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7th October 2015
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Taking Opportunities

Hi everybody, It’s been a busy few weeks, mostly with training and preparation for the Atlantic Pedalo crossing this January, which I am eagerly looking forward to. A few weeks ago an opportunity came my way, and it didn’t take me long to decide whether I was going to take it. How many opportunities come your way, and do you always take them? I guess opportunities come to all of us in some way, shape of form. Sometimes the crucial ability is being able to recognise an opportunity, or turn something into an opportunity. I have thought a lot about opportunities and realised I simply wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for an opportunity that came my way. So with that in mind I am heading out to the Amazon jungle in November. It’s a short trip with the objective being to film a series of short […]
18th September 2015
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It’s going to be a busy year

Hi everyone, a few weeks ago I uploaded a short video on twitter giving you a clue to a pretty awesome project that I am now involved with this coming January. Recently I was put in contact with a rather cool guy who has decided to fulfill a dream expedition. To cross the Atlantic Ocean in a pedalo! Yes you did read this correctly, a pedalo… He then went on to ask me if I would assist him to make the crossing across the Atlantic Ocean. I obviously jumped at the chance and the prospect of trying something new is very exciting. Both Anthony and myself will be pedaling, (literally) across 3,000 miles of Ocean It’s going to be what I would call a hybrid crossing as the boat has been built with a main pedal position but also retains a rowing position. Hopefully the boat will have a cool […]
24th August 2015
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What’s next?

Hey guys, Since my last blog I have been mostly training and working on next year’s summer project. I did say I would reveal what I am planning to do in my last blog – ‘So what are you doing?’ – I hear you cry. I have been fortunate enough to have undertaken many projects around the world over the last five years; some based on land and others at sea. They have all been fantastic, but I’ve decided that it’s time to do something in my own back yard, as it were. Obviously the recent Indian Ocean rescue I was involved in may make you think that I’d be put off water-based expeditions, however I still love being on the water and it has far from put me off. In May 2016 (exact date to be confirmed) I will set out from under the iconic London Tower Bridge, to […]
11th August 2015
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What did I learn from the rescue in the Indian Ocean!

It’s not every day you find yourself in an ocean looking up at a colossal tanker whilst getting pummeled against the side of it by the waves, wondering, how on earth am I going to haul myself up this to safety. Well that’s what happened to me just over a month ago! Here are a few things that I took away from the experience. It certainly made me realise just how lucky I am to be doing the things I love for a job. Prior to the rescue I was always preoccupied, chasing sponsorship deals and generally trying to make various things happen. I still however do all of the above but before I was blinkered and was only looking at the things I didn’t have, instead of what I have been fortunate enough to do over the years. Things will always go wrong at some point, that’s just life! […]