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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.

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22nd September 2016

Reflecting On My Round Britain Ride!

Hey guys, Well after a few nights in my own bed, I am now well and truly rested and strangely eager to get out on my bike again! You wouldn’t think so after riding non-stop for 37 days. Everyone gets different things from exercise and cycling but for me being out on my bike helps me stay motivated and energised. Now I’m back I can reflect on what has been a great little trip around Britain. Certainly some of the best cycling in terms of scenery was in North West Scotland, very rugged and mountainous which is a landscape that I am fond of, it also has a very close resemblance to some parts of America that I have cycled through. Although there are some fairly flat parts of the country, I can honestly say that Britain in general is pretty hilly, or at least I thought it was! My […]
17th September 2016

The Finish Line Is In Sight!

Hey guys, It feels pretty crazy that this time last month I’d only been on the road for a few days. A month later and as I type this, I’ve only got a few more days until I finish my round Britain cycle! Yesterday from Kings Lynn to Great Yarmouth was extremely cold and wet, although I still managed to push over 100 miles so I was happy with that. I would have gone a little further had I not taken a wrong turning and cycled 15 miles in the wrong direction! I will not make that mistake again! This Sunday will see me cross the River Thames and head towards Ramsgate and Dover, then it’s only 130 miles to the finish line in Havant. All being well I should be finishing this Tuesday. This trip does feel like it’s coming to an end now but it’s been great to […]

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