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Memories & Experiences

What I’ve been up to

Below, you’ll find a selection of my thoughts, memories and experiences as well as snippets of news. But for my main blog, please go to HardasTrails.com.

Day 1 of the Deloitte Ride Across Britain

980 miles in 9 days. On a bike. Those figures are enough to send most people into a corner to have a quiet word with themselves as they contemplate what that will do to their bum. But this is exactly what 700 odd riders, including yours truly, is going to be riding over the next 9 days, as we travel from John O'Groats to Land's End! Blimey! Photo opportunity at a price John O'Groats is one of those places that you never expect to go to, and...

Twisted Performance – perhaps the ultimate Land Rover Defender?

There is something rather magical about a Land Rover Defender. Having owned 3 of them, I still hold a love affair for these amazing beasts!  Indeed, owning a Land Rover is akin to cherishing a priceless piece of art.  The major difference is, you wouldn't do what one does with a Land Rover as you would your art. Yesterday, I was happily driving along through Wandsworth, when I spotted this magnificent vehicle.  It is almost my dream car.  Heck, I think it might be.  It turns out...

MITIE London Revolution 2013

What a weekend I've had.  180 miles of riding in the space of two days.  Never before have I cycled so far in such little time. MITIE London Revolution Day 1 EveryTrail - Find the best hikes in California and beyond MITIE London Revolution Day 2 EveryTrail - Find trail maps for California and beyond...

The Black Death Run 2013

When I was telling people that I was running the Black Death Run this weekend, I understandably got a few strange looks.  It doesn't exactly have a name that inspires confidence, especially when to go on the website, you would find a lot of sculls and a grim reaper looking chap. But when Zayne (long suffering GF) and I turned up this morning at Combe Sydenham Country Park for the 6th edition of this race, we knew that this was going to be a lot of...

Always back up your work – or learn the hard way

The realisation that your web site has been hacked is akin to discovering that your house has been burgled.  You feel violated, annoyed, shocked, surprised and then resigned to the fact that it's happened and there ain't nothing you can do about it now. However, what's even worse is when you discover that the last time you backed up your site was several years ago - the situation yours truly found himself in, when my web host suspended my account, leaving me in a bit of...

Meeting HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex at the International Award Friends Reception

As a filmmaker, I have been working with the Duke of Edinburgh International Award for a number of years, so I was delighted to be invited last week,  to the International Award Friends Reception at Coutts Bank on the Strand. It's thanks to many of the 'Friends' I was meeting, that the International Award has had so much success and is able to afford to do the worthy work it does.   I was lucky to met some fascinating people including the Earl of Wessex. You can...

Marathon des Sables – TalkUltra Interview 19 April

With the Marathon des Sables firmly behind me, it's quite strange listening to this podcast about how it went for me.  Ian Corless came around to my tent every to interview me after the stage.  This serves as a lovely reminder of what was going through my thoughts. Go to 35:40 for the MDS section of the podcast.  Or click here to see the original post of Episode 33 of TalkUltra. ...