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Fancy trying something new? Blesma is offering it's Members the chance to try lots of activties in 2018 - just take your pick!

  • Member on ski bike Wintersports Sports Escape 2020
    When:
    23 Feb 2020  -
    1 Mar 2020
    Where:
    Aspen, Colorado
    What:
    This is a great opportunity to try various different Winter sports with the help of trained instructors.
    Who:
    Any Member.
    Apply By:
    6 Jan 2020
  • Paddlesports Paddlesports Florida
    When:
    6 Mar 2020  -
    15 Mar 2020
    Where:
    Key Largo, Florida, USA
    What:
    Paddlesports Florida will not only offer expert instruction in a variety of water sports, but help to build self-confidence
    Who:
    Anyone with a level of core strength and fitness
    Apply By:
    1 Jan 2020
  • Trans4mers training Wind Tunnel Trans4mers Training 2020
    When:
    21 Mar 2020  -
    22 Mar 2020
    Where:
    Basingstoke
    What:
    Ever wondered what it’s like to freefall? Interested in skydiving? Join the team at the Wind Tunnel for a chance to experience free fall, be trained by world-class instructors and see if you can be chosen to join our California Expedition
    Who:
    You will need to pass a British Parachute Association medical and go through some basic testing to ensure you can operate sky diving equipment. Members must be under 14 stone and 40 years of age - there is some scope for over 40’s however you must be reasonably fit.
    Apply By:
    1 Feb 2020
  • Members golfing Golf Coaching North
    When:
    8 Apr 2020  -
    9 Apr 2020
    Where:
    Slaley Hall (North East)
    What:
    Golf tuition for all.
    Who:
    Any Member, not open for wheelchair users
    Apply By:
    15 Feb 2020
  • Member golfing Golf Coaching Midlands
    When:
    15 Apr 2020  -
    16 Apr 2020
    Where:
    Abbey Golf Course
    What:
    Golf tuition for all.
    Who:
    Any Member, not open for wheelchair users
    Apply By:
    15 Feb 2020
  • Member golfing Golf Coaching South
    When:
    22 Apr 2020  -
    23 Apr 2020
    Where:
    East Sussex National
    What:
    Golf tuition for all.
    Who:
    Any Member, not open for wheelchair users
    Apply By:
    15 Feb 2020
  • int pv one Introduction to PhotoVoice (Chelmsford)
    When:
    26 Apr 2020  -
    1 May 2020
    Where:
    Chelmsford
    What:
    This course, run by award-winning charity PhotoVoice, focuses on using photography to explore experiences and tell stories through images and captions
    Who:
    Open to All Members who have recently taken up, or would like to take up, photography. All cameras and equipment will be supplied
    Apply By:
    15 Feb 2020
  • African Sunset Challenge Africa
    When:
    30 Apr 2020  -
    11 May 2020
    Where:
    Kwazulu Natal Province, South Africa
    What:
    This once in a lifetime trip will immerse Members in new cultures, through a wide range of activities from visiting a Zulu community to assisting in wildlife conservation.
    Who:
    Please be aware this activity has a rigourous selection process, and it is vital that participants are fit and healthy.
    Apply By:
    15 Jan 2020
  • freefall Trans4mers Expedition 2020
    When:
    1 May 2020  -
    18 May 2020
    Where:
    California, USA
    What:
    Be part of Blesma's skydiving team and learn to Solo Free Fall in California.
    Who:
    You will need to pass a British Parachute Association medical and go through basic testing on a training weekend to ensure you can operate skydiving equipment.
    Apply By:
    1 Feb 2020
  • Poppy Battlefield Ride
    When:
    3 May 2020  -
    9 May 2020
    Where:
    Ypres, Belgium
    What:
    Our annual commemorative bike ride.
    Who:
    Any Member with their own bike who can cycle up to 30 miles a day for five days.
    Apply By:
    1 Feb 2020
  • sailing British Virgin Islands Sailing
    When:
    7 May 2020  -
    16 May 2020
    Where:
    British Virgin Islands
    What:
    A chance to set sail and discover the variety of the British Virgin Islands- one of the world's best sailing destinations.
    Who:
    Any Member who has a valid passport- Unfortunately the boat is not wheelchair accessible and Members must be able to move around a non-adapted boat unassisted
    Apply By:
    15 Jan 2020
  • fishing Midlands Fishing Competition (Dave Lewan Memorial Match)
    When:
    8 May 2020  -
    10 May 2020
    Where:
    Kidderminster
    What:
    Fishing Competition Weekend - Midlands.
