Escapes in the city - by day or night

Escapes in the city - by day or night

This week we're looking at things from a different perspective - the best events, challenges and trips you can do in an urban environment.

Discover our great cities from unexpected angles - from rowing down the River Thames to abseiling in Manchester or cycling in traffic-free Birmingham for a day.

And with over 5,000 local runs, rides and walks, there's bound to be something right on your doorstep - or, if you want to explore further afield, we've got hundreds of ideas for easy-to-reach European city breaks.

This week's features...

Traffic-free Velo Birmingham!
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Traffic-free Velo Birmingham!

24th Sept - free goody bag + event photos

Sign up for free and join 15,000 others in this new closed roads sportive.

We're all going to Wembley!
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We're all going to Wembley!

14th May - entries £14-£16

Friendly multi-terrain runs, from 1K to 10K, plus training before and BBQ + music afterwards.

Discover your city
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Discover your city

16th July - 10km, sign up for £15

Unearth London's hidden gems on this fun Poppy Walk - children 12 and under go free!

Push your boundaries
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Push your boundaries

The UK's leading altitude training facility

Prepare for altitude on a classic overseas trek - from right in the heart of the city.

Get ready for the urban jungle
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Get ready for the urban jungle

Take on everything from barbed wire to fire!

Urban obstacle course events are all the rage - here's how to tackle a Spartan Race.

Walk Glasgow by night
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Walk Glasgow by night

17th June - sign up for £15

Explore and see Glasgow's landmarks in a new light on a 5, 10 or 20-mile night-time walk.

Light up the night!
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Light up the night!

Friday 30th June - 5 or 9 miles

Get together with friends, family & colleagues and join 1500 others dressed in pink on this special women-only Midnight Walk in Harrow.

Closed roads, entries still open
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Closed roads, entries still open

30th July - sign up now for just £30

Traffic-free throughout and popular climbs like Box Hill - RideLondon100 has it all.

A great night out in London
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A great night out in London

10th June - 50km and 100km options

This iconic charity night ride is a unique way to explore the capital's famous landmarks.

Run to the rhythm!
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Run to the rhythm!

30th April - electric party atmosphere

If music is your motivator, the Great Birmingham 10K is the perfect event for you.