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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!

  • Widows' Week - Autumn
    When:
    30 Sep 2019  -
    7 Oct 2019
    Where:
    Alvaston Hall, Cheshire
    What:
    The week focuses on relaxing and socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing.
    Who:
    Widows' Week is for Widows only
    Apply By:
    1 Jul 2019
  • Ride To The Wall
    When:
    4 Oct 2019  -
    5 Oct 2019
    Where:
    Burton-on-Trent
    What:
    Join the Blesma crew on the 14th 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 2019
  • Seniors' Week - Autumn
    When:
    7 Oct 2019  -
    14 Oct 2019
    Where:
    Alvaston Hall, Cheshire
    What:
    The week focuses on relaxing and socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing in and around Cheshire and the surrounding areas
    Who:
    Seniors' Weeks are open to Members, spouses and widow(er)s over the age of 60
    Apply By:
    1 Jul 2019
  • Horseback in America
    When:
    26 Oct 2019  -
    3 Nov 2019
    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:
    1 Aug 2019
  • 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
  • Remembrance Weekend
    When:
    9 Nov 2019  -
    10 Nov 2019
    Where:
    The Cenotaph, London
    What:
    The annual Blesma Remembrance Parade at the Cenotaph over Remembrance Weekend.
    Who:
    Any Member.
    Apply By:
    15 Jul 2019
  • Fitness and Lifestyle Course
    When:
    17 Nov 2019  -
    22 Nov 2019
    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 2019
  • Couples' Fitness and Lifestyle Course
    When:
    22 Nov 2019  -
    27 Nov 2019
    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 2019
  • Colorado Ski Spectacular (dates TBC)
    When:
    30 Nov 2019  -
    10 Dec 2019
    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 2019
  • Christmas Market Couples weekend in Germany
    When:
    6 Dec 2019  -
    9 Dec 2019
    Where:
    Cologne, Germany
    What:
    A chance to enjoy the historic city of Cologne and their world famous multiple 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 2019
  • Winter Sports Europe 2020 (dates TBC)
    When:
    18 Jan 2020  -
    26 Jan 2020
    Where:
    La Plagne, France
    What:
    A week-long trip of snow sports to suit everyone.
    Who:
    Open to all Members. Please state which winter sport you are interested in taking part in on the application.
    Apply By:
    1 Oct 2019
  • Winter Sports Families 2020
    When:
    15 Feb 2020  -
    23 Feb 2020
    Where:
    La Plagne, France
    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:
    15 Oct 2019
  • Greek Regatta
    When:
    14 Sep 2019  -
    22 Sep 2019
    Where:
    Greece
    What:
    A chance to learn to sail in the Mediterranean.
    Who:
    Members must be able to move about with minimal assistance on a 40ft non-adapted boat. Members must state if they cannot swim in application.
    Apply By:
    15 Jun 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
  • Dorset Fishing Competition
    When:
    6 Sep 2019  -
    8 Sep 2019
    Where:
    Dorset
    What:
    Fishing Competition Weekend - Dorset.
    Who:
    Any Member, regardless of experience
    Apply By:
    15 Jun 2019
  • 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
  • Family Adventure Activities
    When:
    19 Aug 2019  -
    23 Aug 2019
    Where:
    Bendrigg Trust
    What:
    The aim of the weekend is to engage with other Members and their families.
    Who:
    Any Member with a family between two and six members. (Eg Member + up to 5 others)
    Apply By:
    15 May 2019
  • Battlefield Tour
    When:
    16 Aug 2019  -
    20 Aug 2019
    Where:
    Location: 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 May 2019
  • Couples' Weekend London
    When:
    9 Aug 2019  -
    12 Aug 2019
    Where:
    London
    What:
    A weekend break for Members and their spouse/partner
    Who:
    Any member
    Apply By:
    1 May 2019
  • Family Glamping Weekend
    When:
    3 Aug 2019  -
    7 Aug 2019
    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:
    1 May 2019
  • Soldier Ride New York City
    When:
    15 Jul 2019  -
    21 Jul 2019
    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 2019
  • Adapted Fly Fishing
    When:
    12 Jul 2019  -
    15 Jul 2019
    Where:
    Peak District
    What:
    Take part in fly fishing in the beautiful surroundings of the Peak District.
    Who:
    Open to all levels and abilities, this event is suitable for wheelchair users
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2019
  • Adapted Scuba Diving (Dates TBC)
    When:
    10 Jul 2019  -
    19 Jul 2019
    Where:
    Florida
    What:
    A diving trip aimed for those who have been unable to take part in diving before.
