Pedal Paddle Peak | Muscular Dystrophy UK
Fri 30 Jun - Sat 1 Jul 2023 Penrith, Cumbria, UK

Pedal Paddle Peak | Muscular Dystrophy UK

Grab a team mate and head to the Lake District to pedal, paddle, peak and party on this full-day, multi-activity challenge.

  • Fri 30 Jun - Sat 1 Jul 2023
Newbiggin Village Hall, Penrith

Pedal Paddle Peak | Muscular Dystrophy UK



Age 18 & over

  • 15 miles mountain biking
  • 2 miles canoeing
  • 1 mile mountain biking
  • 4 hrs hiking
  • 15 miles mountain biking


Rally together your friends and/or colleagues and put together a team of two OR four to Pedal, Paddle, Peak in the stunning Lake District next summer. This popular challenge event is back for its eighth year!


  • Team multi challenge

    Tackle a range of terrains as you pedal, paddle and peak in the dramatic Lake District.

  • Conquer Helvellyn

    Peak England's second highest mountain and take in beautiful National Park views.

  • Twos or fours

    Ideal for pairs and groups of friends, family and colleagues.

  • local guides

    All equipment and guidance is included along with lunch and a celebratory dinner.

  • Healthy mind and body

    Focus on this challenge to improve overall wellness and reach your potential in 2023.

  • Muscular Dystrophy UK

    The funds you raise will help people with progressive muscle-wasting conditions.

  • Newcomers
  • Teams


  • Wed 28 June - Online event briefing  

    The week of the event, you and your team will attend an online event briefing where you will get a full brief and overview of the event ahead of the day. You'll have the chance to ask any final questions before traveling to the event base.

  • Fri 30 June – Event registration

    The day before the event, you will arrive at the event base in Penrith to check in and register ahead of the event. Here you will get sized up for your bike, receive your event t-shirt and drop your bags off ahead of the next morning.

  • Sat 1 July – Challenge day

    After the epic event there will be a presentation ceremony and a celebratory dinner or barbecue with all other teams. Friends and family are welcome to join in too!

Who is it for?

Colleagues, friends and pairs

This challenge is no walk in the park but it's do-able by anyone who's willing to train for it and who can last for 8-9 hours. See if you've got what it takes...

  • Accommodation
  • Bag storage
  • BBQ
  • Camping
  • Free parking
  • Mountains
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Newbiggin Village Hall
CA11 0HT

  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Mountainous
  • No cut off time
  • Out and back
  • Undulating
  • Water stations

Stage 1 - Pedal 15 miles

Take a scenic tour around Ullswater Lake on mountain bikes with a few small hills but nothing to worry about.

Stage 2 - Paddle 2 miles

Give your legs a rest as you take on a 2 mile paddle on the stunning Ullswater Lake.

Stage 3 - Short pedal

Back on your bikes for a short ride to the start of the hike.

Stage 4 - Peak Helvellyn

Get ready to hike to the top of the second highest mountain in England - the mountain of 'Britain's favourite walk'- Helvellyn! Take in the views and your all-important selfie before a jubilant descent to your final stage.

Stage 5 - Pedal 15 miles

The finish line is in sight! Get your medal then party with everyone at the celebratory meal. After a hot shower, grab a drink at the bar to help you unwind, relax and enjoy the feeling of accomplishment!



  • Public transport links

  • Cake
  • GPS tracking
  • Medal
  • Post-race meal
  • Technical t-shirt


  • Qualified staff support along the route
  • Bikes and helmets (or bring your own)
  • Canoes, paddles and life-jackets
  • Lunch, power snacks and drinks during the challenge
  • Celebratory evening barbecue or buffet
  • First aid support
  • Free parking at event base
  • Free professional images of your day
  • GPS tracking
  • First class fundraising support
  • Official Pedal, Paddle, Peak finisher t-shirt and medal

Not Included

  • Accommodation (recommendations available)
  • Travel to and from the event
  • Meal the evening before your challenge
  • Personal clothing
  • Personal spending money

  • Fundraising incentives
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Muscular Dystrophy UK

Your team's fundraising efforts will support those living with progressive muscle-wasting conditions.

Muscular Dystrophy UK brings together individuals, families and professionals to fight muscle-wasting conditions affecting around 70,000 UK children and adults by providing support and advice to those affected and funding ongoing research.

Of funds you raise £30 could help provide a physio session to a family to learn mobility techniques or £60 could help fund vital research.

  • Age 18 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required
  • 20% discount exclusive to TimeOutdoors with code TIMEOUTDOORS20
  • You will be in teams of 2 or 4 people.
  • Each person in the team will pay the registration fee set out below and will commit to fundraising the minimum sponsorship amount.
  • Each person in the team could have their own online fundraising page or your team could have a combined online fundraising page with a combined target.
  • A team of 2 people would need to fundraise £900.
  • A team of 4 people would need to fundraise £1,800.

Entry fees


Registration fee


Valid to 07/04/2023

Minimum sponsorship


Registration fee


Valid from 08/04/2023

Minimum sponsorship


We entered five teams from McBains Cooper and the camaraderie before, during and after the event created a real buzz within our offices. The event is organised brilliantly, with quality equipment, staffing and venues. The BBQ at the end of the day was the icing on the cake, with a great medal and t-shirt to remember the whole experience for many years to come. The challenge itself is tough but do-able, perfect for a variety of abilities. My advice is to enter!

A fantastic day all round - brilliantly organised. The team-working opportunity the event provides is really worthwhile. I got to know everyone in my team a bit better as a result and we'll always have good memories to share. We enjoyed the experience that much that we're already talking about options for next year! Scott V, 2021 Participant

An amazing day. So well organised and we loved every minute! Paul A, 2021 Participant

Muscular Dystrophy UK - what a fabulous team, what a fabulous event, thank you all so much. We'll be back! Ruth B, 2021 Participant

The event was amazing – in particularly the hike. Fantastic support all round and one of the best experiences of my life! Andrew N, 2021 Participant

An excellent balance of activities that were challenging but not out of reach with training - raising valuable funds for an excellent cause. H Fletcher, 2021 Participant

I loved the challenge with a mix of disciplines & loved that the bike element was split too. The route was a lovely route with fabulous views, a good bunch of people taking part. Would love to do this again and would definitely recommend to anyone as a great day out pushing yourself to do something a little different to most charity events! Thankyou! C.Holliday, 2022 participant

The mix of stages was ideal, giving different challenges throughout the day and somehow making it all seem easier! The sense of achievement at the end was amazing. J.Mulligan, 2022 participant

The whole experience from start to finish was amazing! It was tough but all for a good cause! We had such a brilliant day - we will never forget! S.Levings, 2022 participant

The location was a simply stunning and when you add to that the event itself, the first class organisation, friendly and wonderful people running it all and the overall atmosphere that created, we couldn’t have had a better day. Just amazing - thank you. K.Gregory, 2022 participant

A fantastic challenging day of fun, making new friends and pushing yourself to the finish! B.Hill, 2022 participant

This is a great event that involves lots of different disciplines in one of the most beautiful locations in the country. S.Barnes, 2022 Participant

I love the sense of comradeship amongst my fellow competitors. It was extremely supportive throughout the event and felt good to be part of something so positive and meaningful. P.McGann, 2022 participant

We laughed from start to finish! The event was brilliant, well organised and all staff were very friendly and helpful in the build up and throughout. K.Buckeridge, 2022 participant