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Always Another Adventure

Always Another Adventure

Author: Simon Willis

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In February 2023 Scotland will mark twenty years of Land Reform legislation that gave a Right of Responsible Access to the countryside.  Yet challenges remain with some confusion about what's allowed and a reduction in the number of staff who had been appointed to upload access rights.  There's also a challenge of equality of access, to widen the number of people taking physical activity in open spaces.   Helen Todd, the campaigns and policy manager at Ramblers Scotland, guides us on the way ahead.Ramblers Scotland Paths Map     The Out There Award     Helen Todd's TwitterIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
In the summer of 2022, Cory Jones led a group of six paddlers through the Yukon territory in Canada.  Their group of six covered 1000 miles, through two time zones and six river systems.  However, the adventure wasn't exactly harmonious eventually splitting into two groups.  Age was the dividing line. This generational divide was echoed among communities of First Nation people they met along the rivers.  As well as describing a tough adventure, Cory speaks frankly about all these differences and the impact climate change has already brought to their environment and way of life.  Expedition website    Cory's blog   Cory's business Highland Experiences  First Aid TrainingIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
A phone app that offers cycle coaching using artificial intelligence.  It learns from how your workout performance and adjusts future sessions.  We hear how former professional cyclist Richard Lang moved from racing to coaching, before making the  leap to tech-business start-up.  We can offer a discount code for Spoked to use at Sign Up.  Please don't ask me how to use Spoked - check their 'How To' video  or contact Spoked direct.60 days free ALWAYSANOTHERADVENTURE60 - 500 Review PlacesIf you miss out then45 days free ALWAYSANOTHERADVENTURE45 - over 5000 places  Spoked website    Apple App Store       Google PlayThis is not a sponsored or paid podcast.  The channel has received financial or benefit in kind.  I just think it's interesting and wish to share it with you.  Video of Spoked in action:    www.TinyURL/AAA-SpokedIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
This is a strange one, because the host, Simon Willis, becomes the guest.  Sean McFarlane interviews me about my Torino Nice Rally ride.  Here are links to things we talk about; videos of the ride, preparation videos, maps and information about travel / kit as well as the Resources page of AlwaysAnotherAdventure.com  Torino Nice Rally home page.If you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website  
A world-renowned authority on bike fit, Phil Burt quite literally wrote the book; the link to buy the new edition is below.  He has optimised the position of many great cyclists with by British Cycling  including Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins.  Their framed Tour de France yellow jerseys are on Phil's studio wall.  I visited Phil at his Manchester studio for a bike fit, and it seems many cyclists share similar challenges.  We chatted while he worked and  result allows us to evesdrop on a world-class bike fitter at work.Phil Burt's bike fitting website: www.philburtinnovation.co.ukBuy book on AmazonIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
Round the world single speed cyclist Markus Stitz has written a new guidebook to the best gravel rides in Great Britain.  Here Markus takes us on an urban gravel ride around Edinburgh.Buy Markus' book hereWatch a YouTube video of our ride: http://tinyurl.com/AAA-MarkusVideoIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
Recorded on location with Calum Maclean, one of Scotland's best known open water swimmers.  He takes Simon and Liz Willis on their first Swim Packing adventure.   There's also video of this adventure on the YouTube channel Always Another Adventure - link: https://tinyurl.com/AAA-SwimpackingVideoCalum's book 1001 Outdoor Swimming Tips is published by Vertebrate on 7th July 2022If you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
The Torino-Nice Rally is a 700km journey through the Alps over high cols, mixing road and gravel riding.  Its creator James Olsen answers many of the questions riders might have before undertaking this journey.Website           InstagramVideo version of this interviewIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
Many people have started wild swimming during the pandemic as a way to de-stress and stay fit.   Lifelong swimmer Dr James Douglas, a General Practitioner in the Scottish Highlands, has advice for new swimmers and those who have been doing it a long time.  He describes two (thankfully rare) conditions that can affect outdoor swimmers, one of which is very like a stroke.  Yet some doctors might be unaware of its existence.Check out our YouTube channel and website 
The one and only Adventureman superhero, Jamie McDonald has run across continents to raise money for hospitals which treat sick children.   Here he talks about running 5,500 miles across 22 States of the USA entirely unsupported.  As a child a spinal condition threatened his ability to walk.  Now his Superhero Foundation has raised more than one million pounds for sick children's charities.The book of his latest adventure is called Running America, and it's very good (honestly - I read and thoroughly enjoyed it).Buy Running America on Amazon UKJamie's website: AdventureMan.org      Twitter    Instagram    FacebookIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
