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.
SOME OF SIMON’S MOST MEMORABLE STORIES:
Sailing and cycling 15,000 miles from China to London – BBC World Service/The Telegraph, 2016
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