What we're about

8th Day Adventure is more than just a meetup group, and as such we have our own website seperate to this with a list of all our events on, so on meetup.com it only lists a few events plus the monthly socials we have - in addition to these we've got something on almost every day!

8th Day Adventure is a sport and adventure club for anyone wanting to make the most of their spare time and meet loads of like-minded people to do cool things with! It's membership-based so there's a great atmosphere within the club, and there's something going on almost every day of the year, ranging from stuff after work during the week like running, climbing, ultimate frisbee, tennis, badminton, fencing, archery or social stuff, to weekends away surfing, mountain biking, canoeing, paragliding, kiteboarding...pretty much anything and everything! We also organise a few activity holidays each year. We've also got a few great discounts with the likes of Ellis Brigham, Cotswold Outdoor, Snow and Rock, Runner's Need, Mark Warner and Virgin Wine. And it's all from just £25 for a whole year!!

You can see a full list of the activities/events coming up on our website www.8thdayadventure.co.uk so check it out and come and join in!

cheers

Ross

Upcoming events (5+)

The Big Club Ski/Board Trip 2019 - Alpe D'Huez

Chalethotel Les Cimes

The flagship event in our calendar is back! And we’re heading to a great resort we’ve not been to for far too long – Alpe D’Huez! It’s a brilliant all-rounder resort, with a fantastic ski area for all levels – lots of nice, easily accessible beginner areas, with the steepest black run in the alps (the infamous ‘Tunnel’ run). the longest black run in the world (The Sarenne) and loads of great intermediate stuff in between. To go with all this there’s now a Folie Douce there, so acres ski is well taken care of, and it’s nestled just above the green runs towards the bottom of the resort, so easily reached at the end of the day. Lots of great bars in the town too make this a perfect 8th Day Adventure resort! As ever it’s the group that makes it, and we’ve got another 60 places held off for now. We usually have people of all ability, and it’s a really inclusive, welcoming and lively atmosphere. PLEASE NOTE - don't be put off by the potential lack of interest in this meetup group. We run this outside of meetup, and have already got 25 people booked on. We’re going with Inghams this year (for the first time), and full details about the hotel and resort can be found on our website. NOTE – as we’re with a new operator we don’t have our usual really long lead times to get deposits in, so we will need these in by the END OF MAY 2018! After this there may still be spaces, but they will be open to all and are unlikely to stick around for long. If you pay a deposit and then can’t go then you will lose that, however we will do our best to help you pass on the place to someone else, so if you’re not sure about committing perhaps this will help give some peace of mind (no guarantees of course, but it’s likely you’d be able to find someone). Cost – £780. (or £760 if booked by 31st May 2018) Deposit – £150 This include; flights, transfers, accommodation and chalet board. OFFER – if you book by the end of May 2018 you will also receive a €50 bar tab there. TO BOOK – please email me if interested. You can see the full details of the trip on our website here: https://8thdayadventure.co.uk/club-event/ski-trip-alpe-dhuez/

The 8th Day UK sport and adventure club Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

Location visible to members

This is a casual night in a bar so you can come along and just find out a bit more about us and what we do and who's involved! You'll be able to see a list of what we've got coming up, ask any questions you've got about the events or the club itself, and meet lots of our other members. Don't take the meetup responses as the only ones, as it's way more than just a meetup group, and typical turnout is 40+, so do come down and see what it's all about!! Cheers Ross 8th Day UK www.8thdayuk.com

Mountain Biking Weekend

Afan Forest Mountain Bike Trails

Afan Forest is home to some of the best trails in the country, including the legendary Wall and White’s Level. It’s not all about the hard stuff though, and there’s some great trails for all levels, including the aptly named Rookie Trail, and then the Penhydd Trail is a great progression on from there. We’ll split into appropriate groups on the day for self-guided riding, as all the trails are well marked and easy to follow. Bike hire is also available from the centres there, and there are cafes too for lunches at the bottom of the trails. We’ll be staying at a nearby outdoor centre (a short drive away) in a recently renovated house in the grounds there. It has 3 doubles, 4 twins, a large dining area with open fire, and the icing on the cake – a hot tub to ease those muscles after a hard day in the saddle! There is also a bar onsite which will do us hot breakfasts on Sat and Sun, and also dinner on Saturday night. So come and join us for what will be a great 2 days cycling and chilling out afterwards with friends old and new. Cost – £185 (to include 2 nights accommodation, 2 breakfasts, one dinner and an 8th Day Host for the duration) Not included – bike hire, travel, dinner on Friday night, lunches. Bike hire is available from £30 per day.

North York Moors - Easter Bank Holiday trip

The Grand Hotel Scarborough

With the north west’s most iconic surf town as our base, right where the stunning North York Moors meets the sea, we’ll explore the best it has to offer, with some great hiking and then optional mountain biking, surfing, high ropes, horse riding and SUP. From gorgeous river valleys (the Esk and the Derwent), to stunning heather moorland and the famous Wainstones, there are some of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes to explore by foot, bike or paddle, so come and join us for the usual fun and games over this 4 day break. The itinerary is as follows: Day 1 – a full day’s guided hike on the Moors (included in the price) Day 2 – AM – Mountain biking on the reknowned trails at Dalby Forest (additional £25-35 for bike hire). There are trails of various difficulty and suitable for all levels, so if you’re looking for a challenge and a thrill, or just want to give it a go and see what it’s all about, then there’ll be something here for you. You can check out the details of the trails here – https://www.forestryengland.uk/dalby-forest/cycling-and-mountain-biking-trails Day 2 – PM – Surfing (hire available locally) Day 2 – alternatively the host will be able to suggest some additional local hikes Day 3 AM – SUP (paddleboarding) – a short drive away near Whitby is the lovely River Esk, which we would paddle up from Whitby Harbour. No experience necessary – £40pp extra Day 3 PM – Bushcraft skills – also near Whitby. Covers Shelter building, water collection, filtration and purification, navigation, environment specific survival skills (dependant on session location and environmental conditions) – Cost – £35pp extra Day 3 – if you don’t wish to do either of the activities above there will be other options available locally, including hiking or more biking. Day 4 – AM – hiking, led by the Club Host Day 4 PM – lunch at a local pub and then home! We’ll be staying in a hotel on a twin share basis, with 15 rooms currently reserved, so book in quick to confirm your spot! Cost – £199, to include 4 nights b&b accommodation, 2 dinners at the hotel, a guided hike all day on the Friday, and a club Host for the duration of the weekend. TO BOOK – please register interest above and we’ll be in touch regarding payment information. Travel – we do encourage you to drive if you have a car, as many of the activities will involve a short drive so it helps to have enough cars there to get the group around! For those without cars please let us know and we’ll put everyone in touch nearer the time so drivers can also fill up spaces in their car and share the petrol costs etc. Alternatively trains do go from London Kings Cross to Scarborough, and take about 3 hours.

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