Beeline Britain

One of the Last Great British Adventures…….

Support Team

Beeline Britain presents an enormous logistical challenge and requires a skilled, hard-working, and dedicated support team.

Pete Firth

Pete Firth - Logistics

Pete Firth – Logistics

Pete Firth is managing the logistical operation of Beeline Britain. Pete has worked in the outdoor and film industries for 15 years. He is a Level 5 Kayak Coach and mountaineer. He has worked at the Plas-y-Brenin, the National Mountain Centre, lectured in outdoor education and has worked on a number of television series including BBC programme Live Longer Wales, and TV3 programme Our Island. His expedition experience spans Europe and Canada. Pete can most often be heard saying “Give me your GoPro”.

Ian Burton

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Ian Burton – Cameraman

Ian Burton has worked in the film industry for almost 20 years as an adventure camera man and producer. He has shot several award-winning films for television and the big screen including the BBC2 Series Climbing Great Buildings (2010), The Asgard Project (2009) and Snowdonia (2011) for BBC Natural History Unit. He specialises in remote locations and expeditions. He has travelled to some of the most spectacular parts of the world, but says he was inspired by Beeline Britain by its “ruthless simplicity which will present opportunities to film a unique UK first set against world-class landscapes”.

Abi Chapman

Symmetry Massage

Abi Chapman - Sports Massage & Nutrition

Abi Chapman – Sports Massage & Nutrition

Abi Chapman is a qualified Level 5 sports & remedial massage therapist, affiliated member of the Institute of Sports & Remedial Massage. She runs her own clinical practice, Symmetry Massage, based in Benson near Oxford. Abi will be the dedicated massage therapist to the Beeline Britain team for the duration of their straight-line journey. Abi has previously treated competitors at the London Marathon, the Brighton Marathon and the Bleinham Palace Triathlon.

The Lady Kate

The Lady Kate at home in Milford Marina

The Lady Kate at home in Milford Marina

The Lady Kate will play a key part in Beeline BritainLady Kate logistics. The boat will provide safety support cover for the kayaking phases and will also be used as a filming platform.

The Lady Kate began her life in 1969 in Dunstone Yard in Hull and has had numerous homes over the last 45 years. The Lady Kate is a 24 metre converted fishing trawler. Her original name is Rosamunda and whilst part of the Fleetwood registered fishing fleet she became the biggest earner of the fleet.

She was bought in 1999 by Kate Williams and now lives in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire. The Lady Kate is regularly used to support dive trips and charity challenges and has previously supported a list of celebrities including Richard Branson and his Virgin team to swim from Holyhead to Dublin.

For more information about the boat visit

One comment on “Support Team

  1. Pascal Savy
    May 28, 2014

    Att of Pete Firth.
    Firstly I’d like to say what an amazing thing it is your all doing.
    I met you in wales at the weekend in a campsite called “Celtic Camping”. I was playing guitar in the big barn and was un aware I was keeping you all up as I didn’t know you were all upstairs sleeping. I’m so sorry about that and would like to apologise to the whole team for any disturbance.

    However I was honoured to play you one of my songs “Never Stop (Never Give Up”) and was truly flattered that you wanted to record it. Please feel free to use the song for any charitable means you wish and if you decide to use it on your video it would be the greatest privilege to contribute and be a part of what your doing in this way. I don’t play music or write songs for money, I do it because it helps me immeasurably on my journey through life. So if it reaches out and touches any one and gives any kind of hope or positive energy to any one, then it’s done more than I could of wished for.

    Keep up the good work, I’ll be following your progress. But most of all good luck and thank you all so much for what your doing.

    Pascal Savy

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