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Charity Challenge Loch Lomond

Cycle around Loch Lomond,  Climb Ben Lomond, Canoe Loch Lomond

Looking to run a charity challenge - we can help!  How about this for an example:

  • The first stage of the challenge is a stunning 30 mile cycle through trails and unclassified country lanes, with some steep uphill sections to be negotiated.
  • The second stage of the challenge is to climb Ben Lomond.
  • The third, canoe Loch Lomond in Canadian open canoes. Details of the challenge and trail map will be posted soon. 

Make your team a winner

Everyone who takes part in the Can You Experience Charity Challenge will receive a medal and certificate. However we also have trophies for the fastest teams, the best team spirit and the top fundraising team.

The Awards are:

  • Fastest Team
  • Second Fastest Team
  • Third Fastest Team
  • Fastest All Female Team
  • Fastest Mixed Team (1 or more female)
  • Golden Oldies Team (with a combined age of 180 or more)
  • Best Team Spirit
  • Best Fund Raising Award

How does it work?

To take part you are required to pay a non-refundable registration fee per team of four (not per person) when you sign up for the challenge. You are then asked to raise minimum funds for your chosen charity, with an additional sum for the core Charity (TBC).  In return we provide full event support, including fundraising advice and sponsor forms, route cards and equipment lists. We also provide qualified event marshals, first aid support, certificates, medals, trophies for winning teams, t-shirts and post event refreshments. The more money raised by participants on the challenge the higher the percentage of funds that directly support. You are therefore encouraged to exceed the minimum fundraising target.

How fit do I have to be?

The can You Experience Charity Challenge is an exciting action event. It is achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness, who are prepared to put in plenty of training beforehand. The more you train, the more you will enjoy the challenge. It is a great incentive to train and get fit for, whilst at the same time knowing you are raising funds for an excellent cause.

How much of the cycling is off road?

The majority of the 30 miles cycling is on trails. There is one off road section, a stone- strewn rough track, which goes on for approx 2.5 miles and is steep.

Do you have to carry your own equipment?

Your equipment for climbing Ben Lomond is transported to the mountain check in point so it is waiting for you when you finish the first cycle leg. It is then transported back to the finish line once the final team leaves the mountain check in base.

What about bikes?

We recommend a hybrid or mountain bike for the challenge. We offer Scott Mountain bikes with helmets to all participants, for an extra charge of £35 per person for the day. This of course, saves you the trouble of preparing and bringing your own bike! 

Do I need canoe experience?

Canoe experience is not necessary for this challenge. Your team of four will use two Canadian style open canoes, which are tied together as shown below. These canoes are provided.

Do I need special equipment?

It is essential that you come prepared with the correct equipment for the challenge. A cycling helmet is essential and we insist that you have walking boots or fell running shoes for the hiking element of the challenge. Trainers are not allowed. You must also have a map, compass and appropriate waterproof clothing.

I would like to organise a charity challenge - how do I find out more?

The best way is to get in touch:


T: 01389 756 251

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