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.
Meet Andrew White - Dog-owning walking filmmaker and writer from Yorkshire.
What drives you to spend time outside?
It’s where I become alive and feel myself. Always been interested in landscapes, history, heritage and nature – and that sums up the outdoors for me.
Where are your favourite places to go?
As a Yorkshireman, I’d happily spend the rest of my outdoor life in my home county – so much to see here – but I also love the Isle of Man, the Peak District and North Wales.
What is your favourite thing to do outdoors?
I guess you wouldn’t be too surprised if I said walking (!) but I also enjoying cycling – and I’ve recently took up kayaking too… so there maybe a new TV series there…
Who inspires you and how?
Aiming to get more families out walking together and discovering the great outdoors. Also to get more dog owners to realise a great walk with their K9 friends doesn’t have to be off leads.
What are your 3 biggest life achievements?
My two daughters. My dog Mac – helping him overcome health and anxiety issues. Inspiring more people to go walking through my TV series Walks Around Britain.
3 words you live by…
Happiness, creativity, achievement.
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Can’t think of any!More from Andrew White