Trek for Brake

See below for our fabulous opportunities to trek and hill climb in the UK and abroad for Brake.  
Book your place today and get trekking and conquering those peaks!
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Why not put on your hiking boots and join us on a charity trek.

Here are a few suggestions:

London Marathon Walk – 22nd September 2018
Our walking route takes us around the well-known names from the game, from Old Kent Road to Mayfair, Kings Cross Station to Whitehall. En route we take in many of London’s world-famous sights including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the London Eye and the Tower of London as we trace our challenging route through the heart of the historic city. This is an enjoyable and rewarding way to explore our capital city, but be prepared for a long, tough one-day event! Are you ready to pass Go? (£25 Registration Fee; and £120 Minimum Sponsorship target)

This event is also taking place next year on the 21st September 2019!

Or how about
Snowdon By Night - 15th-16th June 2019.

Snowdonia National Park in North Wales is synonymous with beautiful, rugged landscapes and wonderful trekking and outdoor pursuits. The highest mountain in Wales at 1085m, its Welsh name is Yr Wyddfa, reputedly the burial place of a mythical giant. A popular summit trek by day-time, it forms a real challenge by night. Standing at the summit by moonlight will be an unforgettable experience, as will seeing the sunrise from the mountain slopes. As we descend, we will be able to see the spectacular landscapes open up before us as the day grows lighter. We celebrate our huge achievement with a slap-up breakfast!

The event is being organised by a company called Discover Adventure, and is open to fundraisers from all different charities. This event offers the opportunity for fundraisers to all come together and raise money for their own personal charitable cause. To take part in this event, there is a £49 registration fee to confirm your place, and there is a minimum sponsorship fundraising requirement of £290 per person.

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Want to do it? Places available on a first come, first served basis. Call Lisa on 01484 683294, email fundraise@brake.org.uk or complete a short online form to find out more.

OR HOW ABOUT trekking abroad!
A fabulous once-in-a-lifetime experience, trekking the Great Wall of China or to Peru's Machu Picchu.   Or how about less famous but equally as breathtaking trips such as trekking in the Sahara or around Iceland?

Trekking the Great Wall of China - 12th-20th September 2019
Fancy taking on one of the Seven Wonders of the World?
This 9-day trek is the ultimate adventure, with the added bonus of experiencing Chinese history, culture and hidden charms along the way!
It's an experience that truly will stay with you for a lifetime.

What's included?
- Return flights to Beijing
- Accommodation
- In-country travel
- All meals whilst on the trek
- Water
- Qualified UK Leader and local crew
- UK Doctor

There is a sign-up fee of £349 and we asked for a minimum sponsorship level of £2,880 to be raised.Rachel

Brake fundraiser Rachel trekked the Great Wall of China in memory of her brother, Simon, who was tragically killed in a road crash 10 years ago. She says, "He was a massive fan of outdoor activities and I felt that trekking the Great Wall would be something he might have wanted to do and something I could do for both of us. When Simon died I was just 18 and I really struggled to come to terms with his death.  I feel that the work Brake does is something I can really relate to and I wish I had known about the charity at the time of Simon's death. Not only does the charity support those whose loved ones are killed, but they also help prevent future crashes by raising awareness about road safety in local communities. Trekking the Great Wall of China was really good fun.  It was pretty tough at times, mainly because it was so hot and the steps were pretty steep and continuous - but it was well worth it.  It was so lovely to meet people who were all raising money for so many different charities."

Want to do it? Call Lisa on 01484 683294, email fundraise@brake.org.uk or complete a short online form to find out more.


Grand Canyon Trek GrandC1
The Grand Canyon is justifiably world-famous for its spectacular scenery, and considered one of the seven wonders of the natural world. At 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and in places one mile deep, it is a breath-taking sight to see – and provides some unforgettable trekking. We base ourselves at our camp on the Havasupai Indian Reservation west of the Grand Canyon’s main tourist focus and trek each day through different parts of the canyon. The trekking is challenging and the heat can be exhausting, but we trek through incredible landscapes with striking colours and rock formations, and beautiful blue-green creeks and waterfalls which present some great opportunities for a dip! We finish our adventure with a celebration in Las Vegas, an energetic city which couldn’t contrast more to the natural beauty we have been immersed in!

Email fundraise@brake.org.uk to find out more.

Brake fundraiser Laura Gallant says: "In October my partner Huw and I headed to Peru to trek from Cusco Mollepata to Machu Picchu. We took two days to climb Salkantay, our highest point at 15,253ft. I suffered a little but I made it! This is a tough trek, but the views are stunning and the people are fantastic. We spent the last three days walking to Aguas Calientes and onwards to Machu Picchu. Since this trip was in honour of our best friend we thought it fitting to find a mountain at our destination called Wayna Picchu (Young Mountain) - fitting for a truly amazing person. I recommend this trip to anyone who wants a challenge followed with a stunningly beautiful view."

Want to do it? Call Lisa on 01484 683294, email fundraise@brake.org.uk or complete a short online form to find out more.

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