My interests include:
Walking and hiking - I have walked several UK National Trails end-to-end in recent years, including the Thames Path, the Cotswold Way, and the Hadrian's Wall Path; explored a number of other waymarked long-distance routes in stages, including the Oxfordshire Way, the Wychwood Way and Shakespeare's Way; I'm out most Sundays with the Oxfordshire Weekend Walkers group; and in summer 2011 I undertook the Hero Walk, a 26 mile (42 km) sponsored walk from Avebury to Stonehenge, in aid of Help for Heroes.
Cycling - I took up cycling a couple of years ago. I'm becoming a capable cyclist (I and three friends did the 140 mile Sea-to-Sea cycle route in four consecutive days last summer), but I'm not a lycra-clad road-racer or a technical mountain biker - quiet country lanes, good tracks, and bridleways are more my style. Preferably with a couple of nice pub or tea-shop stops along the route! Like walking, cycling a great way for me to get out and about, get some exercise, explore the countryside, and socialize with friends.
Beer and pubs - in my spare time I'm actively involved with the Oxford branch of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale). I've currently managed extract myself from committee responsibilities, but in the recent past I've been the branch chairman, and have also previously served as branch secretary and social secretary. I manage a bar at the Reading CAMRA Beer Festival, and help organise Oxford CAMRA Beer Festival.