Always Another Adventure

Always Another Adventure

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July 31, 2022 38 min

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.

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Watch a YouTube video of our ride: http://tinyurl.com/AAA-MarkusVideo

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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-SwimpackingVideo

Calum's book 1001 Outdoor Swimming Tips is published by Vertebrate on 7th July 2022

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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.

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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 ca...

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September 30, 2021 33 min

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 ...

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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. 

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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     
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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 page

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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    Instagram

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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.

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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.

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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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March 31, 2021 37 min

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.

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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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JustGiving page for British Red Cross 
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