Most recently (2021) Simon Parker returned from a 3,427-mile cycle around ‘pandemic Britain’. This is the basis of his forthcoming book (April 21st 2022) and his latest live keynote talk. The trip was also documented in a 20-part online, print and video series for The Telegraph.
Inspired by his adventure, Simon Parker’s been booked to speak at, The Archair Adventure Festival, a Royal Geographical Society Monday Night Lecture, and a tour with the Scottish Royal Geographical Society, among lots of schools and members’ clubs in 2021 alone. His talk is a topical, adventurous look at how Britain has/is recovering from the pandemic at ground level. Packed with short films, unique stories, and 50+ slides.You can view more via this short film.
Simon Parker – Previous Work/Achievements
- In 2016 Simon sailed and cycled from China to London in 133 days – racing with and against the Round the World Yacht Race, for a BBC Radio documentary and Daily Telegraph series.
- Simon has been stationed in South America for the BBC, hiked every possible route to Machu Picchu and as a fully-qualified paragliding pilot, flown solo through the Colombian Andes.
- He is a former TEDx speaker and has served as a panel chair at the prestigious Front Line Club, London.
- Driving a seven horsepower rickshaw the length of India – The Independent, 2015
- Diving for urchins in French Polynesia – From Our Own Correspondent, BBC Radio 4, 2017
- Climbing Bali’s three highest volcanoes in less than 24 hours – The Independent, 2015
- Tracking desert-adapted rhinos and elephants in the searing deserts of Namibia – The Telegraph/The Independent, 2015/2017
- Glacier decline in the high Andes, Bolivia – The World at One, BBC Radio 4, 2016
- The first journalist in the world to ride the world’s longest ever zip-line in Ras Al Khaimah – The Telegraph, 2017
- Investigating the effects of climate change on Svalbard, high above the Arctic Circle – Newshour, BBC World Service, 2016