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“Nothing could compare to trekking the Sahara. Trek it, and you'd agree. The people, the places, the experiences, the service, the whole time was amazing. I would recommend anyone to go and do it. Thank you for such an amazing time.”
“From the time I signed up to do the Cycle in Vietnam, right through to my return flight home, I can't praise them enough. All through the trip we had much needed support, both medically and morally, and thankfully, we needed the latter more than the other. Everything had been thought about, all the stops were well planned and each days' itinerary was achievable. It wasn't easy, but then it's not called a CHALLENGE for nothing! The support was very involved with training tips, pre-challenge diet tips, packing lists, pre-trip medical advise and a great information seminar which was very useful. The operators sadly cannot take responsibility for a numb bum, so make sure you've got good cycle shorts!!! I met some fantastic people on the trip and have regular catch ups since we've been back”
“Having initially done the Peru Inca Challenge, the bug certainly had bitten and I next found myself cycling around Vietnam..... followed later this year by the glaciers and volcanoes of Iceland. What makes me keep signing up for this madness? Not only is it an amazing opportunity to see some spectacular parts of the world and meet some incredible people along the way, it's also a brilliant opportunity to raise money for your chosen charity. I would encourage anyone who might be considering signing up for one of the challenges - do it.....you certainly won't regret it!”
“I find myself often thinking very fondly of our wonderful time in Vietnam - the sights, the sounds, the smells as you pedal along, past laughing waving children, chickens in the dust, and the soaring impossible hills and wide rice terraces. It has to be the only way to explore a new country - faster than walking, but so much more accessible and real than a car or a bus. Don't hesitate - sign up and have the time of your life!”
“I did a tandem parachute jump last weekend and just wanted to thank everyone involved, particularly my instructor Al. It was the most incredible and exhilirating experience I've ever had and can't wait to do it again!! I'm still scared of heights but I found that so was my instructor and he's done over 1000 jumps! If anyone out there would love to do a jump but their fear of heights is putting them off I can assure them they would absolutely love it, go for it (and this this comes from a woman who can't change a lightbulb)!!!!”
Gemma de Ville
“Trekking in Peru was one of those trips I'd always dreamed about yet never thought I would do, being able to fulfill an ambition and raise money for charity made achieving the dream all the more special.”
“I completed a 10,000 ft tandem skydive on Saturday 8th April at Swindon airfield. The whole experience was just amazing - I haven't stopped smiling yet! This has to go down as the most exhilarating and exciting thing I've ever done - I can't wait to do it again. I was so nervous but the staff and instructors at the airfield were FANTASTIC - so a big thank you to them all.”
“Thank you so much for the best time in my life and I am planning to come back to do it again some time soon”
“Me and a bunch of mates recently went on a rafting day in Scotland and it was one of the best experiences ever. We did get a bit wet but that was mostly down to one of our team members having an ‘over-enthusiastic’ paddling technique! Great day out – I would recommend it for anybody looking to have a laugh with a group of friends”
“I completed my jump yesterday at Cirencester, it was the most exhilarating experience I have ever had, and I'm now giving careful thought to doing an AFF course - I'd recommend a tandem jump to anyone, and the staff at the airfield were excellent!”