You, an antique Russian motorcycle and the deepest lake in the world
This is the adventure that separates the men from the boys and the ladymen from the ladyboys. Invasive cold, biblical remoteness, and a vehicle so notoriously temperamental it makes John McEnroe look like the Dalai Lama.
We've picked the biggest chunk of Siberian ice we could find; 636km by 80km, the incomparable Lake Baikal. Riding a monstrous Ural motorcycle you skid, glide, stutter and fly around the lake at times skirting the shore, often so far out you can't see dry land.
With a surface of over 12,000 square miles the lake offers a full range of riding surfaces. Sometimes it's polished smooth & flat like a mirror. Where it's protected by wind, it can resemble a freshly ploughed field, with great tombstones of ice to navigate around. If the winter is mild there will be surface water and cracks to pick a path through and sometimes jump over.
This is ultimate test of your biking and adventuring prowess.
Whilst you're at it you'll be doing your bit to save this little planet of ours.
You'll need an International Driving Permit with a Category A stamp to ride a Ural on the Ice Run.
Save the World by freezing
As a team on the Ice Run we ask you to raise a minimum of £1000 for charity, at least £500 of which goes to the official charity: Cool Earth. Along with the teams on the other adventures, you'll be helping to save the world one rainforest at a time. Not because we’re tree hugging sandal weavers, but because the world would be shit without them. Read more.