Invesco Charity Challenge 2021
24 September 2021
This year, let's get back out there and do something amazing for Invesco’s Charity of the Year, CALM (the Campaign Against Living Miserably), and help make sure people in crisis have the support they need.
Connecting Henley and London, Invesco UK employees will embark on a unique 1 day adventure, travelling from Henley along the Thames by canoe, bike and on foot.
Fitness / Medical Requirements
To enter this event you should be in good health and used to regular exercise. You are going to push yourself physically and therefore you should not have any serious medical conditions. If you have any doubt, you should take this event description and make an appointment to discuss with your GP.
When you fill in your registration form (including sections on medical and fitness) - please do ensure that you fill in the form accurately and honestly, this is a very important matter, and we want to ensure you are kept safe and well on the challenge.
Friday, 24th September 2021
• 06:15 - Meet Henley-on-Thames for event briefing
• 07:00 - Set out on canoeing stage (2 or 3 man canoes*)
• 09:15 - Arrive Hurley Lock
• 09:45 - Begin Cycle to Barnes
• 13:45 - Lunch (provided by Adventure Cafe)
• 15:30 - Depart on Foot for Portman square
• 18:00 - ETA for final walker to arrive at Portman Square
*You will receive a briefing and basic instruction in how to pilot your open canoe - it is important you remain with your leader on the water! You will be issued with a buoyancy aid and paddle as well as your canoe - which you will paddle in pairs or trios.
Depart Henley on Thames by canoe
Approximate distance = 9km
Approximate time to complete challenge = 2 hours.
Arrive Hurley Lock or Temple Marina
Depart Hurley Lock or Temple Marina by bike.
Approximate distance = 69km
Approximate time to complete challenge = 5 hours.
Arrive Barnes (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS LONGER THAN PREVIOUS YEARS IF YOU HAVE TAKEN PART BEFORE)
Depart Barnes on foot
Approximate distance = 12km
Approximate time to complete challenge = 3 hours.
Arrive Portman square
Key Safety Instructions
You will be issued with full safety guidance in your joining instructions - but you MUST follow all safety instructions.
Unless otherwise instructed you should remain within visual contact of leaders / support vehicles
You MUST travel in ‘buddy’ groups - to ensure that in case of emergency there is someone present to assist.
Key Kit List for Participation
Outdoors Clothing + Trainers
Lycra / close fitting leggings
Day Rucsack (Small bag) - to carry water bottle +
snacks + waterproof clothing + money / phone etc
Personal phone in plastic bag
Cycling Helmet (please bring if you have your own)
Bike (Mountain Bike / Road Bike / Hybrid are fine)
Cost of Participation
Registration Fee = £60 per person; Fundraising Target = £350
(The Invesco Cares Foundation will match what you raise £ for £)
Bike Hire = £20 (optional)
All event leadership
Canoes, Paddles, Buoyancy Aids
Water and Snacks on board support vehicle
CALM Branded cycling tops
To Register for this Event
- You must be an Invesco employee
Complete this online registration form including payment of £60 to secure your place
Fundraise for CALM to specified target of £350
For any further queries about the challenge please contact: email@example.com; tel: 01823 444246
Adventure Cafe can supply hire bikes from a rate of £20 for the event. This will include a hybrid bike + helmet + spare innertube etc.
Perpetual Park Drive
Registration open from: 06:15:00