Adventure

Adventure is like murder - all you need is motive and opportunity.... I am an Adventurer currently based in Morocco and have just published my first book, Dodging Elephants, available on Kindle and in Paperback on Amazon about my 8000 bike race across Africa, the Tour D' Afrique.

The Tour D'Afrique is the longest bike race on earth. It is 12,000 kms of hard cycling from Cairo to Cape Town. Wild elephant charges, armed robbery, malaria and typhoid, as well as mountain climbs, saddle-high mud, hellish heat and rutted roads faced us on the route.

It was a hard act to follow, but the Toughest Footrace on Earth - the infamous Marathon Des Sables, certainly did the trick.
6 marathons in 6 days back to back across the desert in Southern Morocco. The temperatures were in the high 40s and my backpack weighed 10kg. By the end, my feet were bleeding into my shoes and I had been battered by the sun, the dunes and the sheer distance. It was one of the great experiences of my life.

I fell in love with Morocco during the race and my next adventure was not an organised one but was a "world first" the Atlas to Atlantic trek. My expedition partner, Rachid Ait Elmahjoub, and I started at the summit of Mount Toubkal at 4167 m and ended some 300km later at the surf resort of Agadir after a brutal trek straight across the Atlas Mountains. No-one had done the route before. So, a British/Berber first! The Expedition was sponsored by adventure travel company, Epic Morocco.

The price of these adventures is pain but the joy is worth every ounce of effort. I blog, tweet, broadcast and write about them and I hope you find them interesting!

Journalism

I have worked extensively for all the main forms of media: press, TV, radio and online. I have covered every kind of story from US Presidential elections, to what exactly George Michael was doing in that toilet, and my personal favourite, the problems of concrete decay when you use the wrong kind of sand. I currently write and broadcast on travel and adventure. My first book is called Dodging Elephants and is available now on Kindle and in paperback on Amazon.

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Consultancy

AMO Media Associates was founded in 2011. We grew from the media, digital and creative sector. We cover all areas of business and media development. We major in growing people and businesses, enabling powerful communication and the ability to make an impact, growth and change management, corporate communications and coaching, mentoring and training.

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Our clients range from the very big, the BBC, to the small but growing, Maestro TV. We work extensively in the UK both at a regional and national level but also have a very strong international arm with specialisms in the Arab World and also in European fundraising and working with the EU.

We have a specialism in mentoring and coaching and our aim is to inspire your people to reach their potential and give them the endurance to fight through the difficult times and take advantage of the good times.