Sky Ride – Great Barr Express

I led my first skyride of 2014 in conjunction with British Cycling. On the morning myself and two fellow leaders were greeted by 24 hardy other souls who had signed up for the spring ride series. The route took us from Great Barr into the Countryside North of Birmingham and in to Staffordshire. We thenContinue reading “Sky Ride – Great Barr Express”

Sky Ride 2014 – Sunday 23rd March Birmingham

Im involved on this ride as a leader. Still a few places left See more at: http://www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=36262#sthash.8Eb9bPmq.dpuf Spring Series 2014 – The Great Barr Express Sunday 23rd March at 10.00am Cycling time Ride distance Suitable for Challenging 130 Mins 24 Miles 11+ (children 11-15 with adult) 15 Miles Birmingham 5 Free places remaining Sky RideContinue reading “Sky Ride 2014 – Sunday 23rd March Birmingham”

Mountain Skills and Wild Camping Course

Last week I spent two days with Adie working on the skills required to safely travel in a mountain enviroment. We spent 2 days walking around the Moelwyns in Snowdonia which included an Idyllic Wild camp. The weather forecast indicated snow lying above 750m so ice axe and crampons were packed just in case. WeContinue reading “Mountain Skills and Wild Camping Course”

Gold D of E Training – Cannock Chase

I have spent the past 3 days working on a Gold D of E training refresher course based on Cannock Chase. During the weekend there were 30 pupils from Windsor High school undertaking a refresher weekend prior to there qualifying expedition in April. During the weekend we covered all aspects of the gold syllabus andContinue reading “Gold D of E Training – Cannock Chase”

Winter Wild Camp – Snowdonia

This was my first outing with the Bremex Mountaineering and Climbing club – http://www.bremex.org.uk. At 09-00 am on Saturday morning I joined Jim, Claire, Kent,Julia and Graham in the Pinnacle Cafe in Capel Curig. After a chat and a cup of tea we split into two groups and started on our journey into the mountains.TheContinue reading “Winter Wild Camp – Snowdonia”

Multi Activity Day at Great Brampton House

On Saturday I spent the day at Great Brampton House in Herefordshire, working with Simon from Phoenix Leisure Events. We were running a multi activity event for a private party who were staying at the hotel. The events consisted of Archery, Air Rifles and Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting. The party guests ages ranged from 8Continue reading “Multi Activity Day at Great Brampton House”

Multi Activity Day

I have worked on a multi activity day with year 7 pupils from St Matthews School in Birmingham on Thursday this week. The event took place in the grounds of Southfields Farm, Coleshill and included team building tasks, mountain biking , archery and traversing. I was involved in leading groups of children around on mountainContinue reading “Multi Activity Day”

Team Building and Problem Solving Days

For the first 3 days of the past week I have spent time delivering team building and problem solving challenges to local schools in the Birmingham area. The very hot weather has made it particularly challenging for the pupils as they undertook the tasks in blazing sunshine. After every activity we had a break asContinue reading “Team Building and Problem Solving Days”