Invesco Perpetual Lakes Challenge

The Challenge

Date 3–4 September 2016
Location Wasdale Head, the Lake District
Event details

Read the logistical guide

Pre event

  • Teams fundraise £3,000 for the Youth Adventure Trust

Friday 2 September

  • Teams arrive at campsite in Wasdale Head from 4pm
  • Safety briefings and overnight camping

Saturday 3 September

  • 16km hike of the ‘Triple Crown’
  • Overnight camping

Sunday 4 September

  • 45km cycle and 5km canoe
  • Celebratory dinner and awards presentation at the Low Wood Bay Hotel

Monday 5 September

  • Teams depart

Fundraising target This is a fundraising event for the Youth Adventure Trust, a charity devoted to empowering vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to achieve their potential. We’re asking each team to raise £3,000 – the cost of sending one child on the Trust’s 3 year programme. To meet some of the children who have already been helped by the Trust see our charity page.

Day 1 - 3/9/16

Teams will begin the challenge from the campsite at Wasdale Head and embark on a 16km hike of the ‘Triple Crown’, which takes in three of England’s highest mountains: Scafell Pike, Great Gable and Kirk Fell.

Day 2 - 4/9/16

Split in to two parts, teams will begin with a 45km mountain bike to Coniston Water, before swapping their bikes for a canoe to complete a 5km stretch across the lake.


Team scoring

Teams will be awarded points out of 100 for their performance in each element of the Challenge, with the highest scoring team across the four disciplines taking home the Invesco Perpetual Lakes Challenge trophy for 2016.