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Learn to surf, gourmet gluten­free din­ing, climb the stairs of Lon­don’s Gherkin for char­ity.

GET STAIRCLIMBING!

Want to phys­i­cally chal­lenge yourself and re­ward more than just your body? Lon­don’s Gherkin chal­lenge, Oc­to­ber 22, is an ex­cel­lent way to do just that. Run up 38 sto­ries of the iconic 30 St Mary’s Axe and en­joy well-earned cham­pagne, a mas­sage and in­cred­i­ble panoramic views of the Lon­don sky­line, all in the name of fundrais­ing for the Na­tional So­ci­ety for Preven­tion of Cru­elty to Chil­dren (NSPCC). Sign up at nspcc.org.uk.

EAT, SLEEP, SURF

Want to hold on to that sum­mer feel­ing for as long as you can? Why not spend three days in Devon at ETE TriCamp’s Surf-Fit re­treat (Oc­to­ber 6-8), get­ting ac­tive, eat­ing well and chal­leng­ing yourself ? Don’t worry if you’ve never surfed be­fore – ex­pe­ri­enced coach Mark Capps will guide you through it. The long week­end also in­cludes open­wa­ter swim­ming, trail run­ning and beach fit­ness. It costs £450, in­clud­ing B&B ac­com­mo­da­tion, surf kit, daily trans­fers and de­li­cious seafood meals from lo­cal restau­rants; visit etet­ri­camps.com.

MAKE A BEELINE

you’re a cy­clist who’s tired of stop­ping at ev­ery street cor­ner to get your mo­bile out and check your sat nav, Beeline’s what you need. The sim­ple com­pass-like de­vice at­taches to your han­dle­bar, and has an ar­row to in­di­cate the dis­tance and di­rec­tion you need to go in. Down­load the app, key in your des­ti­na­tion plus any stops you want to make, and off you go, turn­ing left or right as in­di­cated. £99; hal­fords.com.

DINE GLUTEN-FREE

Here’s the per­fect fine-din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for all you dairy-free and gluten-free food lovers. Indigo at the beau­ti­ful One Ald­wych Ho­tel in Lon­don’s Covent Gar­den is the first restau­rant in a lux­ury ho­tel to be dairy- and gluten-free, thanks to its new tast­ing menu by Chef Do­minic Teague. It’s also of­fi­cially ac­cred­ited by Coeliac UK. It of­fers both veg­e­tar­ian and non-veg­e­tar­ian menus and you can ex­pect de­li­ciously fresh, sum­mery flavours and im­pec­ca­ble ser­vice; visit oneald­wych.com or call 020 7300 0400 to re­serve a ta­ble.

WORK­OUT WITH A VIEW

Fancy join­ing the yacht set? Lon­don­ers can now work out on the deck of su­per­lux­u­ri­ous yacht ho­tel Sun­born Lon­don in Dock­lands, which has launched a new personal train­ing pro­gramme with The Well­ness Col­lec­tive. En­joy an in­cred­i­ble view of Lon­don from the fifth floor of the yacht as you get your sweat on with ex­pert train­ers. The 45-minute work­out, com­bin­ing HIIT ex­er­cises with car­dio and mo­bil­ity work, will get your heart rate up, what­ever your fit­ness level. Classes are lim­ited to five peo­ple, so you get in­di­vid­ual at­ten­tion and mo­ti­va­tion. Af­ter­wards, en­joy com­pli­men­tary smooth­ies and healthy re­fresh­ments. Book now for the in­tro­duc­tory price of £18; sun­born­ho­tels.com/lon­don/.

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