MEET THE TEAM – Colin Lovell

December 19, 2022

At Charity Challenge we are extremely proud of the amazing crew we have. We know it can be a little daunting joining a challenge for the first time so we thought you might like to meet the team in advance of your Charity Challenge. Today we introduce you to Challenge Leader – Colin Lovell


Colin Lovell

How long have you been a Challenge Leader?

Apparently my first Charity Challenge trip was Cycle Burma (Myanmar) back in 2014

What’s been your favourite challenge (so far)?

Saigon to Angkor Wat Bike Ride will always be one of my favourites. So much to see along the way and finishing at Angkor Wat is a little special. Also the South Africa Wild Coast Cycle. It certainly lived up to its name.

Do you have any challenges left on your bucket list?

Lots. I just want to ride my bike in cool destinations. Cycle Albania will be a new one for me this year – can’t wait.

How do you keep your body in tip top shape for the challenge season?

I don’t think I ever really stop. On average throughout the year 2-3 hours cardio exercise per day. Bike, climb, kayak, swim, walk – don’t really mind 

What are your go to snacks to keep you fuelled and hydrated on a challenge?

Surprisingly on overseas trips I don’t usually worry about snacks. Food is always good enough. For hydration lots of electrolyte tablets and isotonic powders added to water and recovery drinks with milk afterwards.

Any top tips to share with participants signed up to a challenge?

Train well before the event and be fit enough to enjoy every moment. Talk, look around, get out of bed early to see the sunrise, enjoy the experience to its fullest. Plenty of time for rest on the flight home.

What 5 items do you always pack in your day rucksack?

If I’m riding my bike it’s phone, small first aid kit and tool set/ inner tubes etc and I’m off.

What is the best thing about being a leader?

I meet lovely people, go to amazing destinations and I don’t pay for the privilege 

What is your proudest achievement to date?

Hate these questions. Can’t I go for most embarrassing moment instead? 🙂

Believe Achieve Inspire

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply