Saturday, 3 April 2010

Saturday April 3

The Great Outdoors
With the longer days and improving weather (supposedly!) this week's show was all about the great outdoors.
Producer Vicky Parsons explained how she, along with her friend Emma Hall, is tackling the 87-mile long Ridgeway - in six sections.
Vicky will tell listeners all about her adventures in next week's show.

For more information about walks on the Ridgeway you can log onto the website:

Thrill Seeker
For those looking for something a bit more adventurous, Thames Valley Orienteering Club's Peter Narramore told listeners about an orienteering event in Shotover next Sunday. Often described as a 'race with navigation' , orienteering involves navigating your way through a forest or across a moor from one checkpoint to the next until you complete the course.
Also featuring on the show was BBC's Roger Hammett who told listeners about a website that has advice and guidance on a range of activities from den building to archery or white water rafting.
For people looking to follow the Ray Mears path of surviving out in the wild, there are some great tips on the website.
For more information about the orienteering event at Shotover next Sunday (April 11) visit

For a host of Thrill Seeking events going on around the country and tips and advice on, among other things, kite-flying visit:

Listeners were encouraged to get on their bikes to take part in the first ever Freewheeling cycling festival.
Organisor Emily Sharp pedalled into the studio to explain how she hopes the event, in Abingdon next week, will kick-start people of all ages to enjoy the fun and freedom of a spring bike ride.
The event will feature three guided cycle rides of 4 miles, 10 miles and 27 miles and there will be cycling enthusiasts on-hand to offer information and inspiration. There will also be bikes available for those who don't own one!
The event takes place next Sunday at Abingdon Market Place from 10am-noon.
For more information visit:

Emily (right) with friend Jo-Anne Croft

Banbury Market

Denis Stanley told listeners all about the great local produce on offer at Banbury's Market, taking place today at Banbury Market Place from 8.30am. It'll be there on Thursday and Saturdays.

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