After successfully becoming winner one in our recent Facebook Competition to win 100 wristbands, Red Robin Trust co−founder Charlotte Anwyll, from Leicestershire, tells us how a few silicone bands will go a long way in helping them raise awareness.
Pictured left − Fundraising at the Great North Run − Charlotte, husband Mathew, sons Oliver and Joey, and friends Ben and Ruby.
Adventure Sports Improve Wellbeing
Susanne Rees, 28, from Northampton, has neurofibromatosis, a rare condition which affects balance, hearing and dexterity.
As a sporty person she knows all too well that there are few adventure activities on offer for disabled people. In a bid to change this, Susanne set up IDID Adventure, which offers action−packed pursuits to people with medical conditions.
Here she explains how adventure sports improve physical and mental health
Managing Risks as an Adventure Sports Addict
Richie Jones, 39, from Bristol, is addicted to adventure. As an avid surfer and mountain biker, he’s always seeking his next big thrill.
When he’s not busy working as a marketing director for Park Resorts, Richie can be found pedalling up a mountain or catching a wave in the surf.
“All holidays I go on are surfing or mountain biking related. I love the adrenaline rush but also the fact that you completely switch off from your everyday business stuff.” says Richie.
Cycle Your Way to Safety
Ray Mazey, 59, a mountain bike coach from Rivington, Bolton, offers his top tips on how to stay safe and enjoy off−road biking.
Ray has been a keen cyclist since he got his first bike as a child. But it wasn’t until he was in his 30s that a group of mountain bikers inspired him to give the sport a go.
“It looked such good fun and I was immediately interested. You can enjoy riding in beautiful surroundings without worrying about traffic on the roads. It was technically challenging as well, so from that respect it just appealed to me,” says Ray.
Staying Safe on the Slopes – Advanced Skier Offers Her Advice
Jessica Taper had a nasty fall during a ski instructor course.
In this feature, she advises people to take precautions when participating in extreme sports.
Pictured left: Jessica takes to the slopes on holiday at Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia, Canada
Life as a Blind Extreme Sports Addict
Meet Dean Dunbar, the adventure sports addict who doesn’t let being blind get in the way of his love for all things ‘extreme’.
Pictured above: Dean sandboarding in Western Australia, a sport similar to snowboarding which takes place on sand dunes.