Global Health Challenges 2016
The International Department hosted two successful challenge events in 2016; London to Paris Tour de France Cycle Ride and the Sahara Desert Trek (22-29 October 2016).
London to Paris Bike Ride
- The first challenge of 2016 was organised in collaboration with Global Adventure Challenges. This 4 day cycle challenge covered 299 miles and took members through the beautiful Kent countryside to Dover, before crossing the Channel to Calais. The grand finale of this challenge was the final cycle up the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe, following in the tyre tracks of the cycling greats, before watching the finale of the Tour de France.
Sahara Desert Trek
This eight day trip took members through the vast desert and sand dunes of the Sahara Desert. With a team of local Berber guides and some camels (as well as a 4x4 support vehicle) members trekked each day through the dunes and camped each night under the stars in the Moroccan wilds. At the end of the challenge members had the chance to take in the markets, palaces and gardens of the city, before enjoying a big celebratory meal next to the main square.
The challenge was run by World Expeditions, who have experience of working with other medical royal colleges.
Find out more about our 2016 fundraisers