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James Ketchell is a serial adventurer, motivational speaker and Scouting ambassador.

On 1st February 2014, James became the first and only person to have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, successfully summited Mount Everest and cycled 18,000 miles around the world in what the media dubbed “The Ultimate Triathlon”.

Seven years prior to this, he was recovering from a serious motorcycle accident that left him with broken legs as well as a severely broken and dislocated ankle. The prognosis was that he was likely to suffer a permanent walking impairment.

Latest Blog

23rd August 2016

The South West Done

Hey guys, Today I’m typing this blog from Bristol where I am taking a day off the bike. The sun is shining and there is not a cloud in the sky! I need to head to a bike shop to buy a new pump, a few CO2 canisters and possibly a new chain as I had it measured a few days ago and it’s quite worn. I also need to pop to the Apple shop as all my notes have disappeared from my phone which is a real pain. I’m told this has been a common problem recently. I don’t have a lot of luck with electrics as my newly purchased Garmin Edge 520 packed up on me yesterday. Thankfully my good friend Ian who is a tech wizard told me how to do a reset and as if by magic it came back to life! The past few days […]
19th August 2016

Finding My Cycling Legs

Hey guys, Well I have been on the road for five solid days now and finally I’m starting to get my cycling legs back. The last time I was cycling back to back days with a loaded bike would have been the best part of three years ago, when I was cycling around the world! One of the things I love about being out on the bike is the people you run into. (Not literally of course). So far I’ve met a retired couple who were training for a bike ride in Europe. A retired police officer who was cycling home and gave me a briefing on the history of Plymouth whilst on the Torpoint ferry. I also met two cyclists from a local club in Sidmouth who gave me some navigational tips on my route. The list goes on but the one common denominator is being on a bike, […]

James believes that everyone has the ability to be whoever they want to be and achieve whatever they want to achieve. If a simple protocol of never giving up is adhered to