James Ketchell finally completed his round-the-world 18,000 mile cycle recently when he cycled from Brighton to London (Greenwich) for the hero’s welcome. Richard Burbage and Dave Everest joined him on this 55 mile uphill cycle, setting off at 8:00am from Brighton, arriving in London for the finish line at 1:00pm. This was a great achievement for James and Centrix were pleased to be able to support him during his adventures.
James Ketchell 31, became the first man in history to complete rowing the Atlantic solo, climbing Everest and cycling around the world unaided. The global cycle took him through over 20 different countries, he rowed the 3,000 miles from La Gomera to Antigua in 110 days, reached the 29,029-foot summit of Mount Everest in
6 weeks and cycled 18,000 miles around the world in just under
Upon crossing the finish line in Greenwich, James said, “I’ve met some amazing people along the way, people taking me into their homes, and visiting kids in schools, hospitals and obviously Scout groups, it was a once in a lifetime, experience and I hope I’ve done them justice in a way and repaid some of the generosity they’ve shown me.”
James says his journey was to raise awareness for children’s charity ‘The ELIFAR Foundation.’ The Foundation aims to help improve the quality of life of disabled children and adults through grants for specialised equipment, otherwise unavailable by statutory means.
Over the course of his travels James has met with more than 5,000 children across schools and scout groups around the world, sharing stories of adventure and educational information.