James Harvey

James Harvey

Bike around Britain


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Do you ever get the urge to do something but never get around to it?[/p] [p]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.[/p] [p]So now I have the kit (probably what I need anyway, who knows for sure), 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).[/p] [p]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 and family as I go.[/p] [p]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.[/p] [p]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![/p] [p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charity. Thank you for any money you can give, and feel free to sponsor me a bit at a time for extra encouragement![/p][p]Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p][p][/p][p]30/04 - updated fundraising target to £4,500 - that's about a pound a mile. All packed for setting off tomorrow.[/p]


Personal Challenge Date

31 Jul 2013



Nov 1, 2013


Every little helps...


plus £0.25 Gift Aid

Oct 20, 2013


Thanks for writing the blog. Very entertaining.


plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Oct 14, 2013


With thanks to Peggy Metcalfe.


plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Sep 28, 2013


good luck,hope it all goes well, :-) xx


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 12, 2013


Well done James outstanding!! Love David and Gilly


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Sep 3, 2013


From people in a field, thanks Pet and company.


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Aug 31, 2013



plus £3.50 Gift Aid

Aug 24, 2013


I am colleague of Prof Susan Burton. I support your challenge and support for cancer patients.


Aug 23, 2013


BGG Doc_Adam


plus £1.75 Gift Aid

Aug 22, 2013


BGG joezg


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