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Escape Your Everyday and get active outdoors!

Do you sit at your desk or when you're commuting wishing this year you could escape the boring mundane and get away on a weekend or holiday that would be filled with fun, adventure and try something new with like minded enthusiasts? Have you always wanted to try different sporting activities without having to join a specific club or join in on a challenge with a group of like-minded enthusiasts? Who we are?

We've been organising club trips, challenges and events for a number of years. We realised that everyone who enjoys being active outdoors has an interest in trying different sports but not necessarily wanting to compete at any club or competition level. We finally decided to put together a group with a focus on trying different outdoor activities along with some trips and challenges that are fun, exciting and above all else, suitable for any age group or ability. We will be organising a range of taster events from single days and weekends throughout the year for anyone to come along and try a new outdoor activity. This will give you an insight into to what it will be like to come along on one of our Escape Your Everyday trips and challenges.

What do we do?

We organise a wide variety of weekend activities for everyone to join in, such as trail walking, hiking, climbing road cycling and off road biking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, paddling on the Thames - plus much more. We also organise adventures and challenges not just in the UK but all over Europe, catering for all abilities. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never hiked, biked, paddled or skied before, we can accommodate you as long as you have a basic level of fitness and a desire to get outdoors. Our Activity Leaders are highly experienced and will be on hand to advise and support you throughout the event and to ensure your activity experience with us is a smooth one. 

How regularly do you meet? 

We running events and trips throughout the year, choosing the right locations based on the weather conditions, no mountain climbing in winter! Even when the weather is too bad to really enjoy the outdoors, there's always a pub to hike or bike to for a meal and social gathering and an opportunity for you to meet other enthusiasts or speak to our group leaders. The starting point for most activities is normally from central Reading to ensure we can arrange enough transportation for anyone travelling by train and we are becoming one of the fastest growing outdoor activities clubs serving the Thames Valley, London and the South. 

Why we do it? 

Finding the motivation to get outdoors on your own every week is not always easy and often it's hard to find friends or are able to join in. By setting up this group, we have created an active outdoors social club of like minded individuals. We’re passionate about getting outdoor, being active and trying new challenges and we want to create the largest outdoors social group in the area. We have spent a lot of time planning some really exciting challenges for our members, such as the Three Peaks Challenge, London to Paris Off Road Bike ride, Coast to Coast Hike and Bike, Cycling Mount Ventoux and Provence, Paddle the Thames and the river Severn, Hiking in the French Alps. We’re confident you’ll find our challenge trips fun and above all an amazing social experience where you’ll meet new friends.

"Don't limit your challenges - challenge your limits"

We're 2,800 Escapees

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016 6:30 PM

    Cycle Evening -2 hr off road bike ride along towpaths and tracks

    6 Escapees attending
  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 10:00 AM

    Social ride along towpaths and tracks near Reading

    1 Escapees attending
  • Sunday, December 11, 2016 11:00 AM

    London German Christmas Markets [6 Miles]

    33 Escapees attending
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016 6:30 PM

    Cycle Evening -2 hr off road bike ride along towpaths and tracks

    1 Escapees attending
  • Saturday, December 17, 2016 10:00 AM

    Social ride along towpaths and tracks near Reading

    1 Escapees attending
  • Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:30 AM

    Ewelme 10K Circular Hike

    32 Escapees attending
  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016 6:30 PM

    Cycle Evening -2 hr off road bike ride along towpaths and tracks

    1 Escapees attending
  • Saturday, December 24, 2016 10:00 AM

    Social ride along towpaths and tracks near Reading

    1 Escapees attending
  • Tuesday, December 27, 2016 11:00 AM

    Hike - 10.5 miles ( 17 km ) Pangbourne circular

    8 Escapees attending
  • Tuesday, December 27, 2016 6:30 PM

    Cycle Evening -2 hr off road bike ride along towpaths and tracks

    1 Escapees attending
  • Thursday, December 29, 2016 4:00 PM

    New Year Eve Party and 4 day Hiking trip in the Lake District

    62 Escapees attending
  • Saturday, December 31, 2016 10:00 AM

    Social ride along towpaths and tracks near Reading

    1 Escapees attending
  • Tuesday, January 3, 2017 6:30 PM

    Cycle Evening -2 hr off road bike ride along towpaths and tracks

    1 Escapees attending
  • Saturday, January 7, 2017 10:00 AM

    Social ride along towpaths and tracks near Reading

    1 Escapees attending
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017 6:30 PM

    Cycle Evening -2 hr off road bike ride along towpaths and tracks

    1 Escapees attending
  • Friday, January 13, 2017 7:00 PM

    Social night out - Six-Course Tasting Meal @ The Kitchen

    15 Escapees attending
  • Saturday, January 14, 2017 10:00 AM

    Social ride along towpaths and tracks near Reading

    1 Escapees attending
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017 6:30 PM

    Cycle Evening -2 hr off road bike ride along towpaths and tracks

    1 Escapees attending
  • Saturday, January 21, 2017 10:00 AM

    Social ride along towpaths and tracks near Reading

    1 Escapees attending
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017 6:30 PM

    Cycle Evening -2 hr off road bike ride along towpaths and tracks

    1 Escapees attending
 
Founded Feb 6, 2014

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Malcolm
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