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Always Another Adventure

Always Another Adventure

Author: Simon Willis

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It’s a bike race so hard, even the organisers weren’t sure anyone could complete it.  Competitors had to carry everything they needed, from food to fuel, to be entirely self-sufficient, right from the start.  No outside help was allowed.Josh Ibbett rode the 2000km off-road bikepacking event, from Land's End to John O'Groats in 7 days and 17 hours.  This is how he did it.Video about Josh's raceVideo about Josh's bikepacking rigJosh's YouTube   Instagram   TwitterPhoto credit: @breakawaydigitalIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
Donnie Campbell ran all 282 of Scotland's 'Munro' mountains in a new record time of less than 32 days, from 1st August to 2nd September 2020 cycling and kayaking between.  Here, for the first time, he tells the full story of his amazing August adventure.Donnie's Facebook    Instagram  Twitter  StravaJustGiving page for British Red Cross  Get Active RunningIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
The world of self supported, ultra distance cycle racing can seem a strange sub culture.  Emily Chappell has captured the essence of being one of these sleep deprived, exhausted riders in her book Where there’s a Will.  She came to this odd type of racing after being a cycle courier in London, an experience captured in her first book What Goes Around.  In this podcast Emily's reads from both books and these excerpts guide our conversation. Emily's books on Amazon       Website        Instagram     Twitter  If you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
The Highway Code is changing and we all have the chance to influence those changes.  If you ever ride a bike (or for that matter drive or walk down a street) it is worth having your say. Duncan Dollimore, the Head of Advocacy and Campaigns at Cycling UK, explains what’s proposed, where the controversy lies, and how you can influence the new highway code before October 2020.  Too often we feel those in power make decisions we can’t influence.  This time, we can.If you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCycling UK’s response toolhttps://action.cyclinguk.org/page/64572/action/1Cycling UK’s 10 key changeshttps://www.cyclinguk.org/sites/default/files/document/2020/07/highway_code_10_key_changes_0.pdfCycling UK’s Duncan Dollimore, bloghttps://www.cyclinguk.org/blog/what-you-can-do-improve-highway-codeDFT Consultation documenthttps://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/904038/consultation-on-a-review-of-the-highway-code.pdfDFT Response pagehttps://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/K736D5/
This is for anyone who thinks swimming is boring.  Ice swimmer Jade Perry talks us through her more unusual swims; glacial lakes, jungle reservoirs, the world ice swimming championships in Russia, and how she became the first person to swim between East and West Falkland Islands with no wetsuit.Instagram      Jade's sponsor, Mackie's ice creamIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
In 1993 Trevor Potts was part of an expedition to recreate Shackleton's audacious voyage from Elephant Island, off the Antarctic peninsula, to South Georgia.  Trevor now alternates his time between life of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula in Scotland and lecturing on Antarctic cruise ships about Shackleton and other explorers.  I spoke to Trevor in 2012 for Sea Kayak Podcasts, an earlier podcast series, and believe his story is so exceptional it should also be part of this series of great adventurers sharing their great adventures.Website    FacebookIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
Once you have run an ultra-marathon on each of the seven continents you join an elite running group with only five members.  One of them in Dr Andrew Murray from Edinburgh.  We talk about that achievement in this podcast, along with running in Mongolia, working for the NHS during C19 and the future for all of us living in a Covid world.  Plus the not so small matter of running 2660 miles from John O'Groats to the Sahara desert.  Twitter WebsiteIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
Chris Pountney set out to circumnavigate the planet by bicycle and boat, avoiding all motorised vehicles and aircraft.  When he was forced into a car on a border crossing, he started the circumnavigation again, eventually going around twice. Along the way he was joined by Dea Jacobson and they both join me for this podcast.  Chris has written two excellent books about this adventure, and I really do mean excellent.  That's why I tracked him down for a chat.The booksWebsite and blogIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
Dr Max Holloway worked with the British Antarctic Survey on climate change research and in this podcast we talk about the adventure of traveling to and working in a place so few of us will visit.  Max is an accomplished wild swimmer and, last winter, was invited to train the world renowned swimmer Lewis Pugh in the cold waters off the Outer Hebrides in preparation for Lewis' own swim in Antarctica.Twitter  Website  facebook  InstagramLewis Pugh's Antarctic videoIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
We’ve heard from some amazing athletes in the course of this podcast, but today we hear from two 'normal' cyclists, Martina Doherty and Nigel Birdsall who call themselves The LifeCyclers.  They were not aiming to break speed records yet they completed an amazing ride.  Their route took them through Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, India, Myanmar, South East Asia, Australia and into New Zealand, arriving just as Covid 19 hit.TheLifecyclers websiteIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
