Challenges for all the family this year



Follow in the footsteps, or rather wheels, of the world’s greatest racing car drivers at the iconic Silverstone ambit. 

The 13.2-mile half marathon sees 12,000 runners diverting down the pit lane and around Copse Corner before picking up the reckon along Hanger Strait. 

Many use it as a warm-up for the big one, the London Marathon in April. 

There are DJs round the course to entertain and distract you and plenty of pop-up stalls and eateries to nutrition you before (and after) the race. 

Entry: £25. adidashalf 


Our concern in cycling has surged since London 2012 and in July three hours are given over to celebrating the sport.

On the Saturday in the capital there is FreeCycle which bids all the family the chance to explore London’s car-free streets all day. 

You’ll be able to course up The Mall, through the beating heart of the city, along the Embankment days of old all the top landmarks and around the great parks. 

Free entry On Sunday, Prudential RideLondon starts from the Velodrome at Leader Elizabeth Olympic Park and takes riders out into the Surrey countryside for either a 46 or 100-mile route. 

You’ll a bicycle through Richmond Park before heading out to Weybridge, Forest Conservationist and for the longer ride tackle the challenges that are Leith Hill and Box Hill. 

Welfare places are still available. Entry: £58.


You don’t play a joke on to run 26.2 miles to say you’ve run up The Mall and through the famous gantry. 

This series of household races over one mile will see some of the great Team GB Olympians see if they’ve motionless got it during this great fun day. 

You can walk or jog and at the end you get a goody bag and a medal. 

Entry: eye 11s free; £6 per child; £8 per adult. 


Get the air into your lungs and the blood into your legs during a Three Reach a climaxes Challenge with a combined distance of 26 miles. 

It’s the ultimate mountain object to, hiking the highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland in 24 hours: Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. 

You’ll be master by experienced leaders over a weekend of your choice. 

Starting in Fort William, you’ll be briefed earlier bedding down in a hotel and heading for Ben Nevis at crack of dawn. Then it’s on to the Lake Department for Scafell Pike followed by the daunting finale of Snowdon. 

Maximum Hazard Travel (01768 371289/ From £399, B&B.


Dip into the glorious Serpentine in London’s Hyde Park to really frame a splash by swimming in the same lake that hosted events during the 2012 Olympic Tricks. 

Various races will be held throughout the day, including a mile, half-mile and a two-mile swim, as brim over as paddle boats and games for those who don’t fancy getting wet and entertainment for all the subdivision on the banks. 

Entry: £39.

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