Simon Laing

Simon Laing
Founder & MD
With CBK since: 
5 years 8 months ago

I love the Northumberland coast and I'm proud to call it home. I've studied and worked here since I was 18, firstly as a marine science student, then as a research scientist and now as an 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’m usually at home with the family. When I steal a few moments for myself, I always grab my waveski and try to catch a few waves.

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 kayaks and paddleboards are fun and environmentally-friendly modes of transport that can take you to unique and exciting places.


  • RLSS Beach Lifeguard
  • British Canoeing Kayak & Canoe Coach
  • WSA Adventure SUP Guide
  • Coasteering Guide
  • 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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