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Where will your next fundraising challenge take you?

Classic Tours

If you’re looking for inspiration for your next fundraising challenge, our friends at Classic Tours have a few suggestions which are slightly more of the beaten track. You’ll be far away from the modern comforts of daily life but they’ll be unforgettable experiences.

On your bike in Madagasgar

One of their new for challenges for 2014 is a cycle challenge in Madagascar. This 450km charity bike ride will take you from the capital of city of Antananarivo to the coastal town of Mahavelona. You’ll cycle Madagascar and discover highland villages, paddy fields, lush tropical fruit plantations and coastal trails.

Trekking Burma

Trek Burma in February 2014 and while raising money for your chosen charity you’ll discover a land of ancient temples, golden pagodas and magnificent monasteries where monks collect alms each morning. The trek takes place in the Shan Mountains. The cool mountain air, pine forests, beautiful landscape and hill tribe villages make it a perfect area for a charity trek.

Looking for something else?

There are plenty more fundraising adventures available at They’ll sort your travel, accommodation, and guides for the challenge leaving you to focus on the perpetration and fundraising.

Once you’ve picked your adventure don’t forget we’re here to help you reach your target!

NIGHTRIDER™ trailblazes through the moonlit streets of London

The inaugural NIGHTRIDER™ charity challenge took place on Saturday 19 June 2010. A group of 280 cyclists trailblazed a 100km route through the moonlit streets of London. The intrepid riders followed a circular itinerary past over 50 of London’s most famous landmarks. Each participant fundraised for the charity of their choice. While the capital slept over £25,000 was raised for 86 different causes.

The concept of cycling through London by night really captured the imagination of all those who participated in NIGHTRIDER™. Martyn Blackman took part in NIGHTRIDER™ and straight afterwards completed the annual British Heart Foundation London to Brighton ride! He said: “Although London is a city that is very familiar to me, cycling through the empty streets watching the sun rise over the landmarks & bridges of the Thames was a magical & surreal experience, one given the chance I would love to repeat”

NIGHTRIDER™ was conceived and developed by leading charity tour operator Classic Tours. It is now set to become an annual event on the London calendar. Next year’s ride will take place on 9 July 2011. Sir Erich Reich, Managing Director of Classic Tours said: “We are delighted to have come up with yet another innovative way to help many different charities across the UK. We want this unique concept to inspire hundreds more people to raise thousands of pounds for charities and make NIGHTRIDER™ 2011 even bigger”.

Classic Tours has teamed up with on-line fundraising website Virgin Money Giving to help promote NIGHTRIDER™ 2011. Virgin Money Giving is not-for-profit, meaning that more money is able to reach good causes.

To take place in NIGHTRIDER™ 2011 a registration fee of £25 and a minimum sponsorship target of £175 is required. Or participants can pay £74 and raise as much sponsorship as possible for the charity of their choice. On-line bookings can be made via the new NIGHTRIDER™ website from end of July 2010:

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Media Enquiries:
Charles Getliffe, Classic Tours, Tel 020 7619 0066 ext 211,
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Editor’s Notes:
Classic Tours originated the concept of overseas charity challenges. Since 1992 it has inspired over 42,000 people to raise around £60 million after costs. Through its work, Classic Tours has made a difference to 300+ charities from large national organisations to local charitable trusts and the lives and millions of people in need. Visit

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