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
Dreading today’s ride! 85 very hilly miles to Tiverton and the weather isn’t scheduled to improve either! Watch out for the Tweeted map link at the start of the day. Your replies are read out aloud by my phone and have certainly helped us on our way! Bike route 1114950 – powered by Bikemap
Day 1 done! Cornwall is very hilly! And the weather’s not been great either! We got one hell of a tail wind coming out of Land’s End but it soon turned gusty with some nasty blasts of wind coming from the side. However, we were quite glad to be slightly protected from the wind by […]
At the start of each day, a shortened link from cyclemeter will be posted on Twitter and Facebook. This will also appear in the Twitter feed on the top right of the James-Davis.com homepage. The link will show a map of our progress in real time. (subject to mobile signal)! Any replies will be read […]
And so it starts! After photos at the sign at Land’s End we’re heading to Golant via the country roads. Avoiding the A-roads means we’ll be hitting some short sharp climbs. Cornwall and Devon are the worst sections of the ride! Let’s hope our legs survive! Bike route 1112186 – powered by Bikemap
Dave and I have arrived at Land’s End ahead of our LEJoG start tomorrow morning. Just waiting for John to arrive. The ride from Penzance was very scenic – but the steep climb out of Newlyn was a bit of a shock to the system after the long train journey. Update: John’s arrived and we’re […]
I took this photograph of a peacock at Kew Gardens. Taken With Nikon D80 and Nikon 105MM AF-S VR II F2.8D Micro Nikkor Lens. Comments welcome!
After a 3-hour trek up to the crater of the volcano that gives the island of Stromboli its name, we were rewarded with fantastic views of magma explosions and lava flows. The twin furnaces were continuously spitting out magma, allowing me to try several different exposure lengths. However, I was only quick enough to grab […]
Check out these macro photos, taken at Oxford’s Botanical Gardens. Lens used: Nikon 105MM AF-S VR II F2.8D Micro Nikkor Lens