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9 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Tackle the world's ultimate challenges
 
There's never been a better time for us mere mortals to embark upon the adventure of a lifetime.

It could be something close to home, like the spectacularly successful RideLondon Festival, where cyclists of all abilities can follow in the tyre tracks of the pros on closed roads around the capital.

Or it could be a challenge that takes place on the other side of the world, like this fabulous mountain bike ride from Vietnam to Cambodia to admire the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor Wat.

Maybe it's something truly pioneering, like this amazing trek through the fjords of the Arabian Peninsula in Oman or clocking up some big mountain miles on two wheels in the uplands of Ethiopia.

And for those looking for something seriously challenging: how about a free shot at qualifying for the IRONMAN World Championships in 2018 or take on the Med on an ocean row from Ibiza to Barcelona?

For most of us, the next challenge will lie somewhere between these extremes - which is absolutely fine, because we've got hundreds of ideas to inspire you across the site.

There's only one thing worse than failing to achieve your goals: failing to set any in the first place...
 
 
 
 
Munich to Milan via the Stelvio!
 
Munich to Milan via the Stelvio!
 
An unforgettable five-day ride which features the bucket list climb of the Stelvio Pass.
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The ultimate endurance trek?
 
The ultimate endurance trek?
 
The Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal - 1,700km long, 152 continuous days. Are you up for it?
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Bristol to Cambridge in two days
 
Bristol to Cambridge in two days
 
Ride through three great cycling cities in a brand new sportive. 100- or 200-mile options.
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Free entry to IRONMAN UK
 
Free entry to IRONMAN UK
 
Test yourself to the limit and reclaim your entry fee by joining #TeamMacmillan.
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An epic tour of Ethiopia
 
An epic tour of Ethiopia
 
Take part in one of the first-ever organised road cycling holidays to spectacular Ethiopia.
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Take on the Med!
 
Take on the Med!
 
200 mile ocean row from Ibiza to Barcelona over 3 days. No experience required.
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Cycle from Vietnam to Cambodia
 
Cycle from Vietnam to Cambodia
 
A mountain bike adventure from Ho Chi Minh City to the Royal Temples of Angkor Wat.
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Trek the fjords of Arabia
 
Trek the fjords of Arabia
 
Follow ancient paths through canyons, fjords, abandoned villages and coastal mountains.
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Greatest charity ride on earth?
 
Greatest charity ride on earth?
 
Breeze along on traffic-free roads around London in the tyre tracks of the pros.
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From forest to freezer
 
From forest to freezer
 
Experience rainforest, alpine desert and arctic conditions en route to the Roof of Africa.
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An 'oarsome' adventure
 
An 'oarsome' adventure
 
Get a new perspective on London on this challenging 50km row along the Thames.
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My Goal: Brutal but beautiful
 
My Goal: Brutal but beautiful
 
At 116km with more than 8000M of ascent - this Alpine Ultra will be a real test!
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Ultimate challenges
 
Push the boundaries with one of these long-distance challenges...
 
 
  Jump for Freedom  
Jump for Freedom
 
Skydiving - UK wide, UK - 10000 feet . Sign up for £70.
 
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  The Husky Trail Lapland  
The Husky Trail Lapland
 
Dog sledding - Tromso, Norway - 8 days . Sign up for £449.
 
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  Cycle Ventoux 3  
Cycle Ventoux 3
 
Road cycling - Mont Ventoux, Provence, France - 4 days on 01 Jun 2017. Sign up for £150.
 
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  Snowdon Trek & Europe's Longest & Fastest Zip Wire!  
Snowdon Trek & Europe's Longest & Fastest Zip Wire!
 
Hill walking - Llanberis, Snowdonia, UK - 6 hours on 09 Jun 2017. Sign up for £100.
 
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  Deloitte Ride Across Britain  
Deloitte Ride Across Britain
 
Road cycling - Land’s End to John O'Groats, UK - 9 days on 09 Sep 2017. Sign up for £449.
 
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  The Lullaby Trust Kilimanjaro Trek  
The Lullaby Trust Kilimanjaro Trek
 
Trekking - Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania - 10 days on 15 Sep 2017. Sign up for £449.
 
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  Milan to Monaco Cycle  
Milan to Monaco Cycle
 
Road cycling - Milan to Monaco, Monaco - 5 days on 20 Sep 2017. Sign up for £125.
 
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  Great Wall of China Trek  
Great Wall of China Trek
 
Trekking - North of Beijing, China - 10 days on 13 Oct 2018. Sign up for £299.
 
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None of these take your fancy?
 
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Go further afield
 
From testing European sportives to whitewater rafting in Peru, what fires your imagination?
 
 
  Il Lombardia (Granfondo Don Guanella) 2017  
Il Lombardia (Granfondo Don Guanella) 2017
 
Road cycling in Italian Lakes, Italy - 4 days from £388 with Sportive Breaks
 
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  La Marmotte Pyrenees 2017  
La Marmotte Pyrenees 2017
 
Road cycling in French Pyrenees, France - 4 days from £525 with Stuart Hall Cycling
 
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  Mallorca Island Tour - 350km in 5 days  
Mallorca Island Tour - 350km in 5 days
 
Road cycling in Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain - 5 days from €475 with Mallorca Cycling Holidays
 
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  The Tambopata River - Peru Rafting Adventure  
The Tambopata River - Peru Rafting Adventure
 
Rafting in The Tambopata River, Peru - 9 days from £1995 with Water by Nature
 
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  Red Peak Pass Loop  
Red Peak Pass Loop
 
Trekking in Yosemite National Park, California, United States - 6 days from $1375 with Wildland Trekking
 
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None of these take your fancy?
 
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Endurance events
 
Double marathons to long-distance swims, how far can you go in 2017?
 
 
 
Cycling
 
Sunday 7 May 2017
Pearson's Brighton & Back Sportive
Sutton, Surrey, UK
 
Road cycling 150 km Road cycling 70 km  
 
 
 
 
 
Running
 
Saturday 10 June 2017 07.00 AM
HEINEKEN Race To The Tower
Gloucestershire, UK
 
Multi terrain running 85 km Walking  
 
 
 
 
 
Adventure racing
 
Saturday 17 June 2017
The 40th Three Peaks Yacht Race
Barmouth, Wales - Gwynedd, UK
 
Yacht sailing 389 miles Fell running 73 miles Road cycling 30 miles
 
 
 
 
 
Triathlon
 
Sunday 9 July 2017 08.00 AM
Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle
Hever, Kent, UK
 
Triathlon 1 days    
 
 
 
 
 
Watersports
 
Saturday 26 August 2017 08.00 AM
Great Scottish Swim
Trossachs National; Park, Scotland - Dunbartonshire, UK
 
Swimming 1 miles Swimming 0.5 miles Swimming 2 miles
 
 
 
 
 
Running
 
Wednesday 6 September 2017 06.00 AM
Ultra Tour Monte Rosa
Cervinia, Italian Alps, Italy
 
Trail running 116 km Trail running 170 km  
 
 
 
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