Author Archive for: James Davis
About James Davis
James’s passion for travel has lead him to all four comers of the world in pursuit of cultural encounters, geophysical beauty and personal physical challenges. Highlights include trekking in Patagonia and travelling in Iran during the ‘Arab spring’.
In 2011, James cycled 1,000 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats and got the bug for endurance cycling.
James Davis works in digital marketing for one of the biggest retail websites in the UK.
James has a track record of taking on endurance challenges and has raised over £10,000 for charity in the past 5 years. Most recently, he ran the 2012 and 2014 London marathons and has walked the 50-mile circumference of Jersey in 12 hours.
Entries by James Davis
On 12th July 2015, Emily and I are setting off to cycle 20,000km from London to Cape Town in aid of World Bicycle Relief. I’m inviting you, your friends and family members to join us on the first leg – our very own London to Brighton charity cycle ride. Starting in Wandsworth, the ride will follow the […]
It was the last day and I still felt fresh. How could this be? I really expected to be in pieces by now but, as I got on the bike for the last 52 miles from Helmsdale to John O’Groats, I thought to myself that I could continue like this for many more weeks to […]
Today, the invalids made it out of bed just in time to wave me off at 10.30am and, as I headed out of the city via the Beauly Firth Bridge, they headed to Morrisons to find breakfast at the café. It wasn’t long before I disturbed them from their soggy bacon rolls. Just 9 miles […]
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The legs were a bit tender after yesterday’s Ben Nevis climb, so I felt I deserved a slightly later start than usual. Full with porridge and over-poached eggs, I headed out of Fort William, towards Inverness. The simple route would have been to head straight up the A82 but, soon after leaving town, I veered […]
Today’s route takes me north east in the A82, passing Loch Lochy and Loch Oich. At Fort Augustus, I’ll turn off the A82 onto the B862 which skirts the Eastern shores of Loch Ness. This route is not the flattest by far, with a climb up to 1,266ft. Legs ate stuff from yesterday’s mountain climb […]
Another day of perfect weather. I’ve been incredibly lucky. Although, as I write this I can hear rain outside. Let’s hope it won’t turn into the deluge that we experienced in Cornwall and Devon! As my newly-formed support crew, John and Dave, wrestled themselves from bed to see me off at 08:45, I was still […]