About Ed Helps

Born in East London I have had very diverse interests and been prepared to have a go at any opportunity.

Left school at 16 gaining qualifications through the Open University and distance learning the hard way. I always believe that if someone else can do it, then I can.

A competitive canoeist completing the 125 mile Devizes to Westminster race and many more international marathons. Qualified as a British Canoe Union coach and examiner to put something back into the sport.

Achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant / Platoon Commander in the Royal Military Police.

A qualified advanced driver and motorcyclist using this skill to raise money for charity by taking part in Enduro India. Driven a 1960 Ford Thames on the Italian Job, a charity run for vehicles featured in the 1966 film.

Ridden a Harley Davison across America on the iconic Route 66 and down the Pacific Coast Highway. Rode a Royal Enfield motorcycle across the Himalayas and Khardung La, the highest motorable road in the world.

These are the sort of experience that challenge and keep life interesting. I believe you are never too old to try something new.

I have taken part in a number of charity cycle rides and completed the 1000 miles from Lands End to John O Groats in 2015, and planned and executed a 860 miles from Spain to Portsmouth in 2018.

I believe that achievement of physical goals is a state of mind. The body will do more than the mind believes it can. This is no different for anything in life that you do. Planning, practice and training gives you the confidence that anything is possible. Determination and focus ensures you achieve it.

What will your next challenge be?