On 16th May 2011 James Ketchell reached the summit of Mount Everest. Nearly a year previous to that James had rowed single handed across the Atlantic Ocean. Three years prior to that he was recovering from a serious motorcycle accident that left him with broken legs, a severely broken and dislocated ankle and the prognosis that he was likely to suffer a permanent walking impairment and would certainly not be able to continue the active physical lifestyle he had enjoyed up to that point.
June 30th will see James set off from London’s Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park as he attempts to cycle around the world. James will be averaging upwards of 150 miles per day as he navigates his way around the globe in order to complete the 18,000-mile unsupported trip in less than six months.
Throughout this challenge James will be working with a production team to capture the planning, preparation and the achievement of the challenge, from which they will develop the associated book and documentary.
Working for others
James will also be seeking to extend his involvement with schools and other organizations for young people through a planned programme of talks and interactive engagements with the project via his website.
We will be offering lesson plans to any schools that are following the journey. The plans will cover all aspects of the expedition, from geography, science, culture and history. There will also be the opportunity for schools to participate in challenge based learning through planing sections of the route and writing press releases.
We will also be raising awareness for a wonderful children’s charity The ELIFAR Foundation.
We hope to see you all on the 30th June for a 12pm start to send James on his way. For full details of the send off please email email@example.com