Clive T. Bear

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am a member of Southampton University Canoe Club. Contrary to popular belief, I wasn't stolen from a village hall in South Wales: I wanted out of that horrid place, away from the hordes of toddlers who kicked and threw me about making my life a misery. I managed to escape with an adoring group of students who promised me a life of luxury.

 

And what did I get?

Here are a few of my hobbies

Clive the Paddler

Clive the Acrobat

Clive the Bumbag

Clive the GoPro #2

Clive the Tarmac

Clive the Mechanic

Clive the Cheese on Toast

Clive the Prisoner

Clive the Craft Project

Clive the OG

Clive the Letter

Clive the Climber

Clive the Chew Toy

Clive the GoPro

Clive the Wallpaper

Clive the Coke Addict

This timeline below documents Clive's many adventures over his long life, if you feel we missed out any important facts or moments, please let us know by email, or drop us a message on Facebook , click on images to enlarge them.

2018
October 15

2018 – October

Clive returns to Perranporth, the sleepy town of Porthtowan did not appreciate the company of such a rowdy bear

October 7

2018 – October

Clive runs the ‘Bradenham Bolt’ 10K with Hugh Jenkinson

 

July 20

2018 – July

Clive puts his proper suit on, and goes to a wedding!

April 22

2018 – April

Clive attends the SUCC Boat Ball, naturally he is the life of the party

2017
August 17

2017 – August

Clive kayaks the length of the Grand Canyon

April 22

2017 – April

Clive gets crucified

April 8

2017 – April

Clive re-surfaces on Matthew Vincent’s mantelpiece, alive and ‘well’

 

 

2015
January 19

2015 – January

Clive travels to Norway with Beardy.

2014
April 2

2014 – April

Clive goes ‘up north’ on our annual Scotland trip, and takes a rather chilly bath in snow.

2013
October 12

2013 – October

Clive comes on the club trip to Perranporth, and is promptly buried in sand

 

September 1

2013

The website www.isclivealive.com/ is published, to help concerned members of the public keep up to date with his movements.

August 8

2013 – August

Clive goes on holiday, travelling along the Inca trail with Thom Guy

May 4

2013 – May

Clive gets back into kayaking with a trip to Lee Valley White Water centre

2012
November 15

2012

Clive suffers yet another medical setback when he is run over, this time by a Ford Transit van

March 21

2012 – March

2011
January 1

2011

Clive joins the army and is deployed to Afghanistan

2009
August 14

2009

Clive visits Norway – Month Unknown

2007
October 16

2007

Clive gets hanged

July 23

2007

After a lull in Clive’s life, he jumps straight back in with a trip to Uganda

2002
July 16

2002

Clive goes to the Alps and attempts some new extreme sports, detailed in this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd0s2r33EaM&feature=youtu.be

1999
May 12

1999 – Spring

Clive suffers a huge medical setback after being repeatedly run over by a Ford minibus and kayak trailer.

1998
April 18

1998

Clive features in a runner-up duo team at the Holme Pierrepont Student Rodeo. One of the highlights of his kayaking career

1997
October 18

1997

Clive narrowly escapes major bio-hazard damage during the infamous ‘White Russian’ minibus trip to the River Usk.

1996
November 16

1996

Clive survives several descents of such quality rivers as the Usk, Dee, and Etive. Riding shotgun in a Perception Pirouette.

1995
October 13

1995

Clive’s dismembered head is found floating in a block of ice in the LSU pool, the reasoning behind this is still unclear.

1994
September 21

1994

Clive is dismembered for the first time and sent back to his guardians in the post, he required a fur transplant when he was reunited with his limbs.

‘One bit was wrapped in tin foil and turned up at the Freshers fair. I thought I’d been given an old kebab and chucked it, only to then have to rifle through the bin!’ – Iain Penketh

April 8

1994 – April

Clive is sacrificed to the River Gods to ensure a good descent. Also featured are Mike Taylor’s ghastly trousers.

1993
July 15

1993 – Summer

Clive is kidnapped again and is taken to the Alps where he endured a season of torture too horrific to detail

April 17

1993 – Scotland

Clive’s ears are found stapled to a board with a ransom note attached, this became the first of many kidnappings.

1992
December 17

1992

Clive acquires a wetsuit from the Tiki shop in Braunton, he is also given his own custom fibreglass kayak, this has sadly been lost.

1990
October 24

1990

Clive is found at Llangynidr village hall, he asked to join the club and so we took him back to Southampton.

‘Contrary to popular belief, I wasn’t stolen from a village hall in South Wales: I wanted out of that horrid place, away from the hordes of toddlers who kicked and threw me about making my life a misery. I managed to escape with an adoring group of students who promised me a life of luxury.’

– Clive T. Bear