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Meet the Classic Challenge Team

Gavin Kramer

gavin-kramerI joined Classic Challenge as Managing Director in 2014 after spending 7 years in Singapore where amongst other things I founded the cycle events company Cycosports. I have spent 20 years working in the oil and gas industry which has taken me all over the world and given me plenty of inspiration for new challenges. I love the outdoors and am passionate about cycling, hiking, sailing, skiing and golf.

Abi Davis 

abi-davisI've recently joined the Classic Challenge team as Business Development and Marketing Manager.  I left university after studying Tourism Management and worked in construction for the last 9 years putting my passion for travel on the back burner.  Before moving to my current role I worked as a Travel and Events Co-ordinator and helped on numerous events and found that I love the buzz at registration and dishing out chocolate bars on break stops!  I love trekking and have completed the Isle of Wight coastal walk and climbed Snowdon.  I am looking forward to going on my first overseas trip with Classic Challenge in May to fulfil a life-long dream of trekking the Inca Trail.

Holly Elliott

holly-elliottI joined Classic Challenge in 2015 as a Travel & Event Co-ordinator after working at a Sports Marketing and Events agency since leaving university. In my previous role I organised a series of sporting events including cycle rides and running races. Since arriving at Classic Challenge I have worked on both UK and overseas events love working on the different events. In September I trekked Kilimanjaro which was a truly amazing experience and this year I’ll be taking on one of our cycling challenges in Burma!

Emma Kramer

Emma Kramer

I joined Classic Challenge in 2016 as the Nightrider Assistant.  My background is in event and conference organising and I have spent many years working with charities, both from the charity’s side and the corporate side.  I have lived and worked in America, Australia and Singapore and am lucky to have been able to travel extensively for both work and play.  Among my favourite places are Boston, Dunsborough, Cambodia and Rome.  This year I’m heading out to work on the ABF The Soldiers’ Society Frontline Walk, as well as the three Nightrider events.


 Sarah Sill

sarah-sillI began working for Classic Challenge in 1996 and over the years have held a number of diverse roles within the company, including operational positions which have taken me to a number of fascinating destinations, resulting in some fantastic experiences!  I am now the company’s Financial Controller, with responsibility for the company accounts and expenditure. I’m well experienced in the travel events field and the extent and range of my knowledge gives me a great overview of the business and what we deliver for our clients!

Gina Thomas

gina-thomasSince joining Classic Challenge in 2001 after my degree in Sport Science and Geography, I’ve been lucky enough to work in several roles. I’m now a Senior Manager responsible for our exciting Nightrider™ series of events. It’s a challenge, but I love creating an event, putting all the components in place and then seeing everyone on the night have a fantastic experience. My favourite challenge was my first – cycling along the Nile in Egypt staying in a cruise boat each night!

Lucy Thomas

lucy-thomasI joined Classic Challenge in 2013 and am now a Project Manager.  My interest in charity challenges started at school when I took part in a fundraising expedition to Mongolia.  Since then I have travelled extensively around Europe and after university embarked on a round-the-world-trip, spending much of my time in South America and Asia.  Among my travel highlights so far have been cycling in the Himalayas, trekking the Inca Trail and scuba diving in Thailand and The Philippines. Since being at Classic I have trekked up Kilimanjaro and cycled in Kerala and Burma.  Next item on the bucket list is Everest Base Camp…….

Natalie Walker

natalie-walkerI joined Classic Challenge in 2010 and am working as a Project Manager. Having studied Events and Marketing at university, I worked in Jersey for a year before travelling around the world for 18 months. Along the way I fell in love with South America and looking forward to any trips there. I have been on numerous London to Paris and London to Amsterdam events as well as trek along the Great Wall of China, through Kerala and Burma, which were all amazing experiences. This year I am heading to Peru to lead a group on the Inca Trail!