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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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10th January 2017
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2017 Is Your Year!

Happy New Year everybody! What a year 2016 has been, not just for myself but for the people of this amazing world! For me there has been disappointment but also amazing highs, the launch of my first book, “The Ultimate Triathlon,” is something I’ll never forget. The support and feedback has been brilliant, and I need to thank everyone for that. I often asked myself whilst writing the book, which took the best part of a year, “can I really do this?”. I had days where I literally couldn’t even string a sentence together, but I also had days where I would produce over five thousand words and everything just flowed effortlessly. I guess all things we work on have their ups and downs. Looking back, it doesn’t seem so bad I guess, and I think 2017 will certainly see the start of my second book. The lows have been […]
7th October 2016
Bath Business wards 2016 at Bath Race course  Thursday 22 September 2016  Guest speaker James Ketchel  PHOTO BY: PAUL GILLIS (www.paulgillisphoto.com) paul@paulgillisphoto.com

Getting things done!

Hi guys, It’s been pretty much non stop since I returned from my cycle around Britain. I can’t believe that two weeks have passed already! The main news is, my book “The Ultimate Triathlon” is now available as an eBook on Amazon. It’s taken some time but it’s finally ready for you to download. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LY3GGN6/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_l4N9xbSCVBTHA Last week I spent the day with James from Vaaru Bikes, rebuilding my machine that took me round Britain. You can check out his titanium bike range here http://www.vaarucycles.com and I promise a video of my full bike set up will be coming next week. It’s now coming into speaking season so am finding myself attending events and meeting new people on a regular basis. I thoroughly enjoy the experience and know that I’m very lucky to be doing this for a living at the moment. I’ve realised that it doesn’t matter who you are […]

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


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