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 Lisa Wells - Usually found on a mountain with a big smile and two dogs.
What drives you to spend time outside?
My own mental health, a love of the outdoors and a passion to try new things. It’s also the best place to make memories with family and friends.
Where are your favourite places to go?
The hills and mountains of Snowdonia. The North Wales coast.
What is your favourite thing to do outdoors?
Mountain walking, wild camping and Stand Up Paddleboarding.
Who inspires you and how?
I’m inspired by anyone who pushes themselves to try something new or step outside of their comfort zone.
What are your focuses this year to help people get outside more often?
To arrange more women only group walks and wild camps to offer encouragement, support and advice to give the women more confidence. Continue to share my often simple adventures on social media to show that anyone can get outside, and that it doesn’t need to be anything big.
What are your 3 biggest life achievements?
Raising three incredible children. Overcoming a fear of the outdoors following a bad accident last year, and never giving up. Creating a life I love.
3 words you live by…
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Pink gin, Jelly Babies and Hobnobs.More from Lisa Wells