    Who:
    Any Member, regardless of experience.
    Apply By:
    15 Feb 2020
  • widows week Widows' Week - Spring
    When:
    11 May 2020  -
    15 May 2020
    Where:
    Littlecote House, Hungerford
    What:
    The week focuses on socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing.
    Who:
    Widows' Week is for Widows only
    Apply By:
    1 Feb 2020
  • longboat Seniors' Week - Spring
    When:
    18 May 2020  -
    22 May 2020
    Where:
    Littlecote House, Hungerford
    What:
    The week focuses on relaxing and socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing in and around Hungerford.
    Who:
    Seniors' Weeks are open to Members, spouses and widow(er)s over the age of 60
    Apply By:
    1 Feb 2020
  • warrior week USO Warrior Week
    When:
    24 May 2020  -
    5 Jun 2020
    Where:
    Virginia Beach, USA
    What:
    Blesma's third year of being invited as guests to the prestigious week of action-packed activities
    Who:
    Any member
    Apply By:
    15 Feb 2020
  • Member with gun NRA Adaptive Shooting
    When:
    17 Jun 2020  -
    18 Jun 2020
    Where:
    Bisley, Surrey
    What:
    Fun competition open to any disabled ex-Service personnel.
    Who:
    Any member
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2020
  • isle of man Isle of Man Photography
    When:
    25 Jun 2020  -
    1 Jul 2020
    Where:
    Isle of Man
    What:
    A photography event for all on the stunning Isle of Man
    Who:
    Any Member
    Apply By:
    1 Mar 2020
  • Member on bike Introduction to Cycling
    When:
    27 Jun 2020 
    Where:
    York
    What:
    This one day event is aimed at giving an introduction to all different forms of adaptive cycling, all under expert guidance.
    Who:
    Any Member, bikes supplied!
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2020
  • Paintings done by Members Art and Painting Course
    When:
    10 Jul 2020  -
    15 Jul 2020
    Where:
    Somerset
    What:
    A four day course for beginners and improvers.
    Who:
    Any Member, equipment is supplied or you can bring your own. Experienced artists are welcome to come and hone their skills.
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2020
  • Borneo Borneo Expedition (Dates TBC)
    When:
    13 Jul 2020  -
    13 Aug 2020
    Where:
    Borneo
    What:
    A 5 week expedition helping to improve the local community with projects like building schools, community centres and improving water systems.
    Who:
    Any Member but please be aware this activity has a rigorous selection process
    Apply By:
    1 Mar 2020
  • Members in New York Soldier Ride New York City
    When:
    14 Jul 2020  -
    20 Jul 2020
    Where:
    New York
    What:
    Cycle with the Wounded Warriors around New York for 3 days, ending with a huge celebration!
    Who:
    Open to any member who can use some form of adaptive bike
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2020
  • sailing Turn to Starboard
    When:
    26 Jul 2020  -
    31 Jul 2020
    Where:
    Falmouth
    What:
    A chance to sail the Cornish Coast
    Who:
    Any Member, please note there will be steps and ladders on board the boat
    Apply By:
    15 Apr 2020
  • shetland Shetland Island Photography
    When:
    27 Jul 2020  -
    4 Aug 2020
    Where:
    Shetland
    What:
    Teaching many different aspects of photography in the Rugged landscape of Shetland
    Who:
    Any Member with a camera, wheelchair access may be limited sometime
    Apply By:
    15 Mar 2020
  • BATTLEFIELD Battlefield Tour
    When:
    30 Jul 2020  -
    4 Aug 2020
    Where:
    Ypres, Belgium
    What:
    This is a wonderful opportunity for members and their partners to embark on a historic guided trip.
    Who:
    Open to all Members and partners
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2020
  • couples seniors week Couples Senior's week
    When:
    3 Aug 2020  -
    7 Aug 2020
    Where:
    Alvaston Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire
    What:
    New for 2020, this event is similar to seniors week but intended for couples over 60
    Who:
    Couples over the age of 60
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2020
  • Lake bled Open Water Lake Swimming
    When:
    8 Aug 2020  -
    14 Aug 2020
    Where:
    Slovenia
    What:
    This is a coached event sure to improve Member’s swim stroke-fitness and wellbeing in the pristine waters of the Slovenian Lakes.
