Adventurer – Survivor- Cyclist – Coffee Meister
A one time excitement enthusiast a 40m fall in 2011 whilst climbing changed my life completely.
2011 – I fell 40m whilst climbing in the Lake District. By some miracle I didn’t die. Left with serious lasting injuries to my right arm and leg.
2012 – Rode a recumbent trike 350km coast to coast with a (still) broken leg, raising £3500 for Wasdale Mountain Rescue.
2013 – The frame year, much of which was spent with an Ilizarov frame in the continuing attempt to repair my right leg.
Competed in the para triathlon championships in Liverpool,
Rode 1000km in two weeks from the lowest point in the UK to highest whilst ‘in the frame’ and released the award winning short film, Little Chamonix.
2014 – Came 3rd in the BMC paraclimbing competition. Invited to join the British paraclimbing team.
C limbed Ben Nevis post ankle surgery to complete the In The Frame project.
In the Frame film released at Kendal Mountain Festival, winning ‘Best Spirit of Adventure’ at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival
2015 – After continuing pain and mobility issues, had the ankle fused.
Rode from Little Chamonix in Keswick to Chamonix in the French Alps, crossing 5 countries (via the Alpkit Big Shakeout) in 13 days, the highlight of which was a non stop ride from Strasbourg to Chamonix through Switzerland overnight, a distance of 390 km.
2016– Ran my first and last marathon with a fused ankle (I had been told I would never run again).
Organised the fourth ‘Long Day in the Saddle’ cross country ride: 1 day 120 miles, encouraging those who don’t think it’s possible, making it possible and raising funds for Mountain Rescue – total raised to date £2000.
2017 – The Broken Road in New Zealand. Bike packing around New Zealand on the Sonder Broken Road. Celebrating a surgery and recovery free year.
I champion the maxim ‘Healing through Happiness’ and I’ve spoken to audiences about how I thrived through the life changing injuries
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This little award winning film explains a lot of what I’ve been through