WHICH ONE ARE YOU?

THE CHALLENGE

Are you seeking a unique endurance challenge, personal achievement, or self-discovery? The Western Front Way offers a remarkable trail from the Belgian coast to the Swiss border. Push your limits, achieve milestones, and inspire others. Fundraise for relevant causes. Choose from stages to fit your schedule and destination, with the option to return and tackle new sections.

The hike and the bike trails are similar but not identical, due to terrain and accessibility. The app offers content for both trails but they vary dependent on where and how you choose to travel.

 

What You’re Saying…..

It’s certainly a challenge but incredibly rewarding.” – Euan M, completed the WFW by bike

What a trip. Will stay with me forever!!” – Georgia Y-S, completed the relay run

 

CYCLE THE WESTERN FRONT WAY WITH COMBAT STRESS 
Combat Stress September Cycle Challenge

In September 2023 we partnered with Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health for their September challenge!

Combat Stress fundraisers were able to virtually cycle the distance of the First World War front lines from Nieuwpoort (BE) to Kilometre Zero (CH).

While cycling, users could use the Western Front Way app to gain a deeper understanding of life along the WWI front lines. It was a great way to enhance the ride and be inspired with stories, letters, locations and facts as they pedalled. Fundraisers received emails throughout the CycleSeptember Challenge, linking their distances to the places they covered on the Western Front Way. 

 

 

LEWIS MOODY BIKE RIDE

The Lewis Moody Foundation chose the Western Front Way to raise funds for those living with and alongside individuals with life altering brain tumours. The 7-day cycle challenge took riders along the length of First World War trench lines from Switzerland to the Belgium coast to coincide with the Rugby World Cup 2023. Not only did cyclists see and hear incredible stories of endurance and courage, they passed historic monuments and memorials that includedKilometre Zero, Notre Dame de Lorette, Vimy Ridge, Thiepval Memorial to the Missing and Verdun alongside those for the fallen rugby players and sportsmen of the First World War.

The ride was supported by Freedom Trails and the Western Front Way teams, included hire of gravel bikes and the opportunity to watch a world cup game in France. They raised over £65’000 for the foundation. 

  

 

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HIKE IT OR BIKE IT

Iconic Sites

  • Kilometre Zero
  • Chemin Des Dames
  • Hartmannswillerkopf
  • Butte de Montsec
  • Verdun
  • Menin Gate
  • Vimy Ridge
  • Maison Blanche German Cemetery
  • Notre-Dame-de-Lorette
  • Sir John Monash Centre
  • Thiepval Memorial
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