Not long now until registrations open for 2013.
We are carrying out some work on the registration process this month to make it easier to sign up online.
In the meantime, please remember the route is only available on the day itself. Over 80 cyclists used the private part of the route on the weekend 27/28th October last year. The Farmers were not happy. It is their livelihood that is at risk. We need their goodwill to continue. Please don't cycle the private parts of the route and encourage the others not to as well.
We are working hard to catalogue all the photographs and videos you have previously sent us. Rather than try and host and manage all your amazing photos on here we are moving the galleries onto our new Facebook page. Tag and share them or upload your own.
NEW - you can cycle the route in advance - almost! We have put together the closest thing there is to the actual route while not crossing any private land - see the Facebook page for more info. Don't forget - this year we will be offering a Go-Pro Hero 2 for the best video that captures the spirit of the day.
Every year we need your help. From baking flapjacks to marshalling there is a job that you can help with. More than 100 people are needed on the day and everyone is welcome to help. We are fully insured and you will be given a dedicated contact for whatever role you are interested in.
Let us know if you can help!
We rely on sponsors for their time and help. From signs to prizes and much more, it's these companies that help make it happen. This year we have sponsorship from Sshockwave Bikes, Cyclesports, Glorious Foods, We Love Puds and Company Check
If you would like to sponsor us, please email
Kinder is the charitable fund supporting the work of the Children's Renal and Urology Unit, based at Nottingham Children's Hospital at the QMC. The unit provides treatment, including dialysis and kidney transplantation, for children with kidney disease from the East Midlands, South Yorkshire and the East of England.
Children with kidney disease need a significant amount of treatment which can affect all parts of their lives, for example, activities, holidays, diet, and education. This has a lifelong impact on both the child and their families.
Kinder provides support in many ways including practical support for children and their families, developing information booklets for parents and children, training for staff and research into the causes and treatment for children with kidney disease. Much of the work of Kinder is about helping children with kidney disease to have as normal a family life as possible and we value your support in that!
Redmile School sits unassuming in the small village of Redmile, located in the Vale of Belvoir, and in the shadow of Belvoir Castle, the seat of the Duke of Rutland. With only 60 pupils, organizing and hosting such a successful event like the Viking Challenge is no small feat and something that the staff, children and parents are immensely proud of. The Viking Challenge makes a big impact.
In 1995 the staff and parents of Redmile CofE School decided that it would be more effective to organise one big fund raising event than having lots of small one’s across the school year (as is typical in many schools).
So a parent came up with the idea of using the local section of the Viking Way, an ancient track-way originally linking Newark and Stamford, in a cycling event as a means of raising much-needed funds. The first event was organized with 98 cyclists completing the circuit, raising £580 – and so The Viking Challenge was born. However no one could have guessed then just how big it would get and that it would still be here 14 years later.
We still have all the old results data form previous years and are working over the summer to get all this information online again here on this website and in a special section on the new Facebook page.
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