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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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7th October 2016
Bath Business wards 2016 at Bath Race course  Thursday 22 September 2016  Guest speaker James Ketchel  PHOTO BY: PAUL GILLIS (

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. 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 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 […]
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 […]

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