Simon Laing

Simon Laing
Founder & CEO
With CBK since: 
5 years 4 months ago

I love the Northumberland coast and I'm proud to call it my home. I've worked on this coast since I was 18 years old, firstly as a student, then as a research scientist and now as a outdoor activities coach.

I founded Cullercoats Bike & Kayak to give everyone the chance to explore what it has to offer, from the tranquil coves and rocky shores of Cullercoats & Brown's Bay, to the surf beaches of Tynemouth; there really is something for every ability and interest. When I'm not coaching, I like to bike the waggonways of North Tyneside and surf kayak at Longsands.

I’m originally a marine scientist so I like exploring the different habitats and wildlife we see along the shore. For some of our coaches the passion is purely for the sport, but for me bikes, kayaks and paddleboards are fun and environmentally-friendly modes of transport that can take you to the parts of the coast nobody else gets to see.


  • RLSS Beach Lifeguard
  • British Canoeing Kayak Coach
  • British Canoeing SUP Coach
  • British Cycling Ride Leader
  • Velotech Gold Cycle Mechanic
  • BSc (Hons) Marine Biology
  • MSc Coastal Zone Management


Tel: +44 (0)191 251 9412


Address: 1A Norma Crescent, Cullercoats, NE26 2PD

Opening Hours: It's complicated.

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