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Jack Thurston is a cyclist, a food lover, a photographer, a guide-book writer and an early podcast pioneer. We talked about adventures close to home and what the world of 'Adventure' looks like in the 21st Century.
Rhiane Fatinikun was a self-confessed fan of Netflix and raving when she spotted hikers getting off a train in the Peak District and, on the spur of the moment, decided to take up hiking! A week later she set up the Black Girls Hike Instagram page and began leading groups of black women on hikes.
Karen Darke is an adventurer and Paralympian handcyclist. It is fortunate that Karen has what she describes as “an adventurous gene”, as life in a wheelchair is full of the unexpected...
David Elliott is Chief Executive at Trees for Cities, having previously cleared landmines around the world. Trees for Cities is the only UK charity working at a national and international scale to improve lives by planting trees in cities.
Sabrina Pace-Humphreys is an ultra-runner, a businesswoman, a mother of four and a grandmother of two. She is very clear which is the toughest of these challenges...!
David Hanney is the Co-founder and CEO at Alpkit, an outdoor and bike brand for enthusiasts and adventurers.
Volunteering is Not Only Giving Something Back, it's Doing Something for Yourself. Living Adventurously 59
Paul Sinton-Hewitt is the founder of Parkrun, the worldwide phenomenon that sees thousands rock up to local parks around the world every Saturday morning to run a timed 5k. Paul began ParkRun at a time when his own life was not going very well. He wanted people to not only run, but mostly join him for coffee afterwards.
David Lindo, also known as The Urban Birder, is a broadcaster, writer, naturalist, photographer and passionate birder - in particular in urban environments: it is possible to see 200 bird species in a year in London. David has been a keen birder 'since the devil was a boy'!
Dan Lawson is a Team GB 24hr Ultra runner. Dan and his wife Charlotte founded ReRun, a company aimed at prolonging the life of running clothes and equipment.
Kieran Harkin is a conservationist and educator. He founded GET OUT to use environmental education to strengthen the connection between Tower Hamlets' young people and the natural world.
Brian Cookson is the former president of British Cycling, helping to oversee the miraculous transformation of the sport to become Team GB's most successful Olympic sport. Brian also loves trees and posts a daily Tree of the Day photograph on Twitter.
Zahrah Mahmood lives in Scotland and loves the mountains. She says, "you can find me in the hills with some sort of head covering." For Zahrah is known on Instagram as 'the Hillwalking Hijabi', sharing her cheerful, joyful experiences with a fast-growing audience.
Kate Rawles' 'Outdoor Philosophy' looks at the relationship between people and nature, telling stories through long bicycle journeys, including crossing South America by bamboo bicycle.
Daisy Narayanan is the director of Urbanism at Sustrans and is working on the central Edinburgh transformation project. Daisy is an architect, an urban designer, a cyclist, and a fan of books, food and music.
Mark Davey is the Chief Executive of the Youth Adventure Trust, a charity that uses outdoor adventure to empower young people to fulfil their potential and lead positive lives in the future.
Dan Raven-Ellison is a Guerrilla Geographer & Creative Explorer. He led the campaign to make London the world’s first National Park City and is working on a new project called “Slow Ways” to collaboratively create a network of 4,000+ walking routes that connect all of Great Britain’s towns and cities.
Anna Hughes is an author, environmental campaigner, cyclist and Director of Flight Free UK, a campaign set up to encourage people to fly less.
Steve Denby is the founder of Primal Roots, a social enterprise that believes in the restorative power of fitness and nature as a tool to achieve more than just improvements in health and wellbeing.
Why do you need to travel round the world when you can walk around Lewisham? Living Adventurously 46.
Jack Cornish is a walker, an artist, and a Londoner. He works for the Ramblers charity, working to protect and expand the places people love to walk and promote walking for health and pleasure.
Rosie Riley is the founder of Adventure Uncovered and a dedicated North Sea surfer who settles for cycling, running and outdoor swimming when in London. She is an advocate and promoter of sustainability and clean technology, and working towards a PhD in the sector.
Change is always good; attempting things out of your comfort zone is important. Living Adventurously 44.
Danny Bent was voted one of the 100 happiest people in the UK, and one of the 50 most inspirational people in London. He is an award winning author and journalist, Guinness World Record holder, and celebrated adventurer and community leader.
At the end of my ride around Yorkshire I decided to interview myself. Having spent a month grilling people with a card deck of difficult questions, it only seemed fair to have a go at answering them myself!
A chat with my Dad!
Leigh and Neil Heseltine run a traditional hill farm in Malham in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. They place an emphasis on leaving room for nature and Regenerative Agriculture.
Anna McNuff is fascinated by the powerful and delicate relationship that exists between mind and body. She ran 90 barefoot marathons through Britain to see if she could do it.
Jo Moseley is @healthyhappy50. She is the first woman to SUP coast to coast across the UK. She describes herself as a Joy Encourager, Midlife Adventurer & Beach Cleaner. Somebody else called her 'a fruitbat on a glorified surfboard' much to Jo's delight!
I never thought I could make a living from expeditions - I just stumbled into it. Living Adventurously 38
Matt Kettlewell was born and raised on a remote farm at the head of a long valley. There is no through road. Matt had travelled very little when he accidentally got a job that required him to move to Africa!
Tom Orde-Powlett's family have lived in Bolton Castle for 800 years. The Bolton Estate plays an important role in managing and caring for the beautiful area of Wensleydale. Tom considers it his duty to hand things over to the next generation in a better condition than he inherited it. Tom served in the Army for 7 years and was awarded the Military Cross. These days he is a passionate conservationist.
Anna Ashfield describes herself as "a kind of can't-be-arsed girl (who is really a middle aged woman). If an opportunity to do something arises, I test it by thinking, "when I go to bed at night and the opportunity has passed, will I regret it?" Fear alone is not an excuse to say no. But, if I simply don't want to do it, that is the best reason of all to say no, not for me."
Rose and Richard Bannister are busy dentists and parents. In their spare time they are also on a mission to live as adventurously as possible.