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Fly headfast down Europe's longest and the world's fastest Zipline for our wounded veterans. 

Fly headfast down Europe's longest and the world's fastest Zipline for our wounded veterans.

Zip World Velocity, Bethesda, is the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe. This adventure takes you on the Little Zipper to build your confidence before you journey up the quarry.

Fundraising

We ask all our fundraisers to raise a minimum sponsorship of £195 for Blesma and a £30 registration fee.

Terms and conditions

  • 10+ (under 18 need adult participating with)
  • Max weight 120kg / 18 stone (see note below for wheelchair user weights)
  • Min weight 30kg / 4.5 stone
  • Max height 2.1m / 7 ft
  • Min height 120 cm / 4ft
  • Prosthetics are fine, as long as they are secured. Can take part without prosthetic if more comfortable/doable
  • Need to keep legs bent at knee behind you for the duration. If would struggle with this then there are straps that can be used to support lower legs.
  • Wheelchair users – can take part but max weight 80kg/12.5 stone. This is due to the need to physically lift participant into the harness. Wheelchair users would not be able to do the little zip, they will go straight to the Big Zip. Transport to the Big Zip would be by Land Rover

Event Highlights

  • The fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe
  • Soar for over a mile at 100mph
  • See landscapes of unparalleled beauty

Location

Penrhyn Slate Quarry is located near Bethesda in North Wales.  

On-site facilities

  • Free car parking
  • Toilets
  • Restaurant
  • Viewing platform at the Adventure Terminal
  • Viewing area with picnic benches
  • Photographs (additional cost applies)
  • Shop

Transport

We are offering transport from Blesma Head Office in Chadwell Heath, Romford Essex for £30 per person.

You will need to find your own accommodation. 

If you would like to book a seat on the minibus please contact the Fundraising Team.

By fundraising for Blesma you’ll be transforming lives

Matt Weston was just 20 when he lost three limbs to a bomb blast in Afghanistan.

"All I remember is a flash, my ears ringing, and the sense of falling. I lost both my legs and my right arm below the elbow in the blast. My rehab has been long, slow and difficult. I was in intensive care for a while and was in hospital for three months, and I've just had my fiftieth operation."

"If my chair breaks and I can't repair it, Blesma will get it done. I was in a bad place after my injury but Blesma have been there for me, by my side from day one."

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Zipline for Blesma and support our limbless veterans

Last year alone we supported over 3,000 limbless veterans and widows

  • Just £10 could help to pay for a dedicated Support Officer to visit an amputee like Matt and give him much needed emotional support.
  • Just £100 could help to pay for home adaptations that would help an amputee like Matt get back into their own home and live independently once again.
  • Just £150 would help pay for Blesma families to have a weekend away so amputees like Matt can spend some quality time with their partners, families, and loved ones.

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For more information please contact the Fundraising team.
Tel: 020 8548 7089
Email: Fundraising@blesma.org