Many listeners will be used to training for events of big trips.  Mike Dales calls these 'five course days' and wants you to pay more attention to the 'bread and butter' days.  His book Find Time for Exercise gives ideas for daily challenges to keep you moving which in turn creates greater base levels of fitness, no matter your starting point.   Mike and his partner run, walk, cycle, kayak or ski at least 5km every day and have done so for eight years.FindTimeForExercise.com     Twitter   Instagram   Facebook    YouTubeBook on Amazon.co.ukIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
We’re stepping out of the monthly schedule with this podcast to bring you something extra. There are two parts to this conversation with Nick Butter who we heard from in episode 38.   The second part is about setting a new record for running around the coast of Great Britain.  The first is about a new, worldwide charity he’s establishing that is so different I genuinely think you’ll be interested in hearing more.  www.the196foundation.com/      Instagram  nickbutterrunning.com/     Instagram
There are nineteen, sort of official, long trails on this island and Martyn Howe has waked them all.   I’ll talk to Martyn about Long Distance Walking and his new book Tales From The Big Trails.  And we won’t stop there.  Because Martyn is quite a cyclist too having, among many other things, circumnavigated the north-sea by bike.Martyn's Website    Instagram   Twitter   Facebook     Buy Martyn's book at Vertebrate Publishing   If you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
She set out to run around the world.  She could become the first person to do it during a global pandemic.Marie Leautey, better known as 'Lootie', faced barrier after barrier while trying to run across Europe but she succeeded.  She speaks to us on her first day in the USA as she prepares to run across her second continent.Lootie's website is Lootie-run.com     Donation pageStrava     Garmin     Instagram    FacebookIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
It’s hard to overstate how ill prepared Elise Downing was to run around the coast of Britain.  But she did it, covering the five thousand miles in ten months.  Her very readable book about the adventure is published July 2021 and is called Coasting.  Here Elise reads excerpts from the book and how she went from jogger to ultra-runner.Elise's Website      Facebook      Twitter    InstagramBuy the book on AmazonIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
We cover a lot of ground with Dr Ian Walker, which seems rather fitting.  He ignored sport until the age of 40 then threw himself into ultra-running before abruptly switching to ultra-distance cycling and setting the trans-Europe world record.  He's also a psychologist researching drivers' behavior towards cyclists and has some fascinating insights about helmets and staying safe on two wheels.Ian's book Endless Perfect Circles      Twitter     InstagramIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
Henry Gold  runs the travel company TDA Global Cycling which organises epic, expedition- length rides that cross continents.  This is not an advert for his business, it’s a story of life filled with adventure.  Henry is not an athlete and regards cycling as a means to an end.  It was almost by accident he started a business which allows other adventurers to fulfill their cycling dreams.TDA Global Cycling website      YouTube   Twitter   Instagram   FacebookIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
He has twenty five world-firsts to his credit, including the first person to reach the remote Scottish archipelago of St Kilda by paddle board.   In his twenties, Dean lost his sight but found adventure and in this podcast he shares some of his greatest stories.ExtremeDreams.co.uk     Dean-Talks.com      YouTube    TwitterIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel and website 
By his own admission Kevin Webber is not a great runner, yet he has tackled some of the world's most challenging multi-day races.  His moment of inspiration came from a very dark place, after being diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer.  He was told he had two years to live - six years ago.  In this podcast Kevin mixes stories of adventure with inspiration to step off the hamster wheel and live the life you want.  "Every one has two lives", says Kevin, "and the second starts when you realise you only have one".Kevin's website   and film about him   Just Giving page for Prostate Cancer UKIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel 
Where do you go when you want a new bike?  Your local bike shop?  The internet?  Josh Reid went to the factory of bike maker Giant, in China.  Then he rode the bike home to Newcastle and made an excellent film about his adventure.Josh's Instagram        YouTube ChannelJosh's 'Cycling Home from China' filmIf you enjoy this podcast, please support the hosting costs by buying me a virtual coffee at www.ko-fi.com/sunartmediaCheck out our YouTube channel 
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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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