Always Another Adventure

Always Another Adventure

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April 30, 2021 47 min

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.

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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    Twitter

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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 ...

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January 31, 2021 40 min

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 Channel
Josh's 'Cycling Home from China' film

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Patrick Winterton made the first successful kayak crossing of the widest part of North Sea in a double kayak, together with Olly Hicks, retracing the route of the wartime 'Shetland Bus' from Scotland to Norway.
I recorded this podcast shortly after his return and it ran on another podcast series Sea Kayak Podcasts.  It is such an extraordinary adventure I decided it had earned a place among these great adventurers, and I hop...

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November 30, 2020 46 min

Nick Butter ran a marathon in every country as recognised by the UN, all 196 of them, and completed the adventure within two years.   His book Running the World has just been released yet he's off on another adventure.  Now he's tackling 100 marathons in 100 days, running the length of Italy, a country badly hit by Covid and, like the rest of Europe, heading into its second lockdown.  We chat with Nick in the back of his co...

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Mark Beaumont is one of the world's greatest endurance athletes.  He rode around the world in 78 days, averaging 240miles each day. 
In this podcast we explore the professionalism behind Mark's extraordinary career.  He treats each project like a business start-up.  He learnt public speaking, how to writing books and how to use other media.  Links below to things we mention in our conversation.

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September 30, 2020 43 min

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.

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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.

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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 c...

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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 ...

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August 1, 2020 40 min

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.

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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 ex...

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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....

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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 mo...

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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   Instagram

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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.

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