Heartbeat Hike 2016 at Wicksteed Park

Heartbeat Hike is one of our main Fundraising events of the year – so please donate.
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Arrival and Registration

A small team from Oxford Phab arrived early to set up a registration desk.
Sound systems being set up at The Rotunda
imageOxford Phab at the registration desk.
Clubs came from all over the country – many had made banners, which were later judged in a Best Banner Competition.

A selection of the banners, plus the flag of the Midlands Region.

Entertainment at the Bandstand

While clubs were arriving from far and near there was plenty to keep them entertained.

Fancy Dress competition

Official Start of Heartbeat Hike Wicksteed

As people finished they had their book stamped, were given a medal and were offered a drink of water.

Desk with medals and stamps.
Desk with medals and stamps.

No pictures of this actually happening as this was a hectic time, so this was taken after the rush had gone.

More entertainment at the Bandstand

While people ate their packed lunch there was more entertainment at the Bandstand


Phab goodies on sale

Music from Acoustic Us – a four piece Northampton band playing a variety of music.

George Martini doing a Zumba session as part of the afternoon activities – an amazing amount of energy on such a hot day.

More music with Helen and Garth

Train Ride

Some members bought discounted (with Phab membership card) wrist bands and went on the rides, but others had a more sedate train ride !

Packing up and going home

Loading the Oxford Phab Minibus
Loading the Oxford Phab Minibus

We packed up the Registration desk, and loaded the minibus, ready for the journey home.

Please Donate to Oxford Phab at Heartbeat Hike 2016

Heartbeat Hike – which we have been participating in for many years – is at Wicksteed Park this year.
We will taking a group in our minibus, and a couple of cars, and members will be walking and helping on the checkpoint/reception area.
The club receives no funding except the money we raise ourselves, and our present priority is the expense of keeping our Minibus running so we can bring members to club on a Friday night and go on trips, like our recent holiday at Avon Tyrrell.
Please make a donation via BT Mydonate, by clicking on one of the links below:

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Heartbeat Hike 2015

A bright and early start promises a good day as we assemble in Oxford, before boarding our new minibus to go to Heartbeat Hike.
‘Characters from Musicals’ was the fancy dress theme this year.
We drove to Hyde Park.
wp-1433672080585and assembled near the bandstand
Where we were greeted by Alain Paver and Ed Stewart who announced the start of the walk.
This is not a race, but an opportunity to walk, or wheel, or whatever, around the Serpentine with friends.
Some of Oxford Phab on the move
Stopping for refreshment at Checkpoint C
They had ice cold squash – lovely on a warm day !
DSCN1674Back to the bandstand – where the winners of the ‘best female’ fancy dress are announced. The one on the left looks – apart from being a bit green – quite like our Trisha, but who is the Ogre on her right ?
DSCN1675It is Kelly ! – Congratulations to both of you !
We also had musical entertainment from The Scallywags, the ‘Just Go With It’ band …
DSCN1681and Helen from Oxford Phab !

Heartbeat Hike 2013

This year Heartbeat Hike was on Sunday 16th June 2013. Some of the club – like many other Phab members from all over the South East – walked around the Serpentine.
DSCN0950Oxford Phab assisted with Checkpoint A, at the Bandstand, where we registered walkers, helped with enquiries and congratulated those who have finished.DSCN0951Some of the club – like many other Phab members from all over the South East – walked around the Serpentine.
DSCN0957Some were in fancy dress – here is Robin Hood and his Shadow…
DSCN0960Dancing !
DSCN0964Everyone dance !