2022 is our 15th anniversary year, and to celebrate we're bringing HIPZ supporters together to take on a unique challenge in the beautiful Cotswolds.

The Challenge

HIPZ Conquers the Cotswolds will start and finish in Oxford and will take place over two days - Saturday 17th September and Sunday 18th September 2022. 

You can choose to take part in the trek or bike ride. The trek group will walk a marathon over the weekend - 26 miles, split over two days. The cyclists will be able to choose whether to take on a 100 mile or 160 mile route - but you don't need to decide just yet. Both groups will start and finish together and we'll stay in University Halls of Residence in Oxford in single (or double for couples) en-suite rooms. We'll go out for dinner together on the Saturday night, and will reunite for a celebratory bite to eat on the Sunday afternoon before heading home to rest up. 

There are two ways to register. You can either pay the full event cost of £350 and fundraise £500, or you can pay £150 to register and fundraise £700. The cost covers the guides, prepartion and training advice, all food throughout the event including dinner on Saturday night and accommodation. You'll get a lovely t-shirt or cycling jersey, and best of all you'll be making a huge difference to our work in Zanzibar. 

We can't wait to get you all together for a fun, challenging and rewarding weekend in the Cotswolds!

Rough Itinerary (subject to small changes)

Saturday 17th September

  • 9.00: Meet in Oxford at agreed location for briefing (TBC - we will coordinate logistics for people driving or coming by public transport)
  • 10.00: Depart on day one of challenge (13 mile trek, 50 mile or 80 mile bike ride)
  • 17:00: Finish for the day
  • 18:30: HIPZ Conquers the Cotswold Dinner 

Sunday 18th September

  • 8:00: Breakfast
  • 9:00: Depart on day two of challenge (13 mile trek, 50 mile or 80 mile bike ride)
  • 16:00: Reach the finish line! Celebratory food and drink
  • 17:00: Depart

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