Cycle California

Cycle California

Registration fee: £475 Minimum sponsorship: £4,600
21st September 2019 North Amercia

Fancy cycling 400km through the beautiful Golden State to one of the coolest cities on earth? Then Cycle California is the challenge for you! 

Join us as we ride for 5 days from the mountains of Yosemite to the spectacular city of San Francisco.We kick of this epic adventure in the monumental Yosemite National Park, with massive granite peaks, towering forests, roaring waterfalls and sparking lakes and head to the Pacific Coast Road, high above the crashing surf and golden sandy beaches. With a breath-taking finish over the Golden Gate Bridge and a night of partying “San Fran” style! 

The challenge is open to anyone over the age of 18 and takes approximately 8 days to complete. This cycle has been designed to be challenging, you will need to fitness train beforehand. You will be cycling for 5 consecutive days in very hot temperatures, over hilly terrain. The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy this challenge. 


  • Day 1: Depart UK for San Francisco
  • Day 2: Transfer to the camp at Yosemite National Park then explore this beautiful area
  • Day 3: Begin cycling from Yosemite to Turlock Lake, approximately 97km
  • Day 4: Cycle around 113km from Turlock Lake to Camanche Lake
  • Day 5: Camanche Lake to Walnut Grove to Rohnert Park, pedalling around 80km
  • Day 6: Rohnert Park to Olema, a cycle distance of approximately 64km
  • Day 7: Head back to San Francisco, a distance of 58km
  • Day 8: Head to San Francisco Airport for the flight back home
  • Day 9: Return to the UK

There are two different payment options for Cycle California: 

OPTION A – Raising a Minimum Sponsorship

You will be required to pay a registration fee (£475) to Global Adventure Challenges and then raise the minimum sponsorship for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation (£4,600).

80% of the minimum sponsorship must be in the account at least 11 weeks prior to the departure date of the Challenge. All outstanding sponsorship MUST be sent to the Charity within six weeks of completing the Challenge.

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation will be invoiced by Global for the remaining balance of the Challenge 10 weeks prior to departure.

OPTION B – Self-Funding Option

You will be required to send your registration form to Global Adventure Challenges, together with the Registration Fee.

11 weeks prior to departure, an invoice will be sent to you for the cost of the Challenge (£2,300).

Although there is no minimum sponsorship required, you can, if you wish, raise additional funds for RCLCF.

Other Information:

All meals will be provided. All dietary requirements are catered for (please do let GAC know on the registration form).

All main luggage will be transported by support vehicles. You will need a small kit bag to carry items such as water, sunscreen and camera.

Accommodation will be twin sharing in tents apart from days 1, 5 and 7 when you will stay in a hotel with en-suite washing facilities.

Please note there will be a charge for a visa, airport taxes and fuel surcharge.

To register for Cycle California, please click the “Register Now” button. You will then be directed to Global Adventure Challenges official website to pay your registration fee. Don’t forget to select that you are supporting Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation!

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