    Who:
    Any Member who looking to improve their stroke and work on their fitness. Please note you must attend a training session to prove you can swim one mile
    Apply By:
    1 May 2020
  • family Family Glamping Weekend
    When:
    15 Aug 2020  -
    19 Aug 2020
    Where:
    Brampton, Cumbria
    What:
    The aim of the weekend is to engage with other Members and their families
    Who:
    Any member with a family of between two and five members (eg. Member + up to 4 others)
    Apply By:
    15 May 2020
  • Members on bikes Soldier Ride Handcycle
    When:
    27 Aug 2020  -
    6 Sep 2020
    Where:
    Vienna, Bratislava and Budpest
    What:
    Handcycle from Vienna to Budapest on one of Europe's most popular family cycle routes
    Who:
    Apply By:
    1 Jun 2020
  • london Couples' Weekend London
    When:
    28 Aug 2020  -
    31 Aug 2020
    Where:
    London
    What:
    A weekend break for Members and their spouse/partner
    Who:
    Any member
    Apply By:
    15 May 2020
  • cAMO CAMO (Challenge Aspen Millitary Opportunites)
    When:
    31 Aug 2020  -
    8 Sep 2020
    Where:
    Aspen, Colorado
    What:
    This Multi-activity expedition is hosted by Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities in Colorado. It includes a variety of activities in the famous Rocky Mountains
    Who:
    Open to most Members, the team in America will do their best to ensure everyone is involved in all activitties
    Apply By:
    15 May 2020
  • Golf Advanced golf
    When:
    3 Sep 2020  -
    7 Sep 2020
    Where:
    Edinburgh
    What:
    An opportunity for Blesma members to head to Scotland and play some of the most prestigious courses.
    Who:
    Any member with a handicap, but this event is not suitable for wheelchair users.
    Apply By:
    1 Jun 2020
  • fishing Dorset Fishing Competition
    When:
    4 Sep 2020  -
    6 Sep 2020
    Where:
    Dorset
    What:
    Fishing Competition Weekend - Dorset.
    Who:
    Any Member, regardless of experience
    Apply By:
    1 Jun 2020
  • Autumn widows Widows' Week - Autumn
    When:
    7 Sep 2020  -
    11 Sep 2020
    Where:
    Sinah Warren, Haying Island
    What:
    The week focuses on relaxing and socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing.
    Who:
    Widows' Week is for Widows only
    Apply By:
    1 Jun 2020
  • advanced photovoice Intermediate PhotoVoice
    When:
    13 Sep 2020  -
    18 Sep 2020
    Where:
    Chelmsford
    What:
    Building on the foundation from the PhotoVoice Beginners course, this course will allow Members, with a little previous photography experience, to challenge themselves and explore their visual storytelling skills further.
    Who:
    Members with a little Photography experience, or those who have attened the Beginners PhotoVoice course
    Apply By:
    1 Jun 2020
  • ut5 Seniors' Week - Autumn
    When:
    14 Sep 2020  -
    18 Sep 2020
    Where:
    Sinah Warren, Hayling Island
    What:
    The week focuses on relaxing and socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing in and around Hayling Island and the surrounding areas
    Who:
    Seniors' Weeks are open to Members, spouses and widow(er)s over the age of 60
    Apply By:
    1 Jun 2020
  • Healthy Couples' Fitness and Lifestyle Course
    When:
    19 Sep 2020  -
    25 Sep 2020
    Where:
    Spain
    What:
    The aim of the course is to give Members and their partner a chance to look at their fitness levels and current lifestyle choices.
    Who:
    Any Member looking for a change in lifestyle
    Apply By:
    15 Jun 2020
  • rttw Ride To The Wall
    When:
    2 Oct 2020  -
    3 Oct 2020
    Where:
    Burton-on-Trent
    What:
    Join the Blesma crew on the 15th Annual Ride, for this poignant and meaningful ride in memory of the fallen. Finishing at the National Memorial Arboretum.
    Who:
    Any Member with their own motorcycle
    Apply By:
    1 Jul 2020
  • Horseback Horseback in America (Dates TBC)
    When:
    26 Oct 2020  -
    3 Nov 2020
    Where:
    Arizona, USA
    What:
    Spend a week in the beautiful Arizona Desert learning about horsemanship and cowboy-ing it up!
    Who:
    Any member who requires minimal assistance (read more)
    Apply By:
    15 Jul 2020
  • remembrance Remembrance Weekend
    When:
    7 Nov 2020  -
    8 Nov 2020
    Where:
    The Cenotaph, London
    What:
    The annual Blesma Remembrance Parade at the Cenotaph over Remembrance Weekend.
