My name is James Bowthorpe. On the 29th March 2009 I set out from London to break the round the world cycling record. I am doing this to raise 1.8 million pounds for much needed research into the cause of Parkinson’s Disease. I have been preparing for this challenge for the last 6 months and now I’m on my way! You can follow my progress and see photos, on my blog.

The Route

My route starts and ends in London. I will be passing through the following countries:

France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Portugal and Spain.

By going to my gps tracking site, www.whereintheworldisjames.com, you can see where i am right now!


We are using the Just Giving site so that you know your donations are secure and go straight to the research charity What’s Driving Parkinson’s? You can donate on the Just Giving website here or alternatively if you want to make a one-off donation, and you are a UK taxpayer, please download the giftaid form here. If you’d like to do it the old fashioned way and think that your friends might want to contribute, please download a sponsorship form here.


Press: please contact our publicist at press@globecycle.org.

To download my Press Release, click here.


To take a look at the research being done at What’s Driving Parkinsons, click here