We are 3 men from the North East with a common interesting in drinking on Wednesday nights in toon.
John Bell(50), Gateshead – started canoeing in the 80’s where he went on to instruct canoeing for Gateshead Outdoor Activity Centre. He has tackled most of the white water challenges in the north and Scotland and has kept his hand in over the years although most of his activities these days include walking up peaks in Scotland. England and most recently Morocco.
Carl Rutter (25, allegedly), Newcastle – no canoeing experience at all until the start of this year. What he lacks in technique he makes up for with enthusiasm.
(me)Nigel Bradley (50), Gateshead – started canoeing with John in the 80’s and also instructed at the same place before branching off into Windsurfing and more latterly cycling having completed Lands End to John O’Groats Apart from a 1hr refresher in the sea a couple of weeks ago I haven’t touched a canoe for 25 years – it’s like riding a bike….