Do take advantage of our free training – not only will it ensure you are fully prepared for your challenge, but it will give you an opportunity to meet fellow challengers and the rest of the team.
We always advise you to do as much as you can in addition to our training programme – the more you do, the more you will really enjoy your experience!
We have a selection of free training walks and runs organised to help you get ready for your challenge. All are welcome to attend, whether you are booked on a YMCA Challenge Event or not.
Each date offers a choice of walking or running routes.
Meet: 08:30 for tea/coffee ready to depart at 09:00
YMCA Sports and Community Centre, Princes Road, Redhill, RH1 6JJ
- Sunday 19 January – click here to book
- Sunday 16 February – click here to book
- Sunday 29 March (Y2Y event) – click here to book
- Sunday 19 April – click here to book
- Sunday 17 May – click here to book
Wednesday evenings – Colley Hill
Weekly Colley Hill Circuits from Wednesday 8 April – perfect for those taking on our Welsh Seven Summits challenge in June. Each week, we will monitor your progress and get those circuits increased to make sure you are fully ready for your challenge. Duration of sessions will depend on daylight available.
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For more information about these training walks, please contact Kim Roderick.
Training cycle rides
We organise a variety of cycling sessions that are tailored to build mileage for each of our cycling challenge events. Rides are free and all are welcome, even if you are not taking part in an event.
All rides are carried out at participants own risk. All cyclists must wear a helmet, bring a drink and be aware that rides are on public roads and road or hybrid bikes are most suitable.
Sunday cycle training sessions – Monthly
There will be a variety of routes available on each date for all levels of ability. All rides leave the YMCA Sports & Community Centre in Redhill at 09:00 (unless notified) with refreshments available from 08:30.
- Sunday 26 January – click here to book
- Sunday 23 February – click here to book
- Sunday 22 March – click here to book
- Sunday 26 April – click here to book
- Sunday 31 May – click here to book
Tuesday evening cycle training – Weekly
Our Tuesday evening cycle training starts on Tuesday 7 April and will provide vital additional training if you are taking on one of our events, There will rides for all abilities and distance will depend on hours of daylight.
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For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Challenge Circuits Class
Free to ALL challenge participants and YMCA fitness members – a full body workout including aerobic and strength training to ensure you are ready for your challenge.
Thursdays | 18:30-19:20
ISF Hall, YMCA Sports and Community Centre, Princes Road, Redhill, RH1 6JJ
For free entry, please ensure click here to book and bring your printed ticket to reception.
YMCA Fitness Centre
If you really want to improve your fitness, check out our fully inclusive, modern, air-conditioned gym which is full of cardiovascular and resistance machines to give you all round fitness. In addition, our fully qualified gym team will be on hand to provide you with a bespoke fitness programme to complement your chosen challenge.
Other training opportunities
Redhill Cycling Club have a range of rides taking place on Saturday mornings for all abilities.
Reigate Priory Athletic Club offer a range of training sessions for everyone.
Team Cake organise regular social cycle rides.
Local cycle rides – Mike Ormerod, who leads a lot of our training rides, has set up this very handy guide, including tea stops!
Travel Smart Surrey – lots of useful information on cycling routes and training for beginners