James is due to set off on the ride April 1st and expects to take around two years to circumnavigate the globe.
The Light Blue cycle company are excited to announce their sponsorship of intrepid adventurer James Davenport, who is embarking on a Round the World cycle trip on board a Light Blue Darwin Speedtour.
The purpose of Davenport’s global ride is to raise awareness and funds to establish a sporting based charity in rural Cambodia, to help improve the lives and opportunities of young people in the South-Easterly Kanhchriech District of the country - ‘A Sporting Chance for All’.
James is due to set off on the ride April 1st and expects to take around two years to circumnavigate the globe. Initially he’ll be heading across the channel to Holland, before weaving his way down through Europe, visiting such countries as Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain to Portugal before heading to Iceland and then North America and onwards.
James said, “My idea or dream is simple, to cycle around the world, solo, self-assisted (unsupported) and most importantly, from my perspective, self-funded.”
The Norwich born cyclist added, “The aim is to raise enough money, so that I can try to help in making a positive difference in rural Cambodia and hope to help set up a much required sporting charity, with the help and guidance of local friends, families and connections I have made, whilst living and working in the country.”
In order to help James hit his £150,000 fundraising target, he is also currently setting up a charity clothing label Por.Que.No - from which all proceeds will be going to the charity.
To enable James to undertake the trip, The Light Blue are providing James with one of their Darwin Speedtour bikes and are excited to see how the machine fares on such an arduous ride.
“We are pleased to support James with his Round the World cycle ride and this worthwhile cause. The magnitude of his task is obviously significant for both man and machine, but we are sure the Darwin Speedtour is the ideal bike for the job.” said The Light Blue Brand Manager Steve Clarke.
Between now and James’ departure he will be making his final preparations with regards training, equipment, transfers, visas and travel planning. If you or your company would like to support or sponsor James’ Round the World ride you can email him on firstname.lastname@example.org
James Davenport’s Darwin Speedtour
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Photo: James Davenport in London with his Light Blue Darwin Speedtour Photo: © Jamie Chapman www.jamiechapmanphotography.com