Well, spending every day in the fast-paced digital world, Loom don’t really do ‘relaxed’. We like to throw ourselves headlong into new challenges whether we are in the office or out. When it came to planning our annual team away day, it was no different.
We’re a close bunch here at Loom and every year we like to leave the office to hang out away from our MacBooks. It’s also a good excuse to experience the best Bristol has to offer.
This year we decided to get active with a seriously action-packed day.
It all kicked off, as every day should, with an amazing breakfast. Tradewind Espresso on Whiteladies Road more than delivered. With generous portions of seasonal ingredients brought together in dishes that were packed full of flavour, it was the perfect start. The BLT was out of this world and the porridge to die for. And when it came to that all important caffeine kick, their renowned coffee packed a serious punch. We were super-charged and ready to face the day.
Mountain Biking in Ashton Court
Fully fuelled and raring to go, we headed to the sweeping plains of Ashton Court. We were to hit the mountain bike trials with our guide Ollie from Pedal Progression. Providing all the necessary equipment, Pedal Progression took care to organise a morning tailored to our ahem mixed-ability group. Ollie provided just the right level of instruction to allow us to ride the line between adrenalin-rush free fall and safety.
The beautiful scenery of Ashton Court and Leigh Woods went by in a blur as did the three hours we spent tackling precipitous slopes, tight bends, and a multitude of obstacles. The bravest of the bunch even completed some red trails. From start to finish, it was a blast.
Like every army, Loom march on their stomachs. After the exertions, we were all ready to eat and rehydrate. We stopped in at the Ashton for a tasty lunch and some liquid refreshment.
Before the aches and pains had a chance to kick in, we set off to Bristol trampoline park AirHop. For the next hour, we slam-dunked, wiped-out and bounced our way around the numerous trampoline-based activities. We managed a competitive game of dodgeball, engaged in some aggressive pugil stick wielding – basically, we hopped until we dropped. It was a lot of fun and a great end to the day.
Everyone was suitably exhausted and made their way home for a shower, a sofa and Bake Off.
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