In 2009, James Bowthorpe completed his Around The World cycling trip (18,000 miles) in 175 days – smashing Mark Beaumont’s previous record by 20 days. Since then, it’s be broken twice more and the record now stands at 169 days.
Rather than trying to win back his title (I imagine it’s not a trip you would want to repeat), James will be taking part in the Race Across America. 3000 miles from West to East coast in just 10 days. That means cycling around 300 miles a day, surviving on just 1 hours sleep per day.
To prepare for this, next Wednesday James will become a human window display in Look Mum No Hands, in collaboration with Milltag – cycling non-stop for 24 hours. Then at 7:30pm on Thursday, he will jump off his bike and give quick presentation on his past, present and future adventures.
So pop down to LMNH next Thursday and cheer him on!