Cross Norway Cycle Challenge


Each year, we invite a number of our supporters to join us on the adventure of a lifetime to help raise funds for The Message Trust.

After raising over £500,000 from challenges across South Africa (2016), Israel (2017) and Canada (2019) we’re going again with eight days of cycling through the Norwegian fjords.

The route begins at the world heritage coastal town of Bergen and passes through the stunning Scandinavian mountains before finishing on what’s often referred to as the world’s best piece of tarmac – the Atlantic Road. Places on the team, led by our CEO and founder Andy Hawthorne, are strictly limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fundraising


The Message Trust is a worldwide movement with a passion to share the good news of Jesus Christ with the hardest-to-reach through creative mission, community transformation and Christ-centred enterprise.

Achieving our goal of raising over £200,000 would enable us to:

• Set up eight new Eden teams
• Set up a new prisons team
• Launch a new enterprise to employ ex-offenders
• Launch a new international Message hub

Trip details


Trip dates: Summer 2021
Cycling duration: Eight days
Start: Bergen
Finish: The Atlantic Road, Averøy
Length: 925km
Incline: 12,000m
Team members: Maximum 15 people
Total fundraising target: £200,000

Sponsor the Team


Corporate Sponsorship

Every year we have a number of businesses who we proudly promote through our corporate sponsorship incentives.
Email [email protected] to be request a pack with more information.

Past Challenges


2019 Cross Canada Cycle Challenge

Peyto Lake to Vancouver

Duration: 8 days
Length: 913km
Longest day: 157km
Avg. distance: 114km
Total incline: 10,150m
Start altitude: 2,100m
Finish altitude: 5m
Riders: 18
Total raised: £193,000

2017 Red to Dead Cycle Challenge

Red Sea to Dead Sea

Duration: 9 days
Length: 900km
Longest day: 180km
Avg. distance: 114km
Total incline: 7,950m
Start altitude: 0m
Finish altitude: -400m
Riders: 13
Total raised: £175,000

2016 South Africa Cycle Challenge

Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

Duration: 8 days
Length: 866km
Longest day: 139km
Avg. distance: 108km
Total incline: 7,500m
Start altitude: 50m
Finish altitude: 5m
Riders: 13
Total raised: £191,000

2015 Cross India Cycle Challenge

Mumbai to Bay of Bengal

Duration: 10 days
Length: 1,070km
Longest day: 174km
Avg. distance: 4,750m
Total incline: 4,750m
Start altitude: 0m
Finish altitude: 0m
Riders: 10
Total raised: £44,000