    Who:
    The expedition is designed specifically for a small group of the most severely injured Members.
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2019
  • Borneo Expedition (Dates TBC)
    When:
    8 Jul 2019  -
    11 Aug 2019
    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 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
  • Art and Painting Course
    When:
    28 Jun 2019  -
    2 Jul 2019
    Where:
    Winchester
    What:
    A five 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 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
  • Introduction to Cycling
    When:
    22 Jun 2019 
    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 2019
  • NRA Adaptive Shooting
    When:
    19 Jun 2019  -
    20 Jun 2019
    Where:
    Bisley, Surrey
    What:
    Fun competition open to any disabled ex-Service personnel.
    Who:
    Any member
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2019
  • Members' Weekend 2019
    When:
    8 Jun 2019  -
    10 Jun 2019
    Where:
    Heythrop Park Resort, Oxford
    What:
    The Members' Weekend is back for 2019 and will be bigger and better than ever.
    Who:
    Any Member
    Apply By:
    28 Feb 2019
  • Couples' Spa and Golf
    When:
    6 Jun 2019  -
    10 Jun 2019
    Where:
    Crowne Plaza, Heythrop, Oxfordshire
    What:
    A chance for couples to let their hair down and enjoy a couple of days before the Members Weekend.
    Who:
    This is open to all couples, please note Members must be prepared to stay for the Members weekend after the event.
    Apply By:
    1 Mar 2019
  • Island Photography
    When:
    1 Jun 2019  -
    7 Jun 2019
    Where:
    Shetland
    What:
    Teaching many different aspects of photography
    Who:
    Any Member with a camera, wheelchair access may be limited sometime
    Apply By:
    15 Mar 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
  • USO Warrior Week
    When:
    25 May 2019  -
    5 Jun 2019
    Where:
    Virginia Beach, USA
    What:
    Blesma's second year of being invited as guests to the prestigious week and we are back on a bigger scale
    Who:
    Any member
    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
  • Golf - Florida
    When:
    20 May 2019  -
    30 May 2019
    Where:
    Florida
    What:
    An opportunity for Blesma members to head to sunny Florida and play some of the most prestigious courses.
    Who:
    Any member but this event is not suitable for wheelchair users.
    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
  • Battlefield Ride
    When:
    11 May 2019  -
    18 May 2019
    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 2019
  • Midlands Fishing Competition
    When:
    10 May 2019  -
    12 May 2019
    Where:
    Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire
    What:
    Fishing Competition Weekend - Midlands.
    Who:
    Any Member, regardless of experience.
    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 Kielder Forest
    When:
    12 Apr 2019  -
    14 Apr 2019
    Where:
    Kielder Forest
    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
  • Wintersports Escape 2019
    When:
    12 Apr 2019  -
    19 Apr 2019
    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:
    15 Jan 2019
  • Seniors' Week - Spring
    When:
    8 Apr 2019  -
    15 Apr 2019
    Where:
    Cricket St. Thomas, Somerset
    What:
    The week focuses on relaxing and socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing in and around Somerset.
    Who:
    Seniors' Weeks are open to Members, spouses and widow(er)s over the age of 60
    Apply By:
    1 Jan 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
  • Golf Coaching South
    When:
    1 Apr 2019  -
    2 Apr 2019
    Where:
    Surrey, Essex or Kent
    What:
    Golf tuition for all.
    Who:
    Any Member, not open for wheelchair users
    Apply By:
    15 Jan 2019
  • Widows' Week - Spring
    When:
    1 Apr 2019  -
    8 Apr 2019
    Where:
    Cricket St. Thomas, Somerset
    What:
    The week focuses on socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing.
    Who:
    Widows' Week is for Widows only
    Apply By:
    1 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
  • Golf Coaching Midlands
    When:
    27 Mar 2019  -
    28 Mar 2019
    Where:
    Nottingham or Leicester
    What:
    Golf tuition for all.
    Who:
    Any Member, not open for wheelchair users
    Apply By:
    15 Jan 2019
  • Golf Coaching North
    When:
    25 Mar 2019  -
    26 Mar 2019
    Where:
    Liverpool, Bolton or Newcastle
    What:
    Golf tuition for all.
    Who:
    Any Member, not open for wheelchair users
    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
  • Winter Sports Europe 2019
    When:
    19 Jan 2019  -
    27 Jan 2019
    Where:
    France
    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:
    9 Nov 2018