Young-at-heart Edward goes Bonkers for paddleboarding - The Evesham Observer

Young-at-heart Edward goes Bonkers for paddleboarding

Evesham Editorial 24th Aug, 2018   0

A PERSHORE pensioner has proved you are never too old to try something new after he took part in a stand up paddleboarding session at the town’s Riverside Centre.

Three generations of one family took to the water together for a family fun session earlier this month with young at heart Edward King, 86, the star of the show.

The family patriarch was paddled around by instructor Jo Richardson while taking pictures of his grandchildren and posting them onto his Facebook page.

Bonkers Activities have been running sessions on the River Avon at its base at the Pershore Riverside Centre for the local community throughout the warm summer.

They are one of the UK’s leading specialists in the new sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding.

Business partner Alex Mellor has been teaching watersports locally and around the world since 1993 and said:

“Paddleboarding is such a great sport. People often think it looks precarious compared to something like kayaking, but it’s the complete opposite. It’s relatively easy, almost anyone can do it, its great gentle exercise and great fun’.

Alex and his partner Kim Bonk are so passionate about Paddleboarding they subsidise sessions for families and other groups who will benefit the most from being able to access the activities.

Kim said: “Families playing together is so important with all the pressures on family’s time and finances we are loving being able to offer these great fun and memorable experiences.”

Bonkers Activities operate all year round and will tailor sessions for families or groups.

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