Hometown: Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
Experience: Simon started kayaking when he was 7 years old. His introduction to the world of kayaking was through white water however after circumnavigating Great Britain in 2002 is now more well known for his sea kayaking expeditions. You may see Simon competing in kayak polo, surf kayaking in Cornwall, running white water rivers or circumnavigating some island in the world.
Achievements: In 2002 Simon became the youngest person to circumnavigate Great Britain which took 112 days of kayaking. In 2004 he completed a solo expedition circumnavigating Ireland in 6 weeks. In 2006-8 Simon spend 4 months attempting to become the first person to circumnavigate Madagascar. In 2011 Simon with Marin Medak became the first people to paddle the coastline of South Korea. His most recent expedition was to row across the Atlantic as part of a four man crew which took 45 days to complete.
Biggest Adventure: Simons biggest adventure to date was his circumnavigation of Great Britain as it was his first real big expedition and tested him both physically and mentally to his limit. The expedition was in memory of his brother Mark whom he lost to Leukaemia when he was just 9 years old. The expedition raised over �22,000 for the Leukaemia Research.
Why does Simon kayak?: It is the variety the sport offers that keeps me interested. From kayaking with alligators in Florida to rock hopping through Icelandic lava fields to surfing clean barreling waves in Cornwall you can never get board!