New Year New Challenges

Ever thought about combining a road trip adventure with your New Year fitness goal? 2022 is the year to compete, eat, sleep, repeat!

Happy New Year

It’s the start of a new year and if you’re anything like us, you’ll be mulling over how to make sure 2022 is an awesome year. For some, there’ll be big adventure plans on the horizon, and for others, fitness goals will be set. 

But what if we told you you could combine a holiday with family or friends alongside competing in a sporting challenge- would you believe us?

Well in just five easy steps, you can!

Fancy a running, cycling or swimming challenge?

Here at Calico Campers, we’ve put together a list of the top ten outdoor running, swimming and cycling competitions, and events happening in the next twelve months to inspire you into signing up to a challenge this year. 

Some of them are grueling competitions that can be completed solo or in a team, and some of them are much shorter distances. All will require a focussed mind set and training plan to make sure you cross that finish line. 

The best bit is, most of the events we have suggested also incorporate family fun days, spectator entertainment and races that the kids can participate in as well. 

Compete, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

Our research into the top ten outdoor running, swimming and cycling competitions in 2022 also incorporates hiring a campervan as well. 

Most of our suggested events are taking place in some stunning locations; The Lake District National Park, Yorkshire, Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire, Northumbria, Scotland, the Peak District and Bournemouth, to name a few. 

And guess what all of these locations have in common? They’re perfect for a campervan holiday too! 

Picture this…

You’ve just completed running a half marathon in Cardiff

You cross the finish line and your proud partner and excited kids are there to revel in your achievement. Together you enjoy the rest of the race event family-friendly entertainment, then head back to your local campsite where your 4-berth, heated, cosy campervan is waiting for you. The convenience of having a home on wheels to enjoy immediately after you finish your race only costs £160 for the family for two nights. Not bad eh?

If a cycling sportive is more your bag, we’ve recommended some truly stunning competitions to get involved in. From the UK Ultimate Cycle Sportive to the Peaks Tour, with a Fred Whitton Challenge thrown in for those crazy enough to take it on. 

Hiring a campervan from Calico Campers to take to your cycling sportive is a no-brainer. Our four-berth campervan ‘DANI’ comes with a Thule two-bike rack as standard. 

Better still, our external power shower is perfect to rinse off muddy riders and muddy bikes before you put the kettle on or crack open a beer, rest your legs and enjoy the stunning location you’re in.

How does it work?

It’s super easy because here at Calico Campers, we’ve done all the hard work for you. You can set yourself a new year fitness challenge and enjoy a road trip adventure at the same time in just five easy steps…

  1. Pick which competition you want to participate in from our list of campervan hire for events
  2. Each event outlines how much it is to hire our campervan for that particular event 
  3. Click the BOOK NOW button to make sure our campervan is still available (don’t miss out!) 
  4. Secure your campervan hire with just a 10% deposit 
  5. Sign-up to your chosen sport challenge and get training!

Campervan hire for other events

We’ve focussed on outdoor running, cycling and swimming events so far, but that’s not to say that you can’t hire our campervan for other racing or competitive events happening in the UK this year. 

Our campervan ‘DANI’ has already been taken to Oulton Park for a racing track event in December 2021, and it’s going back in February. 

Perhaps you fancy hiking to the top of Ben Nevis this year? Or taking on the Three Peaks challenge? Maybe you’re going to raise money for a worthy cause and climb Snowdon? It goes without saying that hiking and a campervan adventure go hand in hand, so why not book our campervan for your convenience and enjoyment. 

Whatever your fitness goal for 2022, and whatever challenge you decide to take on, remember that you can combine your competition with a campervan adventure as well. Why? Because after you’ve smashed your challenge, you deserve to chill.