Welcome to the Hurford family's web site. Before we go any further, let's tell you a bit about ourselves...

First of all, we live in Downton, a village just outside the New Forest on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border in the UK (here's a map). Despite the fact that Downton is a typically sleepy English village, it does at least have its own web site.

The Hurford family is made up of three humans, plus a couple of cats who rules the roost. We've put a brief Bio below (last updated November 2014).

Pete Contact Pete
Visit Pete on Facebook
View Pete's Flickr photostream
View Pete's profile on Garmin Connect
View Pete's profile on RideWithGPS
View Pete's infrequent blog

First, there's Pete. Husband, Father, probably several other things too. Pete is 50, and moved to the area in 1997 after having spent a while in the US and after having lived in Oxford since he left university in Cardiff. Pete runs his own business, an IT Consultancy, which inevitably takes a fair chunk of his life.

As for spare time, Pete is a keen (road and track) cyclist, and has accounts on Garmin Connect and Ride With GPS to prove it! His "turf" is generally the New Forest, although he gets around. He's very much a born-again evangelist about cycling's health benefits, having gone from a very portly 105kg (232lbs, about 16½ st) to a far trimmer 75kg (165lbs, 11¾st) thanks to the bike.

He also enjoys watching cycling and visits live events when possible (for example the Tour de France and the Tour of Britain). Watching this leads nicely into his second hobby, photography, and he has a presence on Flickr. A relic from his childhood days, Pete also likes football and follows the mighty blues of Everton. Given his background, Pete is inevitably a bit of a computer geek...but we do have the family web site to show for it!

Jacqueline Contact Jac
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Then there's Jacqueline, mum and wife.

Jac was born in London but lived in Devon from quite an early age, and has spent a large amount of her adult life in Bournemouth. The eldest of three sisters, Susan and Lorraine both live on the south coast, whilst Mum still lives in Paignton.

Jac's a nurse by profession and worked for years in Bournemouth Hospital, before going into Practice Nursing closer to home (in Salisbury and the surrounding area).

Jacqueline is frequently on a fitness drive, although we're not sure how compatible this is with the chocolate and Sky box she enjoys so much!

Alice Contact Alice

On to Alice, the enfant terrible responsible for most of the stress in Pete and Jac's otherwise peaceful lives. Alice has asked that we don't write anything about her, so here goes...




Finally, we come to the family felines - but they're so important that they have their very own web page.