Mountain Biking, Open Water Swimming, Cooking & Photography
I’m Raj Baksi, having lived within a 10 mile radius of Lewes since the age of 2, I have a good knowledge of the local area which I have been enjoying mountain biking in for 4 decades. Since 2002 I was riding my Mongoose hardtail mountain bike which over the years was modified in many ways to make it more of a hybrid bike capable of many miles on multi-terrain rides. Having completed the British Heart Foundation London to Brighton road ride on it 10 times, the BHF L to B night ride 3 times and the off-road 75-mile version on semi-slick touring tyres, I progressed to a hardtail Powerfly 7 electric mountain bike which I now ride several times a week typically for around 30km per ride.
My other outdoor pursuits include open water swimming which I started doing ‘more seriously’ from 2010. Having enjoyed outdoor swimming all my life I have now completed several 3.8km, 5km and 10km swims including the Dart 10k in Devon on four occasions. My best time for the 10k is 2 hours 23 minutes – of non-stop swimming.
At home I enjoy cooking a wide range of savoury and sweet dishes in my lovely kitchen which I had built to my own spec.
Photos of Raj Baksi