Our Instructors are an adventurous bunch which is why we offer an adventure fund for our staff that are looking to live life more adventurously. This year, one of our instructors at Go Ape Bedgebury, Becky Jordan, decided to take on the Enduro World Series.
Here’s what she had to say …
“Following previous funding from the Adventure Fund last year for my Mountain Bike Racing I decided to go all out this year and enter a qualifying round for the Enduro World Series that was being held at Dyfi Forest in Wales on the 20th-21st May.
The Adventure Fund gave me the funds that I needed in order to enter the race and to register with the EWS for the points that I would need to be eligible for the 2018 Enduro World series next year which was the most amazing opportunity.
It is safe to say that it is the hardest event I have ever done in my life. The race route was 52km long with 1800m worth of climbing. Including 5 stages of fast and technical downhill that tested my skills on a bike to the absolute max! With several crashes during practice day on Saturday I was very close to giving up on it all.
I knew how disappointed in myself I would be if I did that. So I got up on the Sunday morning for race day and was at the top of the hill for 09:30am, ready for the race start at 10:00am.
Exactly 5 hours and 7minutes later with 5 clean stage runs under my belt I crossed the finish line in second place in the Senior Women’s category. I cannot tell you how happy and shocked I was all at the same time! Not only did this mean that I had come second place in the Enduro Welsh Open, but I had also qualified for the points that I needed to have the opportunity to enter the Enduro World Series in 2018!
This opportunity would not have been possible without the support of the Adventure Fund to get me to this event and I am extremely grateful to you! Who knows what the next few months will hold but I am well on my way to living the dream!”
Well done Becky an amazing achievement!
Here’s your chance to win a £400 holiday voucher towards a Mark Warner holiday.
Mark Warner holidays offer something to interest everyone: for adults and children alike, they include plenty of activities. Learn to windsurf and sail with free tuition, there’s paddle boarding, kayaking, tennis and biking in the summer and for winter, it’s all about skiing in the beautiful snowy mountains!
Specialising in activity holidays for over 40 years, Mark Warner combine great locations, a friendly environment, award winning childcare, brilliant staff and good company, to provide holiday that is unique.
So whether you are looking to be active on holiday or unashamedly laid back, they have a holiday to match.
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Terms and conditions
£400 voucher cannot be exchanged or redeemed for a cash alternative
Any costs incurred in addition to the prize are at the guests own expense.
Flights and accommodation are subject to availability.
Early booking is recommended.
Daytime childcare is chargeable from age of 4 months – 2 years in the summer, 4months- 12 years in winter
Childcare is subject to availability at time of booking.
Entries close midnight 25th February 2017
Have you entered our competition to win a £4,000 Mark Warner Holiday in Corsica yet?
You only have 3 days left and we wouldn’t want you to miss out on a adventure-crammed holiday of a lifetime!
Four lucky winners can enjoy a whole week of activities including paddle-boarding, kayaking and mountain biking at the San Lucianu Beach Resort, with half board accommodation and British Airways flights from Heathrow.
Want to bring the kids? We have even sorted out free childcare for 2 – 17 year olds. This leaves you free to enjoy all of the activities including tennis, sailing and windsurfing!
We have made it super easy for you to enter…
In 250 characters, all you need to do is inspire others to discover adventure in Great Britain; it could be your latest adventurous discovery on a weekend away, or your first taste of adventure. Why not include a photo or video clip of your ‘WOW’ moment too.
If you’ve got an adventurous story to share – we want to hear about it! Enter now.
Win a holiday for 4 to Corsica worth over £4,000 with Mark Warner
Four lucky people will win a week’s adventure in San Lucianu Beach Resort, Corsica, where you can enjoy all the activities you could ever dream of, including paddle-boarding, mountain biking, kayaking and much much more.
How do I enter?
By simply inspiring others to discover an adventure on your doorstep!
In just 250 characters, we want you to inspire others to discover adventure in Great Britain. You could tell us about your latest adventure discovery or your first adventurous story.
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What else? British Airways flights from Heathrow, transfers, half board accommodation, tennis, fitness programme, sailing and windsurfing with tuition, free childcare for 2-17 year olds (chargeable from 2 months-2 years).
Mark Warner create family-friendly holidays that are wonderful for everyone. They pride themselves in ensuring fun moments and magical memories. Fancy improving your tennis game, sailing for the first time or exploring by mountain bike? Their team of professional instructors are ready to help you try something new.
Looking for inspiration? Discover adventure from the Go Ape Tribe below: