Drive around the world
A nine-month overland adventure that longitudinally circumnavigates the globe crossing 4 continents and 34 countries. The team will cover 50,000km in various Land Rover products doing humanitarian projects enroute and raising money for multiple schlerocis.
British AR Championships
BARC is a ranking series based on the leading adventure racing events in the UK. The top ranked teams in the UK then compete in the invitation only British Adventure Racing Championship at the end of the season.
EndureAR is the leading Adventure Racing squad in Europe incorporating the top teams in UK, Finland, Europe and the best womens team in the world. The squad is entered in all major events adventure races at both regional and global level.
This is the global centre for adventure and exploration and will carry links to existing regional resources. It will be based in central London with a strong online presence and longer term potential for regional extension. Includes the adventure hall of fame.
This is the first journey around the world in a gyrocopter. The project is supported by Sir Michael Walker (joint chief of staff).This is a 6 months journey starting in the UK, timed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ historic flight.
The Formula One of the sea. This is an extension and connection of existing major events into a single global structure. With major long term branded teams, development of celebrity skippers, and world championships, this provides the ROI that has long been missing from ocean sailing.
Designed as the UK’s premier wilderness race, this 100 mile run is endorsed by and celebrates the life of leading UK endurance runner Jos Naylor MBE. The event follows his historic route over the 60 highest peaks in the Lake District, to be run non-stop on his 60th Birthday.
Marathon of Britain
This is a 170 mile self sufficient foot race through the historic heart of Britain. Competitors will complete 6 stages of 18-54 miles on country footpaths and trails passing many historic landmarks (from the home of Elgar, through Stratford-upon-Avon , past Warwick Castle, to the finish on the ramparts of Robin Hood Castle in Nottingham).
Footsteps of Man
Retracing mankind’s greatest journey:, 65,000 kilometres. 4 continents. 7 years traversing the long land-axis of earth, from Africa to South America. James Tremayne and Louise Hoole are following the migration path of mankind from its roots in Southern Africa. Enroute they will be joined by leading anthropogists and researchers as the pass through significant historical locations.
Adventure Racing Federation
The Adventure Racing Federation has been established to coordinate and support the positive proliferation of Adventure Racing worldwide. It has the backing of major event directors, competitors and regional associations and is focused on Safety, Environment, Event Administration initiatives and facilitation of more effective communication between those passionate about the sport of Adventure Racing.
The first International trail race in Russia, a 100 mile nonstop run through the wilderness of the Karilian Isthmus, with an average temperature of 0°C. This has the backing of the Russian Track and Field Federation and is being used as one of the major promotional events for the 300th anniversary of St Petersburg by the regional government.
7M – World Marathon
This is a 15 month project to show what is possible with a number of international disabled athletes competing a major marathon on each continent during 2004. This event highlights the power of ability rather than disability. To launch the event Dr Mike Stroud OBE and Sir Ran Fiennes will attempt to run all 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 consecutive days.
A worldwide series of 8 and 24 hour adventure races covering 50 – 125 miles of air, land and water within a city. Each leg of the race focuses on a different athletic discipline such as canoeing, kayaking, in-line skating, cycling, running, stair climbing, rappelling and city navigation, integrating unique aspects of the city such as tourist attractions, urban resources or historic landmarks.
A microcosm of exploration, this is a solo journey to the North Pole by one of the worlds leading polar explorers. Geoff Somers MBE will travel solo to the pole. More importantly, with over 25 years without a failure, is this his last major project? It focuses on the big life questions of challenge and always pushing ones own boundaries.
Adventurer Dom Mee will sail round the world single handed and non-stop via both polar regions. This has not been attempted by any other vessel, let alone single handed. As if this is was not enough he will be doing the trip in a revolutionary new design of yacht, which at 28ft will be the smallest vessel to circumnavigate the globe.
