Episode 16

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3rd Jul 2020

Paddlecast with Etienne Stott and guests Tom Watson and Andrew Denton

Olympic gold medal winner Etienne Stott chats with former MP and paddler Tom Watson and the Chief Executive of The Outdoor Industries Association, Andrew Denton.

There's some great chat here about the work done to allow canoeists back on the water during lockdown and the transformational possibilities during the recovery from the Covid crisis.

Tom Watson discusses his story from junior politician to deputy leader of the Labour Party - and his realisation that his weight had become a problem.  He tells how paddling is part of his journey reversing type-2 diabetes and losing seven stone.

Andrew talks about some of his work.  Including his lobbying to extend the Government's 'Cycle to Work scheme' to cover paddling and running.

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About the Podcast

The Paddler's Podcast - with the Clear Access, Clear Waters campaign
Olympic gold medal winner and climate change campaigner Etienne Stott introduces The Paddler's Podcast. There's so much being done to make sure you can take your canoe or stand up paddleboard in rivers and waterways across the UK. We'll hear inspiri...
Olympic gold medal winner and climate change campaigner Etienne Stott introduces The Paddler's Podcast. There's so much being done to make sure you can take your canoe or stand up paddleboard in rivers and waterways across the UK. We'll hear inspiring stories of the people who are making big differences to the environment to help others and you'll find out how you can get involved.