On Monday March 22nd, 2010, I will be beginning a 2000-mile cycle ride through each and every one of the English counties in a bid to raise as much money as possible for the fantastic charity Brunelcare, a Bristol-based organisation which promotes independence for older people with specific expertise in Dementia care.

The route will take me along approximately 2080 miles of National Cycle Network routes, beginning in Lydd (Kent) and ending in Ross-on-Wye (Herefordshire) 35 days later. 

In 2007, I completed the London marathon in aid of Asthma UK (as I am a sufferer). I wanted my next challenge not only to be tougher but to raise money for a smaller and more local charity. I chose Brunelcare for two reasons: firstly I was born and raised in the West-country, where the charity is based; secondly, my grandmother suffered from Dementia so I know what is involved when looking after and caring for sufferers.

I will be blogging every day (as far as possible) on my journey and you can find it here: I am on twitter (@cycleengland) for the days when I am unable to update blogs and photos and I'm also making a video diary (including the use of a helmet-cam) of my efforts in order to record the event in more detail.

If you feel able to support me in my endeavours then please give generously. It might be a cliche, but every penny counts and will make a huge difference. 

Thank you so much for your support, and see you on the road!

James x

Raising money for



Charity Registration No. 201555

Brunelcare is an independent organisation offering choices in ACCOMMODATION, CARE and SUPPORT to older people in the South West. We have been providing services to promote the independence of older people for 70 years. We also specialise in supporting people living with dementia and their families.

Donations 41

Great achievement James, hope you enjoyed it too! :) catch up with you soon. Slan, r

Donation by Richie Harrington on 03/08/10

A great achievement. Congratulations. Mag, Carol and final GTS

Donation by Jennifer Frecknall on 15/06/10


Many congratulations Jams, a great achievement for a very worthy cause - well done!

Donation by Paul Baker on 05/05/10


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Rumour has it that I already need their support, but happilly 'How would I know !'

Donation by Paul Forman on 28/04/10


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What a brilliant thing to do! Very best of luck and keep pedalling!

Donation by John Turner, Clare & Niki Slemeck on 27/04/10


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Well done James,when are you doing Europe ?

Donation by Glen Maggs on 27/04/10


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Dear James, Congratulations on competing your amazing journey-pedaling around every B&B in England. Brilliant, well done Richard, Dee and Noah.

Donation by richard hardwicke on 25/04/10

Well done James. Best wishes Norman Morris

Donation by Norman Morris on 23/04/10


Donation by mike wentworth on 23/04/10


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Dear James, well done you - loving the blog! much love Alex and Anthony xx

Donation by Alexandra & Anthony Leech on 21/04/10

So proud of you dearest cousin. Enjoying the blog immensely & contemplating seeing if I can join you on one leg in my dreams - puff puff...

Donation by Alex, Euge, Islay, Benson & Hedges xxxx on 21/04/10

Well done James lots of love from Max and Megan

Donation by Megan Royde on 20/04/10

I can hardly ride a bike, but Brian is an ex-cycle champion, so both really impressed! lots love

Donation by Jacy&Brian on 20/04/10


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All of us at Plump Hill and Barfett St, wish you well on the last stage of your journey. Well done James.

Donation by Jennifer Taylor on 19/04/10


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Heh James Good on you! You've picked a great time to do it, not a cloud in the sky fingers crossed the sun stays shining Good luck love Tom and Tiz

Donation by Elizabeth Aalders on 18/04/10


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We were pleased to see you and hope the on-going journey was trouble free with a following wind! Well done - a fantastic effort.

Donation by Anthony and Janet Wilson on 18/04/10

What muscles you will have at the end of this. Sorry to miss the end of your ordeal. Lots of love Penny

Donation by Jennifer Frecknall on 14/04/10


Well done James. Love Gwenyth and Frank

Donation by Gwenyth Altmann on 14/04/10


Sorry about the wind but it may just get you to Bridlington quicker. Love Sandra

Donation by Sandra Bargh on 14/04/10


+ £43.72 Gift Aid

What price a sore arse.

Donation by Paul Griffith on 13/04/10


Keep on going! We're very impressed. You should've come to see us in Kent before you started, but if you fancy a little detour on your way back.....

Donation by Mike & Fiona Williams on 10/04/10


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Congratulations James on your superb feat of endurance.

Donation by Christopher and Aurea Hart on 10/04/10

Pob lwc ar y daith!

Donation by Rowland Jones on 10/04/10


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I enjoyed your blog. Hope the weather improves for you. Well done you - a great cause.

Donation by Edward Holland on 08/04/10


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Happy pedalling young man. See you in the summer.

Donation by Edward Gregory on 07/04/10


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Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,710.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,710.00
  • Gift Aid£232.69

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