Chris moved to Clippesby in 2003 and started his part time bicycle hire business from Clippesby Hall around 2005.
'Clippesby Cycle Tours' as it was then known was started with just 16 bikes but this quickly grew and now Chris has around 100 of various sizes & styles, child seats, tag-a-longs, buggies and the very popular Weehoo. Although Chris now manages the day to day running of Clippesby Hall he still loves tinkering with the bikes and arranging days out for guests staying on the park. Chris says his favourite part of the job is walking around the campsite talking to guests and making sure everyone is happy and having a good time.
It will come as no surprise to some that Chris was instrumental in bringing 'Real Ale' to the Muskett Arms, considering himself to be somewhat a 'connoiseur' in this field (he has had lots of practice!) and also instigating the first Clippesby Beer Festival - now in it's 7th year. Chris also co-wrote 'Discover The Broads' which is our guide to days out in the area.
Chris's other passions are drumming and running. He is in the band 'One Hand Clapping'which plays in local pubs in the Broads area and this year will play in the 'Muskett Arms' at Easter, Wednesdays throughout the season, and a special performance for our own Music Festival (18th, 19th & 20th May). He has run in the London Marathon three times and the Loch Ness Marathon twice.
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