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16th May 2017
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On top of the world! – What have I learnt?

Hey guys, I hope you’re all well and everyone is having a great year so far, can you believe we are almost half way through 2017 already! I know it’s pretty crazy… I’ve always said, “Time is one of the most important things we have”. Today as I sit here typing this blog, it is the 16th May 2017. This day will always be a special day for me. “Why”? I here you cry, well exactly six years ago, I was stood on top of the world, on the summit of Mount Everest. Something I will never forget for as long as I live. In the last six years I have cycled around the world, been rescued twice, once in the Indian Ocean and once in the Atlantic Ocean. Had too many smaller micro adventures to mention, and most importantly, I’ve met some incredible people. I am often asked what […]
10th January 2017
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2017 Is Your Year!

Happy New Year everybody! What a year 2016 has been, not just for myself but for the people of this amazing world! For me there has been disappointment but also amazing highs, the launch of my first book, “The Ultimate Triathlon,” is something I’ll never forget. The support and feedback has been brilliant, and I need to thank everyone for that. I often asked myself whilst writing the book, which took the best part of a year, “can I really do this?”. I had days where I literally couldn’t even string a sentence together, but I also had days where I would produce over five thousand words and everything just flowed effortlessly. I guess all things we work on have their ups and downs. Looking back, it doesn’t seem so bad I guess, and I think 2017 will certainly see the start of my second book. The lows have been […]
7th October 2016
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Getting things done!

Hi guys, It’s been pretty much non stop since I returned from my cycle around Britain. I can’t believe that two weeks have passed already! The main news is, my book “The Ultimate Triathlon” is now available as an eBook on Amazon. It’s taken some time but it’s finally ready for you to download. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LY3GGN6/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_l4N9xbSCVBTHA Last week I spent the day with James from Vaaru Bikes, rebuilding my machine that took me round Britain. You can check out his titanium bike range here http://www.vaarucycles.com and I promise a video of my full bike set up will be coming next week. It’s now coming into speaking season so am finding myself attending events and meeting new people on a regular basis. I thoroughly enjoy the experience and know that I’m very lucky to be doing this for a living at the moment. I’ve realised that it doesn’t matter who you are […]
22nd September 2016
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Reflecting On My Round Britain Ride!

Hey guys, Well after a few nights in my own bed, I am now well and truly rested and strangely eager to get out on my bike again! You wouldn’t think so after riding non-stop for 37 days. Everyone gets different things from exercise and cycling but for me being out on my bike helps me stay motivated and energised. Now I’m back I can reflect on what has been a great little trip around Britain. Certainly some of the best cycling in terms of scenery was in North West Scotland, very rugged and mountainous which is a landscape that I am fond of, it also has a very close resemblance to some parts of America that I have cycled through. Although there are some fairly flat parts of the country, I can honestly say that Britain in general is pretty hilly, or at least I thought it was! My […]