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 Mahdi Chowdhury - Spontaneous, football, foodie, tech lover, competitive, adventurer and driven
What drives you to spend time outside?
Different scenery and a change of pace from a busy life. It’s amazing what even just a day out can do for your mind and general life.
Where are your favourite places to go?
Honestly anywhere new. Every place has a key feature about it which I love.
What is your favourite thing to do outdoors?
Watching the sun rise/set.
Who inspires you and how?
Honestly no one in particular. I think you can always take parts of peoples lives and learn from it. At the end of the day you decide what you like in certain people’s personalities and lives. It is down to you and what you like, that’s how it is for me.
What are your focuses this year to help people get outside more often?
To try and set up a local bike club or do some of my own events to push local people to get outside more.
What are your 3 biggest life achievements?
Climbing Ben Nevis, charity bike ride of 195km in Spain raising £2100 and coaching two 8-10 years football teams winning cups.
3 words you live by…
Respect, honesty and perseverance.
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Probably watching anime, I do end up binge watching whole anime series.Click to see all 100 GetOutside Champions