Many life changing experiences after 9 years as a Royal Marines Commando & moving to Auckland New Zealand September 2001.
With the epicentre of the 7.1 earthquake near Christchurch NZ September 2010, a stone's throw from where I lived and farmed alpacas close to the foothills of the Southern Alps. With multiple daily earthquakes injury followed March 2011 whilst serving with NZRT12 and my pressured return with only a backpack to my home city of Norwich in the UK April 2011 to recover, hence, losing everything held dear to me.
How a successful person can go from having near everything in life to being shipwrecked and a refugee due to natural disasters 12000 miles away is beyond comprehension.
Through adversity one truly finds themself & the meaning of life!
Motivated to make a positive difference in this inspirational and dynamic world, by virtue.
Event's for charity - not on the street:
Escape and evasion by Cyclemaster - .6bhp engine in the wheel bicycle. Land's End to Shetland Isles. 1200 miles, 60 days. For BRC & Riders for Health Africa.
The Great British fish & chip run - circumnavigation of Great Britain's coastline on a 8.5bhp Royal Enfield diesel using recycled chip oil for fuel. Reaching Spean Bridge Commando memorial for the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines. 30 days, Oct-Nov 2014. Royal British Legion & BRC.
V Max to the Arctic Circle - riding a 160bhp motorcycle from London to Lapland winter. Dec 2014-Feb 2015, then riding back through the Baltic States. For RBL.
Range Rover full circle - circumnavigation of the British Isles with my 2 aged dogs in a 1970 RR. Unicef & the Royal Foundation.
Walking Land's End to John O'Groats. 9 weeks, 1000 miles. For Unicef & the Royal Foundation.