Ted Hayton - managing director
Ted has been passionate about cycling all his life. As a teenager, he tore around the UK's Lake District in races and time trials. More recently Ted embraced long distance cycling across many continents, which spawned the idea for Continental Drifting. In between there was some music, technology manufacturing and private equity.
Nigel Start - team leader
Nigel has enjoyed a long career in the organisation and running of outdoor pursuits in the UK and throughout the world, ranging from treks and hill walking to ski touring. More recently as a freelance trip leader, he has focused on long distance cycling charity challenge events catering for up to 300 clients per tour in the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia. He divides his recreation time evenly between mountain biking, road biking and skiing.
Eva Kawafi - team leader
Eva is originally from Spain has been a freelance leader for various outdoor companies for many years and has gained a wealth of invaluable experience in leading large groups of people. She has also worked in various charity cycle trips and treks all across the globe. Eva is passionate about travelling, meeting new people and learning about different cultures.
Melissa Tate - team leader
Melissa is a freelance outdoor instructor and teacher who has led trekking and cycling trips worldwide since 2000. She has worked with young adults, lecturing in FE colleges for 15 years with teaching specialisations in Outdoor Education, Psychology, Exercise & Fitness, Teamwork and Leadership. Over the past few years Melissa has taken on an addition role working on a supply basis with special needs children who have complex learning and physical needs. For recreation, Melissa is passionate about cooking & food, fell running, cycling and skiing.
Taniya Morris - team leader
Taniya has a passion for travel and adventure that has taken her all over the world. Activities include free-fall parachuting, alpine ski racing, shark diving and long distance cycle touring, most recently from Perpignan to the UK. Taniya loves photography, speaks French and is also a qualified PADI Dive Master.
Clive Morris - team leader
Clive has spent all his adult life in outdoor activities ranging from mountaineering, hill walking, Nordic ski touring and long distance cycle touring, with extensive experience in hosting and entertaining high profile VIPs. Clive also recently completed a 4-year African expedition in a Land Rover. As a Welshman, he is passionate about rugby.
Petra Hayton – sales and marketing
Petra has worked primarily within a sales environment all her professional career including private health, real estate, fashion retail and auction sales. She also worked as a PA for one of the UK’s top interior designers.