Explore the Beautiful South

Escape the City!

London is one of the world’s most vibrant capitals. But it’s also one of the most crowded cities in the west where the hectic pace of life can make you crave an escape into the great outdoors.

Whether you’re into walking, running or cycling, the options for getting active outdoors in southeastern England are endless: from short, scenic hikes through ancient woodland, challenging cycle sportives featuring some genuinely tough climbs to triathlons, 5K and 10K runs, there is plenty on offer pretty much every weekend throughout the year.

So after a tough week in the office, it’s easy to hop on to a train and be striding out through the woods, riding through some of the highest hills in southern England or taking your place on the start line for a big race or charity challenge.

This week's features...

Jurassic Coast Challenge
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Jurassic Coast Challenge

England’s first Natural World Heritage Site

Leave footprints alongside those left by dinosaurs as you trek along the most geographically diverse coastline in the world.

Cycle from the city
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Cycle from the city

100 or 46 miles - 30 July

Cycle safely around the capital and into the scenic Surrey countryside on closed-roads as part of the world’s greatest festival of cycling. 

Bournemouth Pier to Pier
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Bournemouth Pier to Pier

Take the plunge for BHF

Take to the water and swim in the sea from Bournemouth Pier to Boscombe Pier with the British Heart Foundation.

Cycle Sussex with Davina McCall
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Cycle Sussex with Davina McCall

21, 40 or 68 miles - 25 June

Smile! Snap a selfie with Davina before cycling a choice of three distances through the stunning scenery of the Sussex countryside. 

WIN a Petzl Tikkina head torch
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WIN a Petzl Tikkina head torch

Light up your night time training regime!

A headtorch like Petzl's Tikkina is an essential piece of kit for night time activities outdoors. We have FIVE to give away this month

Let's hear it for the girls!
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Let's hear it for the girls!

Tackle your first Triathlon

Step up to tackle your first Triathlon in a supportive all-female environment in the opulent Olympic setting of Eton Dorney.

Glow the extra mile
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Glow the extra mile

Night of Neon - 21 October

Dig out your glow sticks, pull on your neon leg warmers and light up the night at Salford Quays in support of The Christie.

Mud, mud, glorious mud!
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Mud, mud, glorious mud!

Southborough - 3 June

The whole family can have fun at the Mini Military Mud Run, officially the UK's largest mini mud run event!