Over the past ten years, 985 participants have taken on our overseas cycling challenges, across 12 different countries. They have raised more than £3,591,000 to help advance our mission to give everyone the opportunity of a healthy family. You can now also fundraise through trekking too. Choose your challenge and join Team Genesis!

Events 2020 update We are sorry to confirm that due to the current situation with the outbreak of coronavirus, the following events have been postponed or cancelled

  • Nightrider 2020 – cancelled. We hope this challenge will return in 2021 and look forward to sharing more information when we have it.
  • Ultra Challenge Series 2020 – cancelled. These UK trekking challenges will return in 2021 and we look forward to sharing more information when we have it.
  • Cycle London to Paris 2020 – cancelled. The challenge will return in July 2021 and we look forward to sharing more information when we have it.
  • Cycle Northern Vietnam 2020 – we are sorry to confirm that this event will not be happening this year, but we hope this challenge will set off in 2021.
  • Trek the Himalayas 2021 – we are sorry to confirm that this event has been cancelled.

We share your disappointment at this news, but I’m sure you appreciate that this decision will not have been taken lightly by the event organisers and is in line with government and public health body advice. Please bear with us while we consider what this means for all of us at Genesis Research Trust and our supporters. We’re sorry we’re not able to provide further details right now, but we will be in touch with an update as soon as we can via email. We know the current global situation is an uncertain and stressful time for many people. Hopefully this information put together by Mind, regarding self-care whilst in isolation is something you will find helpful. You can continue to support us through organising your own challenge event or through a direct donation. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding and we really appreciate all the efforts you have made so far and we look forward to sharing our 2021 Challenge Events itinerary soon!

Ben Nevis Weekend Trek

24th – 26th April 2020

Peak District Challenge

3rd — 4th July 2021 

Cycle London to Paris

 14th — 18th July 2021 

Yorkshire Challenge 2021

17th – 18th July 2021

Thames Path Challenge 2021

11th — 12th September 2021

Chiltern 50 Challenge

 25th September 2021

2021 Virtual London Marathon

 3rd October 2021

Royal Parks Half Marathon

10th October 2021 

Cycle Northern Vietnam - Women Only

5th — 14th November 2021