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Danny began adventuring at the age of four when he cycled down the steep steps that led up to his family home in Buxton. The cuts on his knees, and sore head did nothing to deaden his adventurous spirit or his love of cycling.
After leaving university he found himself trapped in an office turning paper for a living. To keep himself sane he would take his bike around the world competing for Great Britain at Duathlon, Quadrathlon and Triathlon from 2004 – 2008.
One day in the Alps he found himself lying at the bottom of a cliff having fallen ten metres to what should have been his certain death. He decided enough was enough he was changing his life for the better.
He became a teacher and then decided he would teach at a school in India to bring a topic in the national curriculum to life. Having taught Green Awareness all year he felt he couldn’t fly to India and after pressure from class 3B he ended up cycling and hence living a dream he had had since he was 11 years old.
Battered and bruised, covered in dust, looking sickeningly thin and with a rather dodgy haircut, after a nasty brush with a host of maggots, he arrived into Chembakolli on his 31st birthday – twenty years since he had told his head mistress in an assembly that what he wanted to do in life was cycle round the world for charity.
In 2011 Danny is bogging, folding biking, trekking ot the South Pole and maybe a few more crazy bits and pieces!!
Danny is an eccentric. Missing his calling to join the circus Danny prides himself at his balloon animal making, juggling of fire (even if it sometimes spreads to his clothes), and has been the Bog Snorkelling world champion and Guinness World Record holder since 2007.