Bike exploring: Help for Heroes
OS GetOutside Champion, Helen Pollard, takes us on a great Mountain Bike (MTB) route used as part of the delivery of MTB leadership training to Phoenix House staff in collaboration with Cycling UK.
David Love is an adventurer, mountaineer and expedition leader.
He's also an Officer in the British Army and instructor with the Bear Grylls Survival Academy.
At the age of 18, David made a solo, unguided ascent of Mt Blanc, cementing his love for adventure. He has since gone on to climb some of the world’s most iconic peaks, including the Matterhorn and the Eiger. In 2017, he made the first recorded solo, winter traverse of the Transylvanian Alps; a journey that involved permeant sub-zero temperatures, several nights in an emergency snow hole and a very close encounter with a mountain bear!
But his true passion is rooted in the hills and mountains of the Great Britain, where he spends much of his time working with young people with the aim of inspiring the next generation to discover their own spirit of adventure.