Adventurer Dom Mee will follow in the footsteps of Sir John Ross’s ill-fated expedition of 1829 through the Northwest Passage, in a folding 17ft Klepper kayak. Starting from the small Inuit settlement of Gjona Haven on King William Island, Dom will travel alone and unsupported for around forty days. Dom’s 600 nautical mile voyage finishes at Pond Inlet on Baffin Island.
Following in the footsteps of pioneer airwoman Amy Johnson, this is the air equivalent of the Paris Dakar. This is a race in open cockpit, self – steering aircraft from London to Paris and then onward to Sydney. Competitors have to deal with route – finding, weather, logistics, political risks and technical problems in a journey where to start is to win.
The Adrenaline Rush in, its 5th year, is Europe’s leading expedition adventure race which covers between 450km and 500km lasting 5 – 7 days. Teams of 4 race over wilderness terrain at a different location each year. This is a multisport challenge that includes: trekking, mountain biking, kayaking, ascending and descending fixed ropes and even horse riding, whilst visiting compulsory check points along the way.
Lead by South East Asia’s leading adventurer Swee Chiow this will be the first ocean challenge of any Asian country. They will be the first all Asian crew and include the first Indian, first Chinese and first Asian women to sail round the world non-stop. Starting in Singapore the team will cover 21600km to establishing a new round the world sailing route.
South Pole Race
This is the greatest adventure event ever attempted. 50+ teams from around the world will manhaul 250lb sleds the 1100km (700 miles) from the coast (Hercules Inlet) to the South Pole. In the windiest, coldest, driest, highest, and least inhabited of continents, competitors will travel for 30 to 60 days, to celebrate the centennial of Scott and Shackleton’s first attempt at the pole and to raise awareness of the polar environment and global change.
To Westerners, the first flyers were Icarus and his father Daedalus. In Greek mythology, both men lived fifteen hundred years before Christ and flew from Crete to escape King Minos. Research has shown that this story could be based on fact and it might be possible to paraglide or hang glide from Crete to the nearest island some 17 miles away. This is a project of discovery, potentially rewriting the history of flight.
On April 3rd, 1933, two British aircraft won the race to be first to fly over Mount Everest. One Westland open-cockpit biplane was piloted by the Marquis of Douglas and Clydesdale, the other by RAF Flt. Lt. David McIntyre. Brian Milton and John Hunt will celebrate this achievement by attempting to be the first to replicate this in Microlights . This event is timed to coincide with the 100 year anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ historic first flight.
Pole 2 Pole
History will be rewritten in January 2004 when British businessman and Muscular Dystrophy sufferer Michael McGrath becomes the first disabled person in the world to reach both North and South Poles. This will complete the 2nd phase of a two-year project called pole2pole, the inaugural event of The Muscle Help Foundation. This event seeks to raise in excess of £1 million for research into relief from muscle disorders including Muscular Dystrophy, a progressive muscle wasting disease.
World without Borders
UNEP Globe trotter Vadim Ketov’s historic 200,000km journey around the coasts of the world. He has already cycled and walked over 130,000 km of the route. The next 3 stages of his journey include over 20,000km of cycling, 7000km of rowing and 30,000km of skiing. He already has over 15,000 photographs, 200 newspaper articles and 200 hours of voice diaries from his journey. This is the longest journey ever attempted and focuses on the key messages of freedom and environmental protection.
This is the most extreme motor vehicle journey ever attempted and is the result of a 5 year project which already includes the 1st commercial motorized journey to the South Pole and the 1st motor crossing of northern Siberia (7000km). International teams will drive around the Arctic circle from the coast of Russia, over the North Pole, to the start of the Arctic circle in Greenland, following this from east to west for over 40,000km until they reach the coast of Norway.
This is the gumball rally of aviation. The launch event will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ historic flight. During the early 1920’s the crossing of the US in under 24 hours was the Holy Grail of flight. Two men stand out, one – ‘Coney’ completed it with an elapsed time of under 24 hours and the second – ‘Dolittle’ was the first to fly non-stop. This event allows pilots of open cockpit aircraft to follow in the footsteps of these heroes of aviation.