Beeline Britain

One of the Last Great British Adventures…….

Inside Beeline Britain

I am graduating this summer from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) as a journalism student. I was given the opportunity to join the Beeline Britain Crew, a unique work experience … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

Wonderful Porthgain and on to Holyhead

The Beeline Team have finally landed the weather window that we were waiting for and the ongoing Northerly winds are due to swing to the South. So the team suited … Continue reading

May 25, 2014 · 6 Comments

Beeline Everest Anniversary

Today is the seven year anniversary of Beeline Britain adventurer, Tori James’ summit of mount Everest. Before taking on Beeline Britain, Tori James was part of the first all female … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Can you compete with the generosity of West Wales?

It’s only the beginning of the trip but we already need to say a giant “thank you” to everyone who has been supporting the Beeline Britain team so far, without … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Record Breaking Start!

The Beeline Britain have made a record breaking start to their Land’s End to John O’Groats journey. 4 people, 2 double sea-kayaks and an excited support team left Land’s End … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Video – Beeline Britain Explained

The Beeline Britain Team answer the key question – how and why would you take on such a challenge? Hear the team explain how Beeline Britain works and what it will mean … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Carrying the baton

Throughout our straight-line journey we will be carrying a unique and symbolic object. Presented to us during our visit to RAF Benson, the Baton has been crafted from the handle … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Introducing Lady Kate

There’s one very important member of the team who we haven’t introduced to you yet. The Lady Kate is a 24 metre converted fishing trawler which will play a key part … Continue reading

May 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Media Event – 6 May – Liverpool

Members of the media are invited to attend a press event to meet the Beeline Britain team and student crew.   Who: Beeline Britain team and student crew What: Photo … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video – 24 hour training paddle

The Beeline Britain team’s longest paddle on the line from Land’s End to John O’Groats is expected to take over 36 hours. Watch this video to see how they got … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

Paddle Power to Preston

Situated between the Lake District and Manchester there is a stretch of water known as the Lancaster Canal, probably not the most likely venue for a training event. But with … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Welsh Weather Batters Beeline Boaters

The forecast was horrific, nevertheless we met up in north Wales for our January training weekend. Unsurprisingly, Nick chose to stay at home with Jonah, his 4 week old son, … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Years Update

A new year, new resolutions and new objective. Everyone on the team is acutely aware of how close the trip is and excitement is rising! Things have been progressing well … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tandem Training

There were whoops of excitement when Adam walked into his front room carrying boxes of gear from Palm Equipment. We unwrapped spray decks, buoyancy aids, thermal onesies(!), tow lines, dry … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Double sea kayak virgin

I was excited as I drove from Cardiff to North Wales to meet up with the Beeline Britain guys for our second get-together. The momentum behind the challenge is growing … Continue reading

September 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cairngorms Recce

During mid August Ian, Nick and I headed to the Cairngorms ably assisted by my fiancé Anne Lumsden. The sole purpose of this trip was to recce what we believed … Continue reading

September 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

The beginning!

In early May the team met up in North Wales for the Anglesey Sea Kayak Symposium.  After some friday night beers  Nick and Ian spent Saturday morning fitting out their … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · Leave a comment