About Me


I am fascinated about anything to do with knots, whether it be tying a shoe lace, tying into a harness and climbing an ice fall; or hand braiding a new hammock to sleep in after a hard days work or play, I never tire of learning new knots or discovering new uses and ways of tying them.

Though I have spent a fair portion of my life climbing and walking in many parts of the world; where the tying of knots can literally mean the difference between life and death, it is the practical and decorative uses of knots outside of climbing that really interest me.



Above: Photo taken at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Massachusetts in 2009,

When not fiddling with bits of string I like to build, ride and occasionally race Recumbent cycles, and though not related to knot tying; I find the interwoven patterns of the spokes whilst building the wheels to be very knot like.



 Above & Below: Photos taken at the Hillingdon Cycle Circuit during a British Human Power Club Race Meet April 2013, Photos taken at Hillingdon cycle track by Jonathan W.

Above: Photo taken at the Hillingdon Cycle Circuit during a British Human Power Club Race Meet October 2012

Above: Photo taken at the Hillingdon Cycle Circuit during a British Human Power Club Race Meet October 2011

Above: Photo taken by Graham Glen at the Hillingdon Cycle Circuit during a British Human Power Club Race Meet September 2010

I also like to build or modify my own LDP (Long Distance Pumping) skate boards.
With practice very long distances can be covered without the need to touch the ground and push the board with your feet, Just like surfing a perpetual Paved Wave ;-)


Above: Putting my new Carbon Fiber "Siva" through its paces along the River Ruhr in Germany. Photo by Victoria.

Above & Below: Enjoying the fantastic pavement at Dorney Lake, Photos by 

Below: More LDP fun at Dorney Lake, Photo taken by Tim Pritchard.

Below: Having a break from the bikes at the 2008 London Freewheel event.

 Contact Me: knotty (dot) bear (at) gmail (dot) com