Adventure Challenges


You can raise funds for us and at the same time enjoy the fantastic thrill of a hard physical challenge.

By taking part in one of our UK or overseas challenges you will make a huge difference by helping The OPA to support more patients.

Every single pound you raise goes directly towards helping men and women, young and older, who are having to cope with the devastating effects of oesophageal or gastric cancer.

Check out some of the highlights for 2017 below or take a look at the Global Challenges website for many more adventures here is the UK and abroad.

Trek Fest – the UK’s ultimate trekking challenge returns in 2017

TrekkingTrekFest takes place over two locations, the Brecon Beacons in June and the Peak District in September.

Choose your distance, choose OPA as your charity!

Taking on TrekFest is no mean feat, but the challenge is simple – every trekker aims to complete the 54 mile route within 24 hours, the 29 mile route within 12 hours or the 13 mile route within 6 hours.

TrekFest is tough...there’s no getting away from that fact – but it is achievable, as thousands of trekkers over the last two years will testify to. Yes, it hurts; yes, it will push you; yes, there are moments when you will doubt yourself – BUT, you can and will succeed with the right physical training and mental preparation.

Whether you're a first timer or a hardened TrekFester; whatever your reasons for signing up; whatever you hope to achieve, TrekFest will push you to your limits but prove that anything is possible.

Read more and register on the TrekFest website

London to Paris Tour de France Edition (2017)

CyclingYour Cycle challenge …. 308 miles from Capital to Capital, 4 day bike ride through the beautiful Kent countryside to Dover, before crossing the Channel to Calais. The route takes you along quiet French countryside lanes, through traditional market town with views of the rolling green fields of Northern France, passing war memorials and cemeteries of the Somme. The piece de resistance of this cycle challenge will be the final cycle up the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe, following in the tyre tracks of the cycling greats, before watching them cycle the same route the next day in the finale of the Tour de France!

Read more and register on the Global Adventure Challenges website

Kilimanjaro 2017

KilimanjaroHike to the sky – conquer the 5,895m of Africa’s mightiest mountain! Your trekking challenge is to summit the mighty Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain – a magnet for trekkers and climbers the world over. This challenge trek takes you along the beautiful Machame route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the south, through dense tropical rainforest all the way up to the mighty snow-capped summit at 5,895m for simply breath-taking views. This is a tough but spectacularly rewarding route. On reaching the summit you will feel a sense of overwhelming achievement. A truly unforgettable challenge.

Read more and register at the Global Adventure Challenges website

Unite & Bike Against Cancer - South-West America (2017)

Unite and Bike Against CancerThis cycle ride takes us on an incredible journey, starting at the ancestral lands of the Native American Navajo Nation in the iconic Grand Canyon – one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Cycling through high desert, forested plateaus, canyon rims, historic towns, and unforgettable landmarks we will ride through parts of the famous Route 66 highway, finishing our amazing challenge in the spectacular city of Las Vegas. This incredible challenge allows us to immerse ourselves in the Wild West frontier and dive deep into its past culture to discover the beauty and grandeur the southwestern US is famous for, as well as experiencing the glitz and glamour of the famous Las Vegas strip.

Read more and register at the Global Adventure Challenges website

Let us know when you have decided on your adventure

Whatever you try, your fundraising will make a huge difference and be appreciated enormously!

Let us know when you have decided on your adventure and we will help you to make the most of your fundraising.

Contact us by email: or phone 0121 704 9860.

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