The BDWF is a Nijmegen focussed group. The Committee uses the time throughout the year to review the previous year and concentrate on improving things for our members the next year. Due to cost and time commitments our support and first aid members cannot commit to helping at every event our walkers attend.
RAF WARMA 23rd/ 24th April
There are two walks that our support crews do attend each year. These are RAF WARMA and RAF Lyneham. We attend both these events as they are the qualifying walks for the military and our students. Both are two day events with a range of distance options from approximately 15 miles a day, up to the full 32
This two day road march takes place annually thanks to the commitment of the RAF Walking and Road Marching Association. This is a two day event with a maximum walking distance of 25 miles on each day. Other shorter routes are available for you to participate in, you are also not committed to walking on both days, you are able to choose your distance and days on the application form which can be found at: http://www.rafwarma.co.uk
The walk starts and finishes at DCAE Cosford, Nr Wolverhampton. WV7 3EX. DCAE Cosford is located on the A41 just south of Junction 3 of the M54, follow signs for RAF Museum from the M54 motorway. All walkers must return off the routes by 1700 on Saturday and 1600 on Sunday. Walkers will be required to bring Photo-ID (Passport or Photo Driving Licence) along with receipt of entry for access to the start at DCAE Cosford.
“RAFWARMA welcomes both serving and ex-serving members of the Armed Forces, Cadet Forces and Civilians. It caters for both the “serious” road marcher and those interested in the more fun type events“
The BDWF supplies the first aid support for this event, treating all participants.
RAF Lyneham 28th/ 29th May
RAF Lyneham is not associated with RAFWARMA. It usually takes place over the Bank Holiday weekend in May. This is a three day event with a minimum walking distance of 25 miles on each day for the military participants. Adult members can opt to walk on as few or as many days as they like. This is the qualifying event for BDWF students, who must complete the Saturday and Sunday. Again, the BDWF support crew offer their services to cover this walk on Saturday and Sunday only.
Other events our members have taken part in and would recommend are:
Mallorca Walking Event – la Primavera 7-10 April
Mallorca-Paguera. See the website: www.mallorcawalkingevent.com
Sunday 1 May 2016
Sarsen Trail, Neolithic Marathon and Cycle Ride
Full details and registration for the 2016 event will be available from 11th January 2016.
13rd/ 15th May
WAENDEL WEEKEND http://www.wellingborough.gov.uk/homepage/231/waendel_walk
T: 01933 229777 E: email@example.com
30th June/ 3rd July (Ireland)
Castlebar International 4 days
19th/ 22th July
100 Nijmegen Vierdaagse
12 August 2016
If you are interested please send me your details and I will pass them on to the organiser
21st August 2016
LDWA “Dorset Doddle” Challenge
32 miles plus ** thousand feet up, along and down the South West Coast Path in 12 hours, from Weymouth clock tower at 9am to Swanage clock tower by 9pm.
Full information from Chris Pitt, 01929 554795 (up to 9pm) and at www.ldwa.org.uk/dorset
14 september- 17 september 2016
Welsh International 4 days
13-16 October 2016
Marbella 4 day walk (20 or 30K) I am reliably informed that many British, but mainly Dutch attends this walk including BDWF members.