About Andy

Andy spent 16 months cycling between London to Sydney for War Child. During that time he wrote for The Telegraph Travel blog and www.thecyclediaries.com. He returned to England to write The Cycle Diaries book and prepare for the historic Quest for the Inaccessible Pole, a journey to the centre of the Arctic Ocean.

Why I hate Spielberg

Stephen Spielberg has a lot to answer for. I mean, mostly great stuff like The Goonies and Raiders of the Lost Ark. But he also is responsible for my fear of open water swimming. I used to enjoy family trips to the seaside. We'd rarely get away as a whole family because running a farm [...]

Quality Mountain Days

The end of January saw me tick-off the first item on this years bucket list; the Mountain Training approved Mountain Leader training week with the excellent Phil George in Llanberis. My compadres and I spent 6 days learning to navigate, judge weather and manage groups over the hills, and indeed, the mountains of Snowdonia National [...]

2016 Review

The good, the bad and the ugly from the previous year plus a cheeky peek at the year ahead. 2016 was a mixed bag. The Good Loads of great things happened in 2016. Some were adventures out on the land, some were events that will help me work towards future expeditions and some things were [...]

A fundraising game changer

This is my third year taking part in the Ice Warrior Inaccessible Pole project. I have undergone hours of tricky scenarios and training has been hard, but not as hard and soul-destroying as raising the money to actually get on the ice. I spent the weekend at the Royal Geographical Society's annual expeditions and fieldwork [...]