Take part in an overseas adventure to raise money for Parkinson's UK

Added 29/11/2010

Eiffel Tower

Registered charity, Parkinson’s UK, is hosting a number of overseas adventures to offer people the chance to raise money for a worthy cause and participate in an exciting activity abroad.

On 7-12 September 2011, there’s the London to Paris cycle challenge. Completing this overseas adventure is quite a feat, but with plenty of training, many cyclists complete the course successfully. On the London to Paris cycle challenge, you’ll be peddling along a 90 mile route, which finishes at the Eiffel Tower.

If you want a slightly different cycle challenge that offers more cultural diversity, why not sign up to Cycle Cuba on 3-11 November 2011. This overseas adventure is even more challenging that the London to Paris cycle challenge. Riders will be cycling 70km a day over 5 days, experiencing the potholed excitement of Cuban roads!

Parkinson’s UK also has a couple of trekking challenges coming up — Trek Kilimanjaro and Trek Sahara. Climbing Kilimanjaro is a popular challenge, but not one that should be undertaken lightly. At nearly 6,000 metres high, the route is tough and altitude sickness could be a potential problem. The Parkinson’s UK Kilimanjaro challenge takes the Rongai route, which ensures participants have plenty of time to acclimatise. The event takes place on 15-25 October 2011.

Meanwhile, Trek Sahara will be taking place on 5-14 November 2011, which gives participants the chance to experience vast dunes, wide open spaces and desert oases. The challenge finishes in Marrakech, Morocco — a great place to relax for a few days before returning home.

With several months before the next overseas adventure, you have plenty of time to train and raise vital funds. For each overseas adventure challenge, Parkinson’s UK asked for a minimum sponsorship to be raise.

If you don’t fancy any of the organised events on offer, then Parkinson’s UK can give you the opportunity to arrange your own event with the help of Charity Challenge. Choose from 25 destinations, 130 departure dates and activities such as cycling, trekking, horse riding and water-based activities.

For more information about the overseas adventures that are run by Parkinson’s UK, visit their website for details.

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