    Who:
    Any Member.
    Apply By:
    1 Jul 2020
  • fitness Fitness and Lifestyle Course
    When:
    15 Nov 2020  -
    21 Nov 2020
    Where:
    Fuerteventura
    What:
    The aim of the course is to give Members a chance to look at their fitness levels and current lifestyle choices.
    Who:
    Any Member looking for a change in lifestyle.
    Apply By:
    1 Aug 2020
  • christmas market Christmas Market Couples weekend in Germany
    When:
    4 Dec 2020  -
    7 Dec 2020
    Where:
    Cologne, Germany
    What:
    A chance to enjoy the historic city of Cologne and their multiple world-famous Christmas Markets.
    Who:
    Anyone but please be aware the markets get busy and crowded and the street are cobbled in some places
    Apply By:
    1 Sep 2020
  • SKI Spectacular Colorado Ski Spectacular (dates TBC)
    When:
    5 Dec 2020  -
    15 Dec 2020
    Where:
    Colorado, USA
    What:
    The world's biggest ski spectaculars for adaptive Winter sports.
    Who:
    Most injury types can be catered for.
    Apply By:
    1 Aug 2020
  • winter sports Winter Sports Europe 2021
    When:
    16 Jan 2021  -
    24 Jan 2021
    Where:
    La Plagne
    What:
    A week-long trip of snow sports to suit everyone.
    Who:
    Open to all. Please state which winter sport you are interested in taking part in on the application.
    Apply By:
    1 Oct 2020
  • wintersports families Winter Sports Families 2021
    When:
    13 Feb 2021  -
    21 Feb 2021
    Where:
    La Plagne
    What:
    Located in La Plagne, a chance to explore the world of adaptive Winter Sports with your family by your side.
    Who:
    Suitable for everyone – please be aware that there are no babysitting facilities so your children must be of an age to begin skiing
    Apply By:
    1 Sep 2020
  • Bahamas Expedition
    When:
    27 Oct 2019  -
    5 Nov 2019
    Where:
    Bahamas
    What:
    An opportunity to spend a week doing some amazing Water Sport in the Bahamas.
    Who:
    Any Member
    Apply By:
    15 Jul 2019
  • Soldier Ride Challenge Ride
    When:
    13 Sep 2019  -
    22 Sep 2019
    Where:
    The Rhine, Germany
    What:
    Our second year of the challenge ride, cycling along the Rhine and culminating in the 70th celebration of the battle of Arnhem.
    Who:
    Any Member with their own bike who can cycle up to 30 miles every day for 5 days
    Apply By:
    15 Jun 2019
  • classic Classic TT (Dates TBC)
    When:
    27 Aug 2019  -
    4 Sep 2019
    Where:
    Isle of Man
    What:
    Enjoy a week away watching the Classic TT races with like-minded Members
    Who:
    Members who have their own motorcycle and who can move up and down stairs without assistance
    Apply By:
    15 May 2019
  • British Columbia Bike Race
    When:
    2 Jul 2019  -
    15 Jul 2019
    Where:
    North Vancouver, Canada
    What:
    BC Bike Race is a seven-day mountain bike stage race from the trail Mecca of North Vancouver to its conclusion in Squamish.
    Who:
    This event is for the experienced mountain biker, every applicant must attend at least three of the training days offered beforehand
    Apply By:
    1 Mar 2019
  • BCBR Training Northampton
    When:
    22 Jun 2019  -
    23 Jun 2019
    Where:
    Northampton
    What:
    A pre-requisite for those applying for the BC Bike race but also Open for any of those that want to test their skills or gain news ones.
    Who:
    Anyone with a mountain bike and a level of fitness – these are set up to be a challenge!
    Apply By:
    15 Feb 2019
  • BCBR Training Oxfordshire
    When:
    25 May 2019  -
    26 May 2019
    Where:
    Oxfordshire
    What:
    A pre-requisite for those applying for the BC Bike race but also Open for any of those that want to test their skills or gain news ones.
    Who:
    Anyone with a mountain bike and a level of fitness – these are set up to be a challenge!
