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pounds 15

"escaped convicts" can make a run for it and raise money for St John Ambulance. On Saturday 4 July there will be an organised "jail break" from the London Dungeon. Sponsored escapees will see how far they can travel in 24 hours without spending any money. The fee includes breakfast, T-shirt, and access to a 24-hour emergency hotline. For more information, call 0171-235 5231.

pounds 19.99

you can fly one-way to Dublin from London Stansted or Luton. If you're worried that you might get homesick, there is also a return ticket for pounds 39.98. Both prices are exclusive of the pounds 10 government tax and are valid for at least 8,000 seats each week. For more details, call Ryanair on 0541 569569.

pounds 120

those who enjoy a rough ride can spend a weekend mountain-biking in the Yorkshire Dales or the Brecon Beacons. The mainly off-road routes can be modified depending upon the requirements of the party. Price includes accommodation, all meals and bike hire. Call Saddle Skedaddle on 0181- 914 7012.

pounds 315

you can ride a new Harley-Davidson from Los Angeles into Mexico for a week. Other motorcycle breaks include a 10-day tour of South Africa on a BMW for pounds 1,250, and 10 days off-roading in Morocco's Atlas Mountains for pounds 1,300. For these motorcycling tours (and others to Bhutan, Peru and New Zealand) call H-C Travel on 01256 770775.

pounds 549

per person, you can take a seven-night trip to China this June. The package includes a tour of the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the Great Wall. Also included is return flight (Heathrow-Peking), seven nights' B&B at a four-star hotel, and all transfers and taxes. Call Qantas Holidays on 0990 673464.

pounds 650

you and yours can have a Slovenian summer wedding. A horse-drawn carriage will convey you to Bled registry office before a special marriage ceremony in the idyllic church of St John, a romantic trip on Lake Bled, and a three-course wedding dinner. Call the Crystal Holidays' weddings team on 0181-390 8217.

pounds 799

per person, you can learn to swim on a one-week course in Egypt's Sinai Desert. The course lays emphasis on the body's natural balance. Includes return flights from London Gatwick, seven nights' B&B at the Coral Hilton Nuweiba and five days of tuition. Call Destination Red Sea on 0181-440 9900.