Training

BMW Motorbike Track Day at Silverstone

It’s no secret that I love speed and I love motorbikes and although I ride an BMW F800GS I also have a bit of a thing for BMW’s S1000RR, so naturally, I jumped at the chance to do a track and training day with the BMW Bahnstormer group and Focused Events on BMW’s ultimate superbike at Silverstone. A track day […]

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BMW Off Road Skills Level One Training

After almost 10 weeks away on The Go Trek I was excited to get back to my other favourite form of two wheel transport and this one has an engine, my motorbike! This year I’ve bee riding an F 800 GS.  It’s BMW’s unstoppable Enduro bike, great on road and great off road. In 2009 […]

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Strategy – how I keep Go’ing

I have been surprised by how many of the skills that I have learnt and called upon to climb big mountains – I’ve also been able to apply to The Go Trek. This trip will total almost 70days when I my journey ends on Friday and that’s the longest expedition that I have completed – even […]

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The Go Trek – Week Eight

Finishing last week after three 100mile days (an ElliptiGo hat trick!) meant that I welcomed a few days in Nice.  Although I had miles to cover, the time there meant that I had a couple of days of almost complete rest. The cote d’azur is as glorious as it’s name suggests. Jean-louis, inventor of the […]

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Firmer, fitter and faster!

I’ve been on the Go Trek for just over six weeks, I’ve covered 1,736 miles, had 6 rest days, participated in 1 stair race and completed three 100mile plus days! My weight when I left was 64kgs, it is now 61.5kgs.  I’m leaner all over and I have increased muscle definition in my legs, arms, back. I’m most excited about […]

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The Go Trek – Week Four

There have been some big events this week; we kicked off by ElliptiGo’ing the entire length of the River Ahr doing our first century on the GO’s (100 miles in one day), we had our first night camping, we slept in a barrel and we passed the 1000 mile mark – making this journey officially […]

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The Go Trek – Week One

Just a week ago I was heading to Everton Football Club to join Dave Cornthwaite for the start of our 3000mile journey on ElliptiGo’s.  For Dave this would be Expedition number 8 of his expedition 1000 journey and for me simply a new adventure and something very different, mostly staying close to sea level! Honestly […]

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The Go Trek

In 2011 I got an email from a guy named Dave Cornthwaite, he was working with an editor who we both knew and was also in Pokhara learning to paraglide with some of my friends…  He introduced himself and signed off with this – “maybe we’ll meet one day, on land or in the sky!” […]

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