Do you ever get the urge to do something but never get around to it?
In 2012 I had an idea for an adventure, and I wasn’t even in the pub at the time. Could I cycle around the coast of Britain? Seemed like a good idea. A few months later and after looking into it a bit more, it still seemed like a good idea.
So now I have the kit, the route is planned (roughly), and I’ll be setting off from Norwich on 01 May 2013. Initially I’ll be cycling out to the Eastern most point of Britain (Lowestoft) and from there making my way in an anticlockwise direction around the coast, before ending up back in Norwich towards the end of July (or thereabouts).
It’s a distance of between 4000 and 4500 miles and I intend to average around 65 miles a day, carrying all my equipment with me. I’ll be camping for the most part, with the occasional B&B or hotel, and dropping in to see friends as I go.
I’ll be raising money for the Big C, a Norfolk Charity offering support to cancer patients, providing equipment for hospitals and funding cancer research. The Big C provided immense support for Lu Harvey who sadly passed away in Feb 2012 after a very brave battle with cancer. We all miss her very much, but even though Lu isn’t around in person she provides inspiration whenever I think of her.
You can sponsor me here: www.virginmoneygiving.com/james
You can keep track of progress via my blog, which I intend to keep up-to-date with stories and photos from my adventure. There will no doubt be brilliant days, and days with calamities, but that’s all part of the challenge and should provide you with entertainment!