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Do something amazing and zip to raise funds for your local Cats Protection branch or centre. Combine the most exciting and exhilarating moment of your life with raising funds to help cats. Fly through the air for over 230 metres. You will take off from the Tyne Bridge and touch down adjacent to the HMS Caliopi on the Gateshead side of the river.
Minimum sponsorship pledge - £120
On the day
Strat time 9:30am (please arrive 30 mins before your zip time so 9am) The Tyne Bridge in Newcastle is an iconic structure the zip slide starts from the Newcastle side of the bridge travels diagonally across the River Tyne for 230m before finishing at HMS Calliope on the Gateshead side of the river.
Minimum age is 16, and participants between 16 and 18 must have parental consent (this is a restriction placed on the event by Newcastle City Council).
On arrival please make you way to the Gateshead side of the Bridge where registration is located in HMS Calliope, located beneath the bridge. The entrance point into HMS Calliope will be clearly indicated by Zipslide UK signage.
Location Address: HMS Calliope, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 2BE
Please note there is no parking at the registration area within HMS Calliope. Parking is available in numerous public car parks located near HMS Calliope. These are all pay and display car parks. For example:
South Shore Rd Car Pak (273 spaces)
Mill Road Car Park (276 spaces)
Baltic Car Park (73 spaces)
Church Street Car Park (50 spaces)
Arrival and facilities
Please arrive at registration 30 minutes before your allocated zip period. Please do not arrive early. Wear sensible clothes and footwear, including warm and wet weather clothing, this is an outdoor event.
ZSUK will take responsibility for participants after registration. Participants will register their arrival, read an indemnity form and sign the event schedule, agreeing to the indemnity.
Spectators will remain within HMS calliope to view the event
Participants will be directed to the equipment area. Equipment will be fitted and the participants taken to the zip slide launch point. On completion of the zip slide, participants will be directed back to the equipment area.
Refreshments will be on sale at HMS Calliope
Toilets will be available at the venue
First aid will be available during the event
Please Note: A professional photographic service is on site to capture the event and these pictures will be available for sale to participants. We ask that you do not make any alternative arrangements for commercial photographic services to attend the event.
How will the event run?
There are 4 basic stages to the event however these are location dependent:
1. Participants register with Zip Slides UK
2. On completion of registration, participants are directed to the kitting-up area by charity staff. On arrival, they will be weighed, briefed and kitted up by ZSUK staff. Participants will then be escorted to the launch point
3. The participants will be briefed and then called forward one at a time to zip. On completion of the zip slide they will be directed back to kitting up where the equipment is returned
4. Participants are directed/escorted back to the thank you desk
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