As a young man David worked his way around the world; from driving a tractor in Australia to managing a private members club in Hong Kong; from working in a hotel in Palm Beach, Florida to helping a missionary in the Philippines. David has had many close shaves and these taught him to value life and make every day matter. From spending eighteen hours in a survival bag during a blizzard on an active volcano to being charged by an angry bull elephant, David knows how to manage risk, dice with danger and deal with failure. He put himself through selection for the Terratorial Army, both with the Paras and the SAS, which taught him much about himself and his own resourcefulness. His stamina and resilience perhaps in part stems from this survival training and all those who know David would attest that he epitomises “Who Dares Wins”. In 2019, David cycled from Land’s End to John o’Groats on his Penny Farthing which raised £25,000 for the charity Mary’s Meals, providing school dinners for a whole year for nearly 2500 children. Why ride on a Penny Farthing? Because he wanted to test himself and above all he wanted to make people smile.