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Who We Are

Dream Big & Live an Adventure

Founder of Dream Big Explore, Mel Nicholls lives for adventure beyond barriers.

A Paralympic wheelchair racer and record-breaking ultra endurance handcyclist, Mel’s sports career of racing for her country and her passion for exploring and showcasing Britain and beyond through the natural world, adventure and cycling, and through teaching, to bring her world-class experience and extensive knowledge to Dream Big Explore. 

Having built and completed multi-day British and overseas endurance cycling challenges, Dream Big Explore will share the journey and take you on adventure.  

As a social enterprise, Dream Big Explore supports sustainable practise and eco-friendly values.

Our mission through our campaign Beyond Barriers, and our purpose to empower anyone facing barriers of all kinds to get active outside and break down the walls of social isolation is at the core of our ethos, with every guided adventure supporting our work and profits fed direct into leading the way for all adventure-seekers. Dream Big Explore works to enable positive change through adventure.

As a qualified international level 2 Ride Leader and Lowland Leader, Mel and her expert team of experienced and qualified guides will take you along iconic routes, treasure trails and adventure-filled journeys, some for the day or part day, others much further and longer. Through planning, logistics and support, each trip and adventure, unique, memorable and real.

Whether you're looking for a guided hike or to explore by bike for the day around the beautiful Gloucestershire/Herefordshire borders, with the best coffee and cake stops, with friends or solo. Or want to join us on a multi-day bike-packing adventure coast to coast or beyond, know it's about so much more. Here it's not a race, it is about the journey.

With Dream Big Explore there is something for everyone, who Dreams Big beyond barriers.

Gold Medal Mentality | Possibility | Pride | Inspire | Inclusion | Holistic | People & Planet Positive

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