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Thinking about your next fundraising campaign? We’d love to help!

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Fundraising challenges are great for bringing people together to support your charity. We partner with local, regional and national charities and can help you to run a great event that encourages your supporters to get involved, raise funds and promote your vision and values.

Our Challenges

Plus Icon Walking Challenges

No previous experience is necessary for our walking challenges, however, good health and reasonable fitness are essential. We can provide training plans to assist with personal preparation.

Yorkshire Three Peaks

Starting in Horton-in-Ribblesdale at the crack of dawn, participants will navigate 24 miles through the stunning countryside of the Yorkshire Dales to climb Yorkshire’s finest peaks – Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. An ideal walk for small and large groups, it is a fantastic team building exercise and hugely rewarding whether one, two or all three peaks are completed. The aim is to complete all three peaks within 12 hours.

National Three Peaks

Climb the three highest national peaks. Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in England and Ben Nevis in Scotland. Participants can attempt to complete all three peaks within 24-hours, or alternatively complete over a long weekend. This is a testing but hugely popular challenge which requires a high level of fitness and some advanced training in preparation. Sleep deprivation is a factor to consider as this will increase the difficulty. 

Edale Skyline Challenge

This classic Peak District challenge enables challenge participants to ascend several summits on a circular walk surrounding the beautiful Vale of Edale. A challenging route of 21.2 miles with a tough 1,355m (4448ft) of ascent requiring a good level of fitness and lots of determination.

Highlights of this route include Lose Hill, Back Tor, Mam Tor, Rushup Edge, Brown Knoll, Kinder Scout southern edge and Win Hill. The Edale Skyline challenge route takes in the Dark Peak’s highest ridges, trails and summits.

Plus Icon Abseil Challenges

Abseiling is a fantastic challenge suitable for everyone, with no previous experience or skills required. It is an adrenaline fuelled activity involving controlled movement down a rope to descend down a rock face or high building.

A charity abseil is a great way to raise money for charity and can generate between £5,000 and £40,000 per day depending on the number of participants. This challenge is suitable for anyone aged 13+ years regardless of ability.

Our qualified instructors will support and encourage participants as they enjoy the exhilaration of stepping over the edge and leaning back. Everyone will be taught the techniques to control descent safely and all equipment will be provided. 

Carnegie Great Outdoors will provide all the equipment and technical expertise required for the abseil, either at our 100ft Portland Building in Leeds City Centre or at a location of your choice (subject to a risk assessment). At some venues, we will be able to run multiple abseil lines simultaneously, meaning participants can descend together to provide moral support. You can also boost the fun by encouraging everyone to wear fancy dress or promotional costumes.

Plus Icon Cycling Challenges

Experience required.

Coast to Coast – Way of the Roses

Morecambe to Bridlington


Cycle 170 miles from Morecambe on the North West Coast to Bridlington in the East, taking in some of the region’s most breath-taking views and scenery along the way. The Way of the Roses is a special cycle route built to celebrate 15 years of the National Cycle Network and travels through Morecambe, Lancaster, Settle, Cracoe, Pateley Bridge, Ripon, Boroughbridge, York, Pocklington, Driffield and Bridlington.

A challenging route for experienced cyclists consisting of a variety of terrain including traffic free paths, on-road cycle lanes, country lanes and quieter roads. Complete over a day, weekend, or three days.

Coast to Coast – Mountain Bike Route

Whitehaven to Newcastle


Cycle through some of the most dramatic scenery England has to offer on this classic three day mountain bike ride from West to East. Departing from Whitehaven in Cumbria, this challenging route covers 140 miles ending at the North Sea. There are some big technical ascents and descents in the Eden Valley and some fabulous sights to see when cycling through the former mining towns and the Roman Forts of Hadrian’s Wall along the way.


Tour de Yorkshire Ride

The Tour de Yorkshire is an approved international cycle race. The course can now be completed with three distance options to choose from: 25 miles, 50 miles, or 72 miles. Each of the routes feature much of the Tour de Yorkshire route with a number of challenging climbs and spectacular Yorkshire views.


Leaving Roundhay Park in Leeds, participants will climb Pool Bank and head towards Sowerby Bridge at the start of the 72 mile route. They will then join the pro route at Mytholmroyd and go up the 2014 Tour de France King of the Mountains Cote De Oxenhope Moor, which will take you them in the opposite direction.


This is a real test of stamina with over 4 miles of near continuous climbing. The route then progresses through the quaint village of Haworth and over the cobbled stones. This scene is one of the most iconic images of the Tour de France Grand Depart. Riders will then climb 150 metres from Laycock to Sutton-in-Craven, before reaching the villages of Addingham and Ilkley.


Those on the long and medium routes will take on the Cow and Calf climb before the East Chevin Climb, after which all remaining energy will be required to tackle the short but very steep Black Hill Road. The Tour de Yorkshire Ride culminates back at Roundhay Park.

Plus Icon Bespoke Challenges

Our walking, cycling and abseiling challenges are a great way to raise money. However, we recognise that your fundraising event is unique to you, your vision, objectives and supporters. That is why we are open to new ideas to enable you to pick and choose your perfect challenge. 


Have an idea but need help with the finer details? We are experts in outdoor adventure and can consult with you to develop your fundraising challenge. There is no need to worry about the time consuming task of logistics – we will take this off your hands allowing you to focus on marketing the event to your supporters.


The pricing for bespoke fundraising challenges will depend on the location, duration and nature of the challenge. Contact us on 0113 8128627 or carnegiegreatoutdoors@leedsbeckett.ac.uk and we’ll get back to you with a quotation.

Upcoming Fundraising Challenges

Plus Icon Sunday 1st of December - Down the Chimney Abseil in support of Leeds Cares

Youth Hostel Association (YHA)Carnegie Great Outdoors (CGO) have teamed up with Leeds Cares to drop 35 metres "down the chimney" of Leeds Beckett University's Portland Building to help raise money for this great charity.

There’ll be mince pies and refreshments for all those brave enough to face the challenge.

MINIMUM AGE OF 10. Please note if you are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must accompany you to the event.

For a place in this event you will be pledging to raise £150 for Leeds Cares.

If you have any further queries, please call 0113 206 8620 or email fundraising@leeds-cares.org

Click HERE to book your place

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