40tude's very first fundraising challenge was a cycle ride from London to Paris in 2011. Since then we've tackled many iconic routes and climbs throughout Europe, following in the treads of the pros. In addition we've organised six Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Marathons on the River Thames - a mass paddle over 26 miles.
This September we completed our ninth Cycle Challenge, this year riding across southern Spain from Antequera to historic Granada, with some tackling the mighty Pico de Veleta, Europe’s highest paved road and therefore Europe’s highest cycling climb. We’re excited also to be offering not just one but two new Adventure Challenges for 2020: one a summit of Mount Elgon in Uganda from 17-25 January 2020 and the other our Wadi Rum Challenge in Jordan in February 2020.
More details of our fundraising challenges - and others being undertaken independently by our supporters - can be found below. If you are planning your own challenge this year we would love to know also!
40tude’s swim team tackles Lake Coniston
Congratulations to 40tude swimmers Louise Murray, Charlie Morison and Nick Warner who have successfully completed this year’s ChillSwim on Coniston Water in the Lake District. Our brilliant team - who earlier this year took on our Sahara Challenge - swam the 5.25 miles length of chilly Coniston Water on August 31st, raising awareness of colon cancer and 40tude’s key message of getting screened early for this type of cancer. Well done team!
40tuders take on the Ride100
Congratulations to 40tude Trustee Jonny Aucamp and his son Oliver who completed this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic challenge on 4th August. The pair rode 100 miles on that Sunday, successfully navigating the thousands of other cyclists taking part in this ride (including St. Mark’s Dr. Michele Marshall and Jason Bacon, Chief Executive of St. Mark’s Hospital Foundation).
An amazing achievement, all the more so given that although Jonny is an experienced cyclist who has taken part in many of 40tude’s cycle challenges, the same could not be said of Oliver, who just a week before the ride had rarely ridden a bike outdoors! Thanks to their courage they have raised a fantastic £4,250 for 40tude. If you would like to support them their fundraising page can be found at: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/OliverandJonnyAucamp
Swimming for 40tude
Congratulations to Sahara trekker Nick Warner who completed the Bridge to Bridge Challenge on the Thames earlier this month. This was the warm-up for the Coniston Lake Chillswim for which he joined fellow trekkers Louise Murray and Charlie Morison - well done Nick!
Films of recent 40tude events
Please take a look at our films of our recent challenges which we hope will give you more of a flavour for our events and what we're working to achieve.
If you like what you see and would like to join us next time - perhaps with your friends, family or colleagues - please let Kate know so she can ensure you receive all the details for our future events.