Cameron McNeish describes himself as 'Mountain bum, cycle tourer and campervan man', in his Twitter profile.  He is the best known hill walker in Scotland, possibly Britain, who has written for and edited many magazines including TGO-The Great Outdoors.  He has made numerous television programmes, mainly about outdoor activities.  His autobiography There’s Always the Hills (Amazon link) has been so successful, he has two more sets of memoirs planned. Cameron's websiteTwitter  YouTube  Facebook If you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
Sean McFarlane was a lawyer but quit to became a full time athlete and that’s one of the adventures we explore in this podcast.  Sean talks about the business of working with sponsors, magazines, other companies, plus devising a trans-scotland challenge that sounds utterly epic.Sean's Website   InstagramIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
Calum is more than a swimmer, he’s an outdoor enthusiast, and a good one too.  He completed the grueling Celtman extreme triathlon and last year set out to swim and walk across Scotland unsupported, towing all his kit.He has presenter three series of excellent programmes about wild swimming in Scotland for BBC Alba, and we talk about all of this in the podcast.Twitter   Instagram  Dhan Uisge  - BBC Alba Scottish Water Temperature GuideIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
The name Jonas Deichmann might not be too familiar to English speaking adventurers, but in three years he set three huge long-distance transcontinental unsupported cycling records.2017  14,000km Eurasia 64days (Portugal to Vladivostok)2018  23,112km Pan-American solo 97 days (cutting a month off previous record)2019  18,000km North Cape, Norway, to Cape Town, South Africa 72 days (again, a month off previous record)The film of Cape to Cape will be out in September 2020.Coronavirus permitting, Jonas attempt the world's longest triathlon record in 2020 which will take him around the globe.YouTube  Instagram  FacebookIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
Justine Curgenven is a highly accomplished expedition sea kayaker.  She helped to keep safe Sarah Outen, the round-the-world adventurer, when the pair became the first people to kayak the Aleutian Islands, the chain which stretches from Alaska into the Pacific Ocean.This interview is a companion piece to Podcast 21 with Sarah Outen.  However, it goes further and explores Justine's more recent adventures, now she has moved from Wales to Vancouver Island, Canada.Justine Curgenven's film of Kayaking the Aleutians on CackleTVCackleTV.comTwitter  YouTube  Facebook    Sarah Outen's film Home on Vimeo If you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
Sarah Outen circumnavigated the northern hemisphere using only human power.  Well, almost.  She traveled by bike, rowing boat and kayak and this is the first of two podcasts about that journey.  The second podcast is an interview with Justine Curgenven, who was Sarah’s companion on a massive sea kayaking stretch of the journey along the chain of Aleutian Islands off Alaska.  The film of the journey is called 'Home' and is now available (at a reduced price) on Vimeo of Demand here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/sarahoutenhomeSarahOuten.com   Twitter   Instagram  Sarah's book, Dare to Do on Amazon Justine Curgenven's film of Kayaking the Aleutians on CackleTVIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
He is probably the world’s best known sea kayaker, partly because of his award winning instructional films, but mainly because Gordon Brown is such a good coach.Gordon is a friend but I haven’t seen him for ages because he has moved his family from the west coast of Scotland to the west coast of Canada.  In this podcast we’ll talk about his early days of canoeing, teaching in Nepal, and a fantastic trip to Greenland with the late Duncan Winning to trace the history of a sea kayak.  Plus we dive into Gordon's new book, Sea Kayak Safety and Rescue. Ocean Rivers Sports, CanadaFacebook Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown - films & booksIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
In the world of ultra distance hiking Chris Townsend is outstanding.  20+ books to his credit, the gear editor of Great Outdoors magazine, and the first person to complete a round of the Munros and tops (not as said in introduction) in a continuous journey entirely on foot.In this podcast, Chris shares advice for hikers tackling the 2021 TGO Challenge, a backpacking event across Scotland that has been cancelled for 2020 due to COVID19. Mainly we talk about two amazing ultra-distance walks on the Arizona Trail and the Pacific Northwest Trail.Chris’ websiteTwitter @townsendoutdoorIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
Kevin Woods is only third person to have completed a winter round of Scotland's Munros, mountains over 300pft high.  That's 282 mountains in 97 days in the long, soaking wet, depths of a Scottish winter.Living in his van, with only a few friends for support, Kevin had to support himself.  As if walking 1400 miles wasn't enough, he had to shop, cook, dry kit, plan routes and check weather himself, then drive to the ranges which looked most promising.  He only just finished as the Coronavirus lockdown came into force.Kevin's Instagram   YouTube Channel   WebsiteIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
He’s a mountain bike racer who graduated from day races, to 24 hour events, to stage races.  Then Josh Ibbett moved into ultra endurance bike packing and won one of the biggest, the Transcontinental.Here we speak about that race, Josh’s early racing career, his bikes and the Tour Divide Race on which he came 6th last year and had been hoping for a win in 2020.Josh's YouTube   Instagram   TwitterIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmedia
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Alan Hill

one of my favourite podcasts Simon makes a great job of interviewing some very interesting people from the world of adventure ,,I'm hooked, the cycling surgeon is one of my favourites it's always good when a new episode comes along

Apr 10th
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