Hi, my name is James Golding, you may know me, you may of heard of me, you may of ridden with me or you might not know me at all but on November 13th 2008 my life changed for ever.
Since then I’ve had cancer, septicemia, peritonitis, dropped from 14 to 6 stone had less than 5% chance of survival, I’ve had to relearn how to walk & ride a bike, I’ve been hit by a truck, ridden 3500 miles across America (averaging 145miles a day), been diagnosed with cancer again, had more chemotherapy, radiotherapy & surgery, had a little boy that I was told would never happen (Well my fiancé, Louise did) and we’ve raised nearly £2,000,000.00 for charity. Now I’m planning and training to break two cycling world records over the next 18 months.
The first is the Seven Day Cycling record of 1546 miles in seven days that’s officially stood since 1940, the second is the Round The World record of 18,000 miles (around the world) in under 100 days which currently stands at 105 days.
I’ve got so much that I’d love to talk about and could go on for ever but I’ve been told to keep it short. So for the first blog I thought I’d introduce myself and try to save the rest for later or we could be here a while.
As this is the first one I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone that has supported me in so many ways over the last few years and for the comments following some of the recent press since our launch, all that we have achieved wouldn’t have been possible without you and we wouldn’t be making the plans we are now.
I’m going to be blogging on a regular basis, sharing the progress, the stuff on my mind, training, nutrition, the people, the team and maybe some of the kit we’re using. But for now it’s about spending the next 10 days riding the roads of Portugal (which aren’t to be under estimated) to see where we’re at, we know where we’ve been and we know where we want to get to.
Ride For A Reason – One Step At A Time.
Thanks again, James.