Sophie has recently joined the team after working as a sales assistant in the Blacks Meadowhall store. She is an occasional walker and hoping to experience more of the outdoors after moving closer to the Peak District from her small village in Yorkshire.
She is more accustomed to camping and travelling with her local Senior Section unit, camping in places like Alton Towers and Marwell Zoo, and travelling to North America and Switzerland.
Sophie is a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady, space fanatic and likes going to the pub at the weekend like any normal person should.
Netflix’s new documentary series, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, has hit the internet by storm. If you haven’t seen it, you’ll have almost certainly heard about it. If the Tiger King has you absolutely gobsmacked, then we’ve done the research, and are here to set you on the right... Read more02-04-20 • Sophie Gibson
In these wholly uncertain times, there may be a lack of outdoor adventure in your schedule. We’ve scoured a number of streaming services to bring you 10 adventurous movies that are sure to leave you on the edge of seat, whether you’re aged 5 or 75. Read more25-03-20 • Sophie Gibson
Geordie mountaineers, Peter Lockey and Gordon Davison noted the absence of good outdoor gear in the UK market. This saw the beginning of the LD Mountain Centre in Newcastle Upon Tyne, with the sole purpose to import and sell products that adventurers couldn’t easily get their hands on, and so... Read more24-01-20 • Sophie Gibson
Specialist cycling clothing and equipment is well worth the investment, but it can seem like a maze of jargon and technical features. We’ve put together a roundup of the most common features you’ll see in your gear, and a breakdown of what the buzzwords actually mean. Read more16-01-20 • Sophie Gibson
In continuation of our support for the British Heart Foundation, we were visited at Blacks HQ by the one and only Hearty, and Andy who delivered the all-important training. 27 colleagues from all areas of the office were welcomed to learn all about life-saving CPR. Read more12-01-20 • Sophie Gibson
You love the outdoors, trust us, we get it. With Christmas just around the corner there’s no better time to gather the family around the telly, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the outdoors too. We’ve compiled our top 12 favourite outdoorsy picks on Netflix UK at the minute. Read more06-12-19 • Sophie Gibson
Just because the weather’s turned doesn’t mean there’s any less reason to enjoy the great outdoors. Here are our top ten tips to make the most of the cold weather, and do so safely. Read more30-11-19 • Sophie Gibson
Baffled by insulation? When it comes to picking a new insulated jacket for the cold weather, you want to know what’s keeping you warm. We’re here to give you an overview of all things insulation. Read more29-11-19 • Sophie Gibson
Autumn is officially here, but the cold weather around the corner doesn’t stop the adventures you can have outdoors. We’re here to give you the lowdown of our favourite top 10 events across the UK for the new season. Read more17-09-19 • Sophie Gibson