    Apply By:
    15 Feb 2019
  • Mountain Bike Training
    When:
    24 May 2019  -
    26 May 2019
    Where:
    Shropshire
    What:
    The perfect opportunity to improve your mountain biking skills in the Shropshire hills
    Who:
    Anyone with who owns their own a Mountain Bike
    Apply By:
    15 Feb 2019
  • PhotoVoice South
    When:
    19 May 2019  -
    23 May 2019
    Where:
    South
    What:
    Three four-day courses on using photography for storytelling, delivered in collaboration with award-winning charity PhotoVoice
    Who:
    Open to all Members who have started or would like to start photography. All equipment will be supplied
    Apply By:
    15 Mar 2019
  • Iceland Photography Expedition
    When:
    18 May 2019  -
    26 May 2019
    Where:
    Iceland
    What:
    A landscape photography expedition for Blesma's most experienced photographers.
    Who:
    Anyone with suitable camera equipment who has completed a basic course either with Blesma or elsewhere and has shown enthusiasm and an aptitude for photography. At some points wheelchair access can be limited.
    Apply By:
    1 Feb 2019
  • Speaking with Confidence Workshop - London
    When:
    16 May 2019 
    Where:
    London
    What:
    This presentation skills training is designed specifically for Blesma Members
    Who:
    Any Member
    Apply By:
    1 Feb 2019
  • Speaking with Confidence Workshop - Scotland
    When:
    9 May 2019 
    Where:
    Edinburgh
    What:
    This presentation skills training is designed specifically for Blesma Members
    Who:
    Any Member
    Apply By:
    1 Feb 2019
  • PhotoVoice Midlands
    When:
    22 Apr 2019  -
    26 Apr 2019
    Where:
    Midlands
    What:
    Three four-day courses on using photography for storytelling, delivered in collaboration with award-winning charity PhotoVoice
    Who:
    Open to all Members who have started or would like to start photography. All equipment will be supplied
    Apply By:
    15 Feb 2019
  • BCBR Training Wales
    When:
    7 Apr 2019  -
    8 Apr 2019
    Where:
    Builth Wells, Wales
    What:
    A pre-requisite for those applying for the British Columbia Bike race but also Open for any of those that want to test their skills or gain news ones.
    Who:
    Anyone with a mountain bike and a good level of fitness – these are set up to be a challenge!
    Apply By:
    15 Feb 2019
  • Mallorca Cycle Training
    When:
    6 Apr 2019  -
    13 Apr 2019
    Where:
    Mallorca
    What:
    Road cycling training week for members in Mallorca.
    Who:
    All members attending will need to be at a level where they can ride multiple 30 miles routes in a week as a minimum requirement. 
    Apply By:
    15 Jan 2019
  • Veterans Poetry Workshop
    When:
    29 Mar 2019  -
    31 Mar 2019
    Where:
    Oxford Brookes University
    What:
    Poetry, an exciting new event for Blesma!
    Who:
    Any Member, regardless of experience.
    Apply By:
    15 Jan 2019
  • BCBR Training Somerset
    When:
    17 Mar 2019 
    Where:
    Quantocks, Somerset
    What:
    A pre-requisite for those applying for the British Columbia Bike race but also Open for any of those that want to test their skills or gain news ones.
    Who:
    Anyone with a mountain bike and a good level of fitness – these are set up to be a challenge!
    Apply By:
    15 Jan 2019
  • PhotoVoice North
    When:
    10 Mar 2019  -
    14 Mar 2019
    Where:
    North
    What:
    Three four-day courses on using photography for storytelling, delivered in collaboration with award-winning charity PhotoVoice
    Who:
    Open to all Members who have started or would like to start photography. All equipment will be supplied
    Apply By:
    15 Jan 2019
  • BCBR Training London (Dates TBC)
    When:
    1 Feb 2019 
    Where:
    Lee Valley
    What:
    A pre-requisite for those applying for the British Columbia Bike race but also Open for any of those that want to test their skills or gain news ones.
    Who:
    Anyone with a mountain bike and a good level of fitness.
    Apply By:
    15 Jan 2019
  • int pv one Introduction to PhotoVoice (Midlands- Dates TBC)
    When:
    1 Jan 0001 
    Where:
    Midlands
    What:
    This course, run by award-winning charity PhotoVoice, focuses on using photography to explore experiences and tell stories through images and captions
    Who:
    Open to All Members who have recently taken up, or would like to take up, photography. All cameras and equipment will be supplied
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2020
  • scubaduo Scuba Diving (Event details TBC)
    When:
    1 Jan 0001 12AM 
    Where:
    TBC
    What:
    Scuba diving is quickly becoming one of the most popular Activities in the Blesma Calendar. Scuba diving is something almost anyone can do, and underwater many of the constraints of Limb loss disappear.
    Who:
    Any Member
    Apply By:
    1 Jul 2020