Sonder Rider and Alpkiteer
Mechanical Engineer, Mountainbiker, Outdoorist, and Traveller with a penchant for the offbeat or unusual. Blogger, Tree Hugger, Bookworm, Earthling. Impulsive, passionate, and possibly a little bit reckless… Favours the underdog.
I enjoy racing but I’m not a racer (Particularly stage races and ultra-endurance). I like the dynamic that racing brings to an adventure and I enjoy the impetus it gives me to push myself harder than I might.
I’m also a Trail Runner, Snowboarder, Mountainboarder, bad Climber (semi-retired due to injury), Slackliner, and Carp Angler.
I hold a PADI Open Water certification and I am a long serving member of the prestigious British Carp Study Group.
The earliest and most important influences that shaped my future-self included Biggles, Evel Kneivel, Asterix the Gaul, and The Wombles. Current custodian of a small woodland and I’m particularly fond of Yorkshire tea, good coffee, and beer. Favourite Alpkit stuff: Faro Shorts, anything Kepler, Velocity and Momentum socks. Atom. The Sonder Signal Ti.