Ricoh Arena Zip Wire 2019

  • Date:

    20th July 2019

  • Price:


  • Location:

    Ricoh Arena

  • Summary:

    Registration is now closed for this event however we will be taking registrations on the day! Come along on Saturday 20th July to the Ricoh Arena & register for £20 and agreeing to raise £200 minimum sponsorship for The Myton Hospices by 31st August.

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    Registration is now closed for this event however we will be taking registrations on the day! Come along on Saturday 20th July to the Ricoh Arena and register for £20 and agreeing to raise £200 minimum sponsorship for The Myton Hospices by 31st August 2019.

    Feel the wind on your face and the adrenaline pumping around your body by soaring along the 135 metre-long Zip Wire this summer!

    This is a brand new challenge for you to take on; whether you want to face a fear of heights or love an adrenaline rush, this event is sure to get your heart racing for a good cause!

    Join us on Saturday 20th July between 9am and 5pm. You will set off in half-hourly time slots which will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so get in quick to choose your preferred time!

    Registration for this exciting event costs just £20 and we are asking that you raise a minimum of £200 sponsorship for Myton.

    With your help we are hoping to raise £40,000 from this event so we can continue to provide our services free of charge to people and their families now and in the future!

    Please note to take part in this event you have to be over the age of 14 on the day and if you are under 18 you will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How much sponsorship do I have to raise?

    We are asking each participant to raise a minimum of £200 BEFORE the 20th July 2019. With your help we are hoping to raise £40,000 to help us continue our vital work in Coventry and Warwickshire.

    How long is the Zip Wire?

    The Zip Wire is 135m long, stretching diagonally across the Ricoh Arena.

    How high up is the Zip Wire?

    The Zip Wire is between 35 and 40 metres above pitch-level.

    What is the minimum age for participants?

    Participants can take part from the age of 14. Any participants under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian present at the event and prepared to sign an Indemnity form.

    What is the maximum age for participants?

    These activities are mentally & physically challenging, but we will not stop any older person from having a go if they believe themselves to be fit enough. If there is any doubt, advise that the participant should ask their doctor.

    Can people with disabilities take part in the event?

    If you have a disability please contact our events team to discuss taking part.

    What should I wear during my Zip Wire?

    Sport type outer wear is ideal. Lace up trainers, jogging/training trousers. Avoid very loose clothing – scarves, neck jewellery and hooped ear rings.

    Can people participate whilst in fancy dress?

    Most costumes are fine, and the harness, helmet, etc. can be fitted over the costume. However we reserve the right to not allow someone in fancy dress if we think the costume will compromise the safety of the participant. Please bring your costume on the day, but also bring normal clothes.

    What is the maximum weight for participants?

    17.5 stone (108kg) for Zip Wire participants.

    What is the minimum weight for participants?

    6 stone (38kg) for Zip Wire participants.

    About Zip Slides UK

    Temporary zip wires, zip lines, flying fox or, as we like to call them, Zip Slides offer charities and their supporters with some thrilling fundraising opportunities.

    And with over 90 events delivered involving 20,000 past participants in over 40 great venues, we certainly understand the requirements to deliver these events consistently and safely. Zip Slides UK is very proud of its excellent safety record and impressive delivery record.

    Unlike the various permanent zip slides around the country, temporary installations offer unique opportunities to zip at some fantastic venues, and having a great location is key to any successful charity zip slide.

  • Help us reach our £40,000 target!

    To reach our target of £40,000 we rely entirely on you raising sponsorship. Remember you don’t have to stick to the £200 target; if you raise more it means we can help even more people!

    Setting up a JustGiving fundraising page is one of the most effective and easy ways of encouraging families, friends and colleagues to sponsor you. By setting up a JustGiving page, you can share your fundraising page via email and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as often as you want to.

    Having an online fundraising page also means you do not have to physically collect money after the event, plus Gift Aid is automatically calculated and processed.

    If you haven't already why not set up your online fundraising page through JustGiving with just a few simple clicks.

    Make a fundraising page - JustGiving

    If you need help setting up your JustGiving page please click here

    Facebook fundraising...

    Please let us know, by emailing the Events Team, if you set up a Fundraiser on Facebook; we receive limited information from Facebook which makes it extremely hard for us to link the donation to your fundraising otherwise.


    If you have any question please get in touch by sending an email to or calling 01926 83889.
  • Volunteering

    We are looking to fill a number of volunteer roles on the day and if you would like to get involved in this fun event, please do get in touch.  We would love it if you could join us!

    Volunteer today

    There are various volunteering opportunities available on the day –

    Hosts: 8.30am – 12.30pm and 12.30pm – 5.00pm

    Merchandise: 12.30pm – 5.00pm

    Registration: 12.30pm – 5.00pm

    Certificates and keepsake: 8.30am – 12.30pm and 12.30pm – 5.00pm

    Monty Bear - 8.30am – 12.30pm and 12.30pm – 5.00pm

    Our events would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers!

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