Surfboard Design Competition Winner and Runners-up
Friday, 27 May 2011
The winner of the Bedruthan Quiver Surfboard Competition is Kelvin White. Congratulations Kelvin!
The Quiver team are now busy putting the winning design on Kelvin’s board. We will be updating the website, so keep logging on to see the board’s progress as it takes shape and colour.
In second place is Claire Bugler’s design. We loved this Claire, it gave us all a good chuckle and sharing laughter is one of our favourite things here at Bedruthan.
In third place is Elle Hiller’s design. We loved your use of colour Elle, and all the imagination that went into it. Luke was especially fond of the rabbit.
And one of our absolute favourites was this design by Rose, aged 5. We loved your brilliant bold use of colour and materials. You are a great artist, Rose.
Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to create a design and enter. We really appreciate the trouble and care you went to.
Bedruthan owner Emma Stratton and Quiver designer Luke Hart found it really had to choose the winner, as there were so many great designs. They really were all exceptional!
We will be mounting all your designs on a surfboard to go on display at Bedruthan this summer to showcase them all.
“Picking a winner was really hard,” said Luke. “I know all of them would look great on a surfboard
, but we thought the winner was original, colourful and told a story, which I thought was cool.
“The 6 legged rabbit was deffo my favourite picture though!"
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Quiver Surfboards are based in Newquay, Cornwall, and have been in the industry for over 25 years. All Quiver Surfboards are made at the Seabase factory, where custom made performance shortboards & longboards, retro fishes, and mini-mals are famous world wide. www.quiversurfboards.co.uk
It's the journey, not the destination
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Well, in the case of the Scarlet and Bedruthan Steps hotels' Sustainable Travel press trip, the journey was as important as the destination.
We wanted to show journalists and bloggers from up country just how accessible Cornwall can be and encourage them to promote sustainable forms of travel.
And as champions of simple pleasures, we wanted to make the journey itself a part of the holiday experience, rather than something to be endured until reaching the hotels.
So what did we do?
We invited various members of her majesty's press to embark on a good old fashioned adventure. They boarded their train at Paddington at 5am - early, I grant you, but the immediate administration of hot coffee and croissants helped to ease their pain, and besides, there's something exciting about being up and about at that time.
After watching out the window as the home counties galloped by and the seeing the sea reached right up to the train tracks at Exeter, the group arrived at Bodmin Station at noon.
Waiting on the platform to meet them was Timo, of Cornwall cycling specialists Mobius Bikes, with mountain bikes for each of them.
Timo guided the bloggers and journalists along country lanes and back roads to the start of the Camel Trail at Bodmin, then along the trail itself past Camel Valley Wines.
A fudge stop helped everyone to enjoy their journey that little bit more, followed by a fish and chip lunch in Padstow. The cycling element of their sustainable journey was rewarded at 7pm with a well deserved hot tub on the cliffs outside the Scarlet.
Then a Biotravel green taxi whisked them back to Bodmin for their train back to London.
Bodmin station has rarely - if ever - seen so many bicycling bloggers and
sustainable travel journalists.
With the free, fresh wind in your, life comes without care when your biking.
Stopping for a breather.
A well deserved glass of wine wouldn't go a miss, but there is such a crime as being drunk in charge of a bicycle.
Luxurious living meets green awareness
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Click here to discover how stylish relaxation meets environmentally friendly technology at the Scarlet.