namibia where there will be a 120km ultra-marathon in June, a 6-day trek in Iceland in July, with the Summer season culminating in a Kilimanjaro climb in September – all for different charities. The adventures continue throughout the year with a Himalaya Adventure Challenge in October and trekking and rafting in Costa Rica and a Sahara Adventure Challenge in November.
The next event after that will be dog sledding in the Arctic Circle in February – and so into the many adventures they have line up for 2012, but more on that later…
You will need to go to their site at Across the Divide to get more information on any particular event or events that you might want to sign up for.
Listen to some comments from a selection of people who took part in one of the Himalaya challenges:
Remember, Across the Divide has a long and enviable heritage as a provider of some of the most innovative and thoroughly planned charity fundraising events. Whichever challenge you choose, you are bound